Samsung Galaxy S is one of the largest selling Android smartphone. Samsung managed to sell more than 10 million units of the powerful Galaxy S. This handset originally runs on the Android 2.1 (Eclair) Operating System, but it was later updated to Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. Samsung India already confirmed that, the Galaxy S will get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update by the end of this month. And now, we have a good news for the Samsung Galaxy S owners in India.
Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android 2.3.3 update for the Galaxy S in India. Some of my friends have already started receiving this update for their Galaxy S smartphone. This update is numbered DDJV6 and it is currently available only via Samsung Kies. Sadly, this update is not available via OTA (Over-The-Air).
This update will upgrade the Samsung Galaxy S to Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) and it will bring a lot of improvements and bug fixes. Samsung is also expected to update its first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab to Android Gingerbread OS before the end of Q2 of 2011. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy SL will receive the Android 2.3 update during the first or second week of July. Stay tuned for more updates.
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Along with the Xperia Arc and Play, Sony Ericsson has started rolling out a new firmware update for the older generation Xperia branded handsets the X10. Apparently, the update is also being rolled out to the Xperia X10 Mini, Mini Pro and the X8.
The new firmware update does not bring any major changes, and nor is it the anticipated Android 2.3 update for the X10. The update is basically aimed at improving the general system performance and stability.
X10 users over at XDA who have updated their phone to the latest firmware (2.1.B.0.1) report performance improvements, smoother operation, and improvements in camera image quality as well. The Timescape app is also much smoother now. The firmware update also includes a new baseband, so users should expect an increase in network reception along with higher data transfer speeds.
The new firmware is also root able, so users don’t need to worry about losing root access to the system partitions. At the moment, the firmware update is being rolled out only in Germany. Expect this firmware update to roll out in more regions of the world beginning from tomorrow.
Samsung Galaxy S II is the successor of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. This handset runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.2 GHz dual-core proccessor, 8 megapixel camera and more. This handset have already received 3 million pre-orders by the carriers.
Samsung Galaxy S II is currently available only in few countries and it is expected to launch in more than 120 countries by the end of this month. Even though, this handset is not available in major markets, but it hasn’t stopped Samsung from issuing software updates for this powerful smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S II have recently received two firmware updates. The latest update is numbered i9100XWKE2. Sadly, this update is not available via Over-The-Air (OTA). To install this update on your Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, you will need a computer and Samsung’s Kies desktop software.
The latest firmware update fixes the automatic brightness and some connectivity issues on this handset. It also makes the Swype more responsive. This update is also rootable, so you can go with custom ROMs and tweaks. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.
Nokia recently updated its C3 Touch and Type device, which bring the new Swipe to Unlock feature. Now, the same feature is available for the X3 Touch and Type phone via new firmware update. The Nokia X3-02 candy bar phone comes with a 2.4 inch touchscreen display as well as a physical T9 keypad. The latest firmware version can be downloaded from the Nokia Software Update or via. Over-The-Air (OTA).
The latest firmware is numbered 06.00 and it comes with the new swipe features. You can unlock your device by swiping from left to right. When on the home screen, you can open the Collection view by swiping from left to right and the Games view by swiping from right to left. Check out the complete changelog, after the break:
- Swipe to unlock your device
- Swipe to open Collection and Games
- Performance and usability improvements
It is advised to backup all your data before updating the 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. 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 budget phone, the Nokia C3. This handset is quite popular among the youth, since it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, which helps them to stay connected with their friends on the go. Nokia C3 features a 2.4 inch QVGA display, GPRS/EDGE, Opera Mini, Wi-Fi connectivity, 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and more.
The new firmware update is numbered 08.63 and it comes with application updates, improved features and performance. The latest firmware version can be downloaded from the Nokia Software Update or via. Over-The-Air (OTA). Check out the complete changelog below.
Nokia C3 Changelog:
- Improved features and performance
- Updated applications
- Better Stability
You can easily check for updates, just by dialing *#0000# on the home screen. To get this software through your device, select Applications > Software Update, and choose the software you want to update. It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation.
If you find something new, let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more firmware updates.
Last month, Nokia officially launched the C3-01 Touch and Type phone in India. This handset comes with a 2.4 inch touchscreen display, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and much more. Within a month, this handset has received a new firmware update numbered 06.00. The new firmware update comes with an amazing “Swipe To Unlock” feature, general performance improvements, etc. Check out the complete changelog below:
Nokia C3-01 Changelog:
- Swipe to unlock your device
- Swipe to open Collection and Games
- Performance and usability improvements
The latest firmware version can be downloaded from the Nokia Software Update or via. Over-The-Air (OTA). To get this software through your device, select Applications > Software Update, and choose the software you want to update.
It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation. It may take few days or weeks for the update to reach in your region. If you find any other changes or improvements in this firmware update, then share with us in the comments section below.
Nokia has recently released a new firmware update for its ageing business communicator in a candy bar form-factor the Nokia E72.
The new firmware update carries the version number 54.005 and weighs in at only 1MB. The update brings the usual performance and stability improvements.
Here is the official change-log from All About Symbian :
- SIM Lock 3.0 and B2B Certificate, phase 1 added
- Startup settings baseline updated (wk47, 2010) (new dates etc.)
- After a hard reset or on first use, Camera shortcut is replaced with Ovi Store shortcut in the Home screen
- Removal of Ovi Files (service is now outdated)
- Vlingo application removed
Some E72 owners who updated to firmware v52 are also reporting improved camera performance, especially in Auto-Focus.
Since the E72 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data on the phone. The firmware update is being rolled out via OTA as well as via Nokia Software Updater/Nokia Ovi Suite.
Nokia recently released a new firmware update for its popular entry-level phone, the Nokia C1-01 and C1-02. The Nokia C1-01 is a dual-SIM phone with basic features, while the Nokia C1-02 is an entry level handset with dual-SIM, camera, FM Radio and other features. The latest firmware version is numbered 4.40 and it comes with general usability and performance improvements. Check out the complete changelog below.
Nokia C1-01 and Nokia C1-02 Changelog:
- Performance improvements
- Usability improvements
The latest firmware version can be downloaded from the Nokia Software Update or via. Over-The-Air (OTA). To get this software through your device, type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Select Options > Check for updates and follow the on-screen prompts. It is advised to back up all your data before updating the device, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation.
The long awaited update for Windows Phone 7 is finally ready and will slowly be trickling out to handsets during the week. NoDo’ is the internal name (supposedly in jest of Google’s Donutmoniker) for the update and it brings along the much anticipated copy and paste feature, improved Marketplace searching and better Facebook contact integration. Although this update was first estimated to be available early February, Microsoft delayed to ensure compatibility and functionality for all handsets. Recent updates for Windows Phone 7 handsets were met with some troubles for Samsung devices and again were subsequently held off from public accessibility.
Microsoft has updated their Windows Phone 7 update history page to include the updates slated for March. The version numbering is bumped from 7.0.7008.0 to 7.0.7390.0 and a consumer-friendly changelog is present. In addition to core usability updates many other changes have been made, such as
Faster apps and games. Nobody likes to wait. That’s why we’ve whittled down the time it takes for apps and games to start up and resume. It’s all part of our focus on getting you to the things you love, easier and faster.
Other Marketplace improvements. We’ve improved the stability of Marketplace while you download apps.
Wi-Fi improvements. We now display your phone’s Media Access Control (MAC) address in Settings. (You might need this info if you try to connect to a Wi-Fi network that uses MAC address filtering.
Outlook improvements. We’ve improved the experience of viewing iPhone photo attachments you receive from a non-Exchange-based email account (such as a Google Mail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! Mail account), using the Global Address List (GAL) when connecting to Exchange Server 2003 using Exchange ActiveSync, and working with email display names that contain brackets (for example, "David Alexander [Contoso]").
Messaging improvements. We’ve improved the experience of receiving Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages if your phone uses a PIN-locked SIM.
Camera improvements. We’ve improved the stability of switching between camera and video modes.
Audio improvements. We’ve improved the experience of using a Bluetooth headset to make calls when you’re playing music or videos.
Other performance improvements. This month’s update also includes software from several phone manufacturers that improves the performance of specific models. Naturally, if you don’t have one of the affected models, we won’t install this portion of the update on your phone.
Since Windows Phone 7 lacks the integrated carrier customizations that many other platforms allow, Microsoft should have an easy time rolling out updates to all handsets in a timely fashion. Hopefully the days of market and localization-based update pushing are over and this can usher in a fast, seamless and user-friendly method of updating smartphones. Unfortunately, it does appear that you will need to connect your device to a computer in order to update through the Zune suite no OTA at this time.
Nokia has released a voluntary software update for the N8, C6-01 and C7 smartphones aligning them with the current offerings on the new E7. The aforementioned Symbian devices will be bumped to PR1.2 while the same software is referred to as PR1.1 on the recently launched E7. The main purpose of the update is to address an issue with Mail for Exchange synchronization with servers running Exchange 2010 with Service Pack 1. In addition to bug fixes, the update brings along a new version of the Ovi Store client and adds subway, train and tram locations, real time traffic, safety alerts, updated POI as well as improved search and location sharing functionality to Ovi Maps.
The update is available to unlocked devices and will come bundled later with the upcoming PR2 software for customized operator subsidized phones. Since this is a voluntary update, no software will be pushed to handsets and users must explicitly check for updates on their device for completing an OTA update (WiFi and cellular are both supported) or can check via the Nokia Software Updater which is part of the Ovi Suite.
Nokia Discussions forums has more details and frequently asked questions about the update as well as some discussion of the forth coming PR2 update to all Symbian^3 handsets.