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Nokia N900 Gets Software Update With A Wide Range Of Improvements

Tuesday, 25 May 2010 06:34

Written by Apocalypso

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Just want to give everyone a quick heads up that Nokia has rolled out yet another firmware update for Nokia N900 which will be progressively available as FOTA (Firmware Over the Air) through the Application manager.

If you haven’t been warned yet, than enable internet connection and refresh app manager and check if it is already available for you otherwise be patient and wait it should be ready by the end of the week for most of the generic product codes .

Firmware version 1.2 (V10.2010.19-1) offering a range of enhancements including improvements to communication, browser and maps application. Email has been improved with the ability to accept or decline an event invitation right there in your inbox, and Facebook IM chat has also been bundled in. The release also brings with it video calling, allowing users face-to-face chatting anywhere.

An additional update you will be pleased to hear about is portrait browsing on the internet is a-go on the N900. Ovi Maps also gets the update treatment with changes to the UI, improving the experience of finding your way around. And finally, there’s also a change to the menu system UI with the first level now customisable.

New games also join the veritable arcade already on offer in Ovi Store. Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster, Zen-bound, Angry Birds (level pack), Sygic, Kroll, Weatherbug, and GoGadget are all available to keep you entertained. Important to note though that Ovi Store will do a full switchover this week Thursday, May 27, so these games and other for-purchase apps will show up then.

Many of you have been asking whether the new MeeGo platform will be supported on the N900 once it’s device-ready and here is the a little bit disappointing respond from Nokia:

Although Nokia N900 devices are being used for platform development and testing purposes by those involved in the MeeGo project, we don’t have plans for a full scale commercial MeeGo upgrade on the Nokia N900.

The reason? It’s really about ensuring that you have the best possible experience designed for the features on your Nokia N900 device. Nokia realises this news may be a disappointment for some, rest assured that Nokia will continue to support the core Maemo software on your Nokia N900, as evidenced by the PR 1.2 (V10.2010.19-1) update available today.

Nokia N900 support the User Data Preservation but it is anyway highly suggestible to make a proper back up before performing a firmware update just as precaution measure in case something goes wrong.

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