According to our sibling site, Android Central, in the wake of Apple's iPhone 3.1.3 update and new iPad hardware, Google issued a Nexus One software update of their own -- one that enables multitouch pinch-to-zoom in the built in apps like the web browser, maps, and gallery. Oh, and there's also a coincidentally Chrome OS tablet "concept" floating around as well.

We're being more than a little facetious in linking Google's updates and concepts to any iPhone and iPad news. I mean, who could have seen Apple announcing a tablet last week, right? Other than Fake Steve's prime suspect, of course. But that's the nature of the new Apple vs. Google frenemy relationship.

(Hey, really, anything that keeps the pressure on Apple to keep up the pace of innovation, we're all for. Give us that A+ iPhone update already!)