iPod touch gets Street View, beats iPhone 3G at tennis

Some good news for iPod touch owners: one enterprising individual going by the nom de mod timmyj9 has figured out how to enable the Street View functionality in the media player’s version 2.2 firmware — albeit with some glitches. If your iPod touch is jailbroken, and if you enjoy this sort of illegitimate activity, feel free to hit the link below for some thrilling step-by-step directions. And if that wasn’t exciting enough for you, we’ve just espied a video that pits the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G against both a first and a second generation iPod touch in a fight to the death (or more accurately, TouchSport Tennis). Admittedly, this is not the most scientific of benchmarks, but the clip (after the break) clearly shows the 532MHz second generation iPod touch rocking the 3D graphics faster than its 412MHz iPhone 3G counterpart. As expected, neither the original iPhone nor the first generation iPod fare nearly as well as their siblings.

iPhone 2.2 firmware update available now


It’s here. Google Street View and over the air Podcast downloads from
iTunes. Yup, public transit and walking directions too and the ability
to share your location via email. Bug fixes, Safari enhancements, the
ability to toggle auto-text correction, and plenty more… just like we
heard in the pre-rumor run-up. Now get outta here, your iTunes update awaits.

Update: Added some screenshots of the most notable new
features after the break. The Street View implementation seems solid
though we miss the compass feature found on T-Mobile’s G1. Also, the
real-estate saved by moving the Google search field next to the URL
field in Mobile Safari is a welcome and obvious change. As to
auto-correction, well, that’s personal taste.

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