Nokia N8, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 PR1.1 Firmware Update Out
By on February 4th, 2011

Beginning from today, Nokia has started rolling out the PR1.1 firmware update for its new Symbian (formerly Symbian^3) handsets like the Nokia N8, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia C7.

The new firmware update will improve the performance and stability of all the three handsets along with fixing some bugs. Other changes in this firmware won’t be visible to the end users, but will be helpful to developers.

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Here is the official change-log from Nokia itself :

  • Meeting requests can be accepted directly from email invitations;
  • Maps integration in email, which means people can view the meeting location on the map when the address is mentioned in the location field in the invite.
  • For Nokia N8 users:
    a. New Quick Office 6.4 editor version, which offers editing possibilities and allows zooming in & out in Word documents.
    b. Three high quality games will also be preloaded on new devices Need for Speed Shift, Real Golf and Galaxy on Fire. (In some countries, Need for Speed is replaced with Asphalt 5). For current N8 users, these are available for free from Ovi Suite & Ovi Store.

Owners of any of the latest Symbian handset can update the firmware on their handset using Nokia Software Updater or Nokia Ovi Suite. They can also update the firmware on their handset directly via OTA (Over-The-Air).

Symbian is way behind Android and iOS in certain departments including a dated UI, extremely bad text input system and a pathetic web browser. Nokia has promised to fix most of these shortcomings in future firmware updates.

However, this PR 1.1 firmware update does not improve any of these aspects of the phone.   Seriously Nokia, it’s high time you do something which will be appreciated by both – the general public and bloggers.

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  • Tarun

    That’s it…….. is NOKIA crazy!

    I was really expecting something better on first update.

    Seem like I have to throw N8 now.

    com’on NOKIA are you guys gonna mad……give something which can retain your customers…..

    I am really sad now :-(

    • N8

      In the event you throw away your N8, could you please give it to me? I should pay for the shipping and handling.

    • IsAnyOneOutThere

      erm not sure what Nokia is doing or not doing, but the firmware, social network and updates are pretty crappy to say the least.
      Social (ie: F.B. Twitter app) has major issues for most c6, c7 and n8 users. Uninstall, or now don’t uninstall, to fix major issues with the social app is incredible TBH.
      Great looking phones, promising apps.widgets, just very poorly all put together. And for the updates, updates are suppose to fix issues, not make the whole thing even more f*kn loopy.
      Amazing!!

  • Amit

    One more feature that the new firmware update contains…i think you forgot to mention here or u dont even know…That now you can view contacts and dial a number in the portrait mode and classic mode as well..

  • JD

    I have the N8, and there are a few things I would like added that this supposedly “smart phone” does not have.
    1. You cannot insert a contacts details or number into a text message.
    2. you cannot edit “mobile” in the contact, some of my contacts have 5 or more numbers all under mobile, and it’s hard to remember what number is for what, take for example, my local radio station contact, there are numbers for “sms traffic”, “sms comment”, “sms competition”, “on air comment” etc etc, now I have all these numbers under “mobile” WTF, confusing to say the least.
    3. Texting does not learn words, I always use T9, and there are certain words that I have to always spell as it does not learn it.

    Please fwd this to Nokia firmware update programmers.

    Many thanks.

  • Arun

    guys i got myself a new nokia c6-01 hand set….im having continuous problem with the battery life… its not even standing for 5 hours with minimal use… what should i do… please help me

    • Arun

      i have updated to latest firmware too ..i donno what to do now

  • Fahad

    This message is for Nokia:

    1- Your update involves that thing which make games or like that application users happy to smile..
    But who will improve faulty touch behavior of Nokia N8??? Customers buy this phone because they believe upon your devices and services..only. I use this device, and such a big disappointment that N8 forgets every time that “Oh i am touch phone..”..and so halts a lot!!
    2- I also see Wifi signal weak problem..as on the other hand at the same time my E-52 is excellent in Wifi approach..Should i use TV antenna with my N8 to get Wifi..
    Tell me Nokia, you are getting much money from us for this only??

    Kindly do needful!! Let us know when you will erase these issues from N8..so that we can use it properly..

 
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