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 previous generation music oriented phone the X6. The new firmware number bumps up the software version to 32.xxx.
The firmware update improves the performance and stability of the phone, along with freeing up a bit of RAM. All the known major bugs have been squashed as well. Nokia has also update the Core applications of the phone, with this firmware update.
Nokia X6 owners can update their handset by either using Nokia Software Updater (NSU), or via OTA (Over-The-Air). To update the X6 via OTA, key in *#0000#, and select the software update option. The handset supports UDP (User Data Preservation), so users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.
The Nokia X6 will soon get another firmware update, which will be a major one. The next firmware update will bring an updated web-browser, Emoticons support and an updated version of Nokia Ovi Maps.
Nokia has released yet another firmware update for one of its low-end S60v5 based handset the Nokia 5250. The Nokia 5250 features a 2.8-inch screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The handset packs a measly 51MB of internal memory and 128MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports a 2MP camera which is capable of recording QVGA videos at 30FPS.
The new firmware update for the handset is numbered v11.0.008 and aims at improving the general performance and stability of the device. Along with this, it also improves the Bluetooth performance when using a Bluetooth headset. The FM radio of the handset has also been improved with this firmware update.
Nokia 5250 owners can update their handset either via Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air).
Nokia has released a new firmware update for its first capacitive based S60v5 phone the Nokia X6. The new firmware update is numbered version 30.0.3 and improves the core applications of the phone. Along with this, the touch screen performance and the memory management of the phone have also been tweaked.
Here is the change-log from over at DailyMobile.se forums :
* Here and Now
* New version of Ovi Maps and Ovi Store
* Improved Browser
* Improved chat in Ovi Contacts
Nokia X6 owners can update the firmware of their handset either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia Software Updater (NSU). Since the handset features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.
Nokia will slowly roll out the update to the various regions of the world in the upcoming weeks.
Nokia has released a new firmware update for its highly popular S60v5 handset the Nokia 5800. The new firmware update is numbered v52.0.007 and improves the performance of the device by a huge margin. The firmware update also improves the touchscreen response of the device along with an improved Wi-Fi connection and an updated version of Ovi Maps (v3.04).
The kinetic scrolling of the handset has also been improved and Nokia have also added the turbo manifest theme effect. After the update, the phone also auto-rotates faster. The performance of the Gallery application has also been improved. The RDS bug which affected the handset after the v40 firmware update has also been fixed.
Nokia 5800 owners can update the firmware of their device either by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air). Even though the handset has UDP, users are recommended to make a backup of their device data before proceeding with the firmware update.
Nokia has released a new firmware update for its second S60v5 based touch screen phone the Nokia 5530. The Nokia 5530 features a 2.9-inch resistive screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The firmware update for the handset is numbered V32.0.007. The firmware update is a pretty minor one and aims at fixing some bugs and improves the stability of the device.
Here is the full change-log, thanks to ZCJ-:
- Poland PTC ERA Polish NDT Settings Error
- Breathing Light is translated wrong
- Facebook arabic: wrong translation in security notification
- Touch screen vibration, In Arabic UI it is translated wrong
- Only incoming calls possible, outgoing not possible
The Nokia 5530 features UDP so users need not worry about their data before proceeding with the firmware update. Nokia 5530 owners can get the firmware update either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia Software Updater (NSU).
The folks over at Nokia Beta Labs have just released a new beta version of Swype for Symbian S60v5 edition. The new beta update not only makes Swype smaller and faster but also improves the stability of the application.
Here is the official change-log from Nokia Beta Labs -:
* Several crashes have been resolved including those related to backspace
* Spanish keyboard properly displays national character
* Performance relating to auto-capitalization, auto-spacing and general application speed has been improved
* A new language selection dialog has been implemented to improve readibility and UX
* Rotation no longer reverts Swype back to the default keyboard
* Application size has been reduced by 1.5mbs
Swype users on Nokia S60v5 based handsets can download the latest update from here. Users who are still unaware of what Swype is can have a look at this page.
Nokia phones were not popular among the modding community until a few months ago. However, from the last few months Nokia modding has reached an all new high with Custom ROMs being released for various devices and the C6 firmware being ported to 5800. Now, the folks who have created the popular HX Custom ROMs for the Samsung Omnia i8910 have managed to overclock the Nokia 5230 to 800MHz. That’s nearly a 100% overclock!
Here is a video of the device in action with its processor running at 800MHz-:
All the Nokia Symbian 60v5 phones are powered by an out dated ARM11 434MHz processor. A nearly 100% overclock, if stable, will surely give a HUGE performance boost to all the slow touch based phones from Nokia.
As of now, this mod is still in testing phase but hopefully it will be released for public use soon.
Sony Ericsson has just rolled out a new firmware update for their Symbian running multimedia oriented handset the Vivaz. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz runs on the old and out-dated Symbian S60v5 OS and features a 3.2-inch resistive screen. The main selling point of the phone is the 8MP camera at its back and its 720p HD video recording with continuous auto-focus. The firmware update is numbered R2EA023.
Here is the change-log according to DailyMobile-:
*Start up is faster.
*Google maps updated now has search by voice feature.
*Facebook and Roadsync Panels which can now be added to your standby screen.
*Enhanced performance and functionality for YouTube, Facebook, RoadSync and Barcode Reader.
*Stability improvement in the areas of W-LAN, MMS and Internet.
*Video quality improvement for playing MPEG4 format.
*Performance improvement when multitasking.
From the above change-log it is clearly visible that this firmware update is aimed at improving the performance and stability of the device. Vivaz owners can update the firmware of their handset by using the Sony Ericsson Update Service software. However, users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update as a firmware update will wipe the phone clean of all data.