Last month, Nokia rolled out firmware updates for two of its handsets, the Nokia 5800 and 5530, both of which are nearly two year old now.
Now, Nokia has started rolling out another firmware update for another of its previous-generation handset, the E72. The E72 was the successor to the highly popular E71, and met with moderate success.
The new firmware update – v81 – weighs in at 1.3MB, and mainly updates the core apps of the phone. This includes the Web browser, which gets updated to the same version as the one found in Nokia’s Symbian Anna powered phone. This should hopefully make the browsing experience on the E72 much more tolerable. The inbuilt Email and QuickOffice app have also got a minor version update.
Other than the above said changes, users should also see improvements in the stability and performance of the phone.
The update is being rolled out in stages, so it might take a while before the update shows up on your phone. E72 owners can either update the phone via OTA (Over-The-Air), or by using Nokia Software Updater/Nokia Suite. Even though the E72 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users are recommended to make a backup of their phone’s data before proceeding with the firmware update.
Head over to AllAboutSymbian for more information and discussion about the new firmware update for the E72.
Hot on the heels of the v25 firmware update for their Symbian^3 phones, Nokia has started rolling out a ‘performance’ pack for their handsets.
As the name suggests, the ‘performance’ pack aims at improving the performance and stability of the phone and its core apps. The change-log states an improvement in the email app, improved GPS performance and ‘more’. The update is an application level update, and not a firmware level update. Thus, the firmware version of your phone will remain the same post the update.
Users who have already installed the update reported an improvement in the performance of the email app, along with an overall performance improvement. The update is available via OTA (Over-The-Air) as well as via Nokia Suite. Go to the Software Update app on your Symbian^3 phone to download and install this 1MB update.
This performance update is available for all Symbian^3 handsets running Symbian Anna, including the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and the E7.
Head over to AllAboutSymbian for more information and discussion about this ‘performance’ update.
Hot on the heels of the firmware update for the Nokia 5800, the Finnish giant has also released a firmware update for its smaller sibling, the 5530.
The new firmware (v40) brings a new swipe to unlock lock screen, along with a new version of the browser. The new version of the browser is same as the one found in Symbian Anna powered phones, which brings with it some major performance improvements.
Other notable improvements include louder music playback volume, and overall speed and stability improvements. The overall free RAM after a fresh bootup has also increased considerably.
Nokia 5530 owners can update their handset either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater/Ovi Suite. Since the 5530 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.
Since Nokia is rolling out the firmware update in stages, users need to be patient before the update is available in their region of the world.
Kudos to Nokia for still releasing firmware updates for nearly 2 year old handsets, which improve their performance and add new features.
Nokia 5530 owners can find more information about the firmware update here.
Nokia has started rolling out a new firmware update for their first ever S60v5 powered handset, the Nokia 5800. Considering the handset was launched more than two years ago, its commendable of Nokia to keep on releasing firmware updates for the phone.
The new firmware update (v60) is a pretty major one, and brings a host of new and some much-needed changes. First and foremost, the browser has been updated to the same version as the one found in Symbian Anna based phones. The new browser is much more fast and stable compared to the previous version, which frankly was totally unusable. The overall performance of the system and stability has also improved. The lock screen has also been updated, and users now need to Swipe the screen to unlock the phone.
Nokia 5800 owners who have already installed the firmware update reported a faster Gallery app as well. The firmware update also includes Nokia Maps (v3.06 Build 637), along with Qt 4.07(3). The Nokia Store bundled in this firmware carries the version number 1.16. Other notable changes in the new firmware include more free RAM, and increased volume while playing back music. The update does remove emoticons support from the messaging app though.
The new firmware update is already available for download via OTA, and weighs in at 7.2MB. Alternatively, users can also use Nokia Software Updater or Nokia Suite to update the phone’s firmware. If the firmware update is not already available in your region, please be patient as Nokia is gradually rolling out the update.
Nokia has started rolling out a new firmware update for its current range of Symbian^3 handsets. Symbian^3 owners should not get too excited because it’s not the Belle update they are hoping for.
The new firmware update (v25) does not bring any noticeable changes, except for the bump in the firmware version. Some users did report that the web browser seemed to open faster, and was much smoother in general use as well. This might as well be a placebo effect though.
The new v25 firmware update is being rolled out for all Symbian^3 powered handsets including the N8, E7, C7, and the C6-01. Users can either update the firmware via OTA (Over-The-Air) by keying in *#0000# or by simply using Nokia Software Updater/Nokia Suite.
Sadly, the firmware does not fix any of the serious issues with Symbian^3 including the Mail-for-exchange and Wi-Fi stability bug on the E7. In all possibility, this firmware update prepares the Symbian^3 handset for the upcoming Symbian Belle update.
Nokia has already started shipping Symbian Belle handsets and its current crop of Symbian^3 handsets are stated to get the Belle update sometime in Q4. Nokia will also announce its next-gen handsets at its upcoming Nokia World 2011 beginning from October 27th.
HTC EVO 4G is the first 4G smartphone and one of the most popular Android device. This handset was launched in the US, during the Q2 of 2010. HTC EVO 4G is exclusively available for the Sprint customers in the US. This handset originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, but it was later updated to the new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Sprint recently rolled out a software update for this powerful smartphone. The latest update comes with some fixes and improvements. Check out the complete changelog below.
- Integrated voice recognition accuracy with voice search and voice-to-text
- Image size issue with contact transfer over Bluetooth
- Images cut off in Picasa
- Group contacts not in alphabetical order
- Out of memory, Unable to send SMS
The latest update changes the firmware version of this handset to v4.53.651.1. This update is available only via Over-The-Air (OTA). It is advised to backup all of your data before updating the device. It might take some days for the update to reach your smartphone. If you face any problem or find something new in this update, please let us know in the comments.
Nokia has started rolling out a new firmware update for its budget-oriented business class handset the Nokia E5. The firmware update carries the version number 71.03.
The new firmware update brings a number of changes to the E5, including an updated web-browser and Nokia (Formerly OVI) Maps. The new browser is the same (v7.3) as the one found in Symbian Anna based handsets. The new version of Nokia Maps brings indoor positioning via Wi-Fi, and travel and recommendation services like Lonely Planet.
Other core apps like Nokia Email, and QuickOffice have also been updated. The usual performance and stability improvements, along with some bug-fixes are also present.
Nokia E5 owners can download, and install the update via OTA or by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU). Even though the E5 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.
The update is being rolled out in stages, so be patient if it does not show up on your E5 yet!
Nokia recently released a new firmware update for its popular slide-out QWERTY phone, the Nokia N97 Mini. This update is a part of the set of upgrades, which was announced by Nokia last week for its Symbian 3.2 and Symbian 5.0 phones. The latest firmware is numbered 30.0.004 and it comes with the new web application, updated Ovi Maps, Emoticon support in messaging and much more.
This update also removes the Ovi Contacts from the Nokia N97 Mini handset and replace it with the new Nokia IM. The latest firmware version can be downloaded from the Nokia Software Update or via. Over-The-Air (OTA). Check out the complete changelog, after the break.
- Web application updated to 7.3 with new UI and updated WebKit engine
- Updated Ovi Maps 3 to Service Release 6 (also known as 3.06 / 3.6)
- Emoticon support in Messaging for SMS and MMS
- Smart dialler added to homescreen
- Updated version of Nokia Messaging with improved HTML support
- Ovi Contacts removed, intended replacement is Nokia IM
- General performance and stability improvements
The size of the update is around 17 MB. Even though Nokia N97 Mini has support for User Data Preservation (UDP), you should backup all your data before updating this device, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation.
To get this software through your device, select Applications & Software Update, and choose the software you want to update or you can even dial *#0000# & press options > Check for Updates to get the update. You may have to wait for few days or weeks for the update to reach in your region. Stay tuned for more updates.
Nokia recently released a new firmware update for its popular business phone, the Nokia E72. This handset features 2.36 inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera and more. The new software version is numbered 071.004 and it comes with updated web browser, Ovi maps, along with other performance improvements. You can easily download this firmware update from Nokia Software Update or via. Over-The-Air (OTA). Check out the complete changelog after the break.
- Web Browser updated to v188.8.131.52
- Ovi Maps updated to v3.04 10wk32 b04
- Smiley support in SMS / MMS
- Mail client updated to v3.13
- Performance improvement
To get this software through your device, select Applications > Software Update, and choose the software you want to update or you can even dial *#0000# & press options > Check for Updates to get the update. You may have to wait for few days or even for few weeks before this update is available in your region.
Even though Nokia E72 has support for User Data Preservation (UDP), you should backup all your data before updating this device, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation. If you find something new in this update, or if you have any screenshot and videos of this update, then please share with us in the comments below.
Nokia has just announced via their Conversations blog, that they will be rolling out some new features via Software updates to Symbian S60v3.2 and S60v5 based handsets.
The software update will update the age-old and snail-paced internal browser to v7.3. It is the same version of the Nokia web browser, which ships with Symbian Anna phones. The updated browser will bring faster and smoother web browsing performance, support for International Domain Names (IDNs), along with support for non-ASCII letters such as Arabic or Chinese.
Apart from the updated web browser, the update will also include the latest version of Nokia Maps a.k.a Ovi Maps. For non-touch based Symbian handsets, Ovi Maps 3 SR4 will be installed. This new version of Ovi Maps offers indoor positioning via Wi-Fi, and travel and recommendation services like Lonely Planet.
For touch based Symbian handsets (S60v5), Ovi Maps 3 SR6 will be included in the software update. Along with the above said features, this version of Ovi Maps will also add public transport lines and check-in services to popular social networking sites.
Last but not the least; the software update will also add emoticons support. Nokia will roll-out all these new features for a bunch of touch and non-touch based Symbian handsets via a firmware update.
The update will be rolled out for the following devices :
- Nokia E72
- Nokia E52
- Nokia E5
- Nokia C5-00
- Nokia 6700 slide
- Nokia C6-00
- Nokia C5-03
- Nokia 5230
- Nokia 5235
- Nokia 5250
- Nokia X6
- Nokia N97 mini
- Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
- Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
Nokia has already started rolling out the firmware update for the Nokia 5230 and 5235. Updates for other handsets are also expected to follow soon.