Nokia has released a new firmware update for its first S60v5 touch phone the Nokia 5800. The Nokia 5800 got a major firmware update at the beginning of this year with firmware version 40. The v40 firmware update for Nokia 5800 brought with it – Kinetic Scrolling throughout the interface except for Icon based menu(s), New updated homescreen, better performance, Ovi Maps 3.3 and better reliability. The v50 firmware update for Nokia 5800 brings Kinetic scrolling in menus, new N97/Mini type music player, more reliability and smoother interface. It was just yesterday that Nokia had released a new firmware update for Nokia N86.
QuickOffice has also been integrated into the phone with this firmware update. Users who updated their phone to the latest version, also report that the camera quality has marginally improved. A new application called Ovi Sync is also installed by default. Users can update the firmware of the phone using Nokia Software Updater Or via FOTA. The Nokia 5800 features UDP (User Data Preservation) so users can update the firmware via FOTA, without any fear of loosing their data. Even then, users are recommended to create a backup of all their sensitive data before updating the firmware of the phone. As of now, the firmware update is only available in the APAC region.
UPDATE: The new firmware also enables kinetic scrolling in the web browser of the phone. Sadly, the web browser does not have the option to go in full screen mode now. Quite a strange move by Nokia here.
UPDATE 2: The browser automatically goes into full screen mode, just like the web browser on the Nokia N97/Mini. It was not working on my phone for some reason. Started working properly after a hard reset!