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Nokia C5 Firmware Updated To V61.005

Nokia has released a major firmware update for the Nokia C5. The Nokia C5 is a mid-range S60v3 device from the Finnish giant which is powered by a 600 MHz ARM11 processor. The new firmware update for the C5 is numbered v61.005 and brings in boot loads of changes.

Nokia_C5

Here is the change-log from A2Phone :

  • – memory leak is detected in during SRIT test round.
  • – themes: The first theme in General theme menu is applied automatically after open theme from Settings.
  • – Browser crashes after loading VF Germany Homepage
  • – Nokia C5-00: C5 The default input is set strokes then changed into Pinyin automatically
  • – RM-627_01_(3G), Cert non-pass: TC 8.3.2.2 (34.121) FDD2.
  • – C5-00 mp3 song volume a bit lower
  • – IHF speaker volume is lower after flashing with SW version 32.010
  • – Voice quality issue related to VoIP default codec
  • – Phone freeze when choose Jordan as the country
  • – Phone displays emergency calls only with full signal
  • – Nokia C5-00: C5 missing a game in care sw

I have not posted the full change-log since it’s pretty big containing more than 100 changes. Nokia C5 owners can find the full change-log here. Nokia C5 owners can update their handset either via OTA or by using Nokia Software Updater.

Since the Nokia C5 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Best Mobile Apps Of the Week for iOS, Android and Symbian – #1

Welcome to the first edition of Best Mobile Apps Of The Week where we will feature some popular and useful apps for different mobile platforms. From now on, every Friday we will be introducing our readers to one new application for the , and platform. We may add any other platforms such as WP7, webOS and Maemo on popular demand. So if you guys want us to feature apps of any other OS drop in a comment and let us know.

Here are the featured of the week for iOS, Symbian and Android:

Remote (iOS)

If you own any of the iOS based devices, chances are you must be using iTunes to manage media and apps on it as well. If you use iTunes as your primary media player, then Remote is going to come in very handy for you. The application basically allows users to control media playback on their PC/Mac running iTunes using their iOS device.

Remote_iOS

However, for Remote to work users must have a Wi-Fi network and their PC/Mac must be connected to the same network as well. Users also need to enable the Home Sharing’ feature on iTunes and share their media library on the network.

iOS owners can download Remote from here.

Gravity (Symbian)

Gravity is among the few good applications available for the old sinking ship Symbian. Gravity is a combination of many apps into one. It is basically a Twitter and a social networking client. It supports Facebook, Foursquare and even acts as a great RSS reader by importing your feeds from Google Reader. The application is available for all the popular Symbian versions S60v3, S60v5 and Symbian^3.

Gravity

There is a 14-day trial version of the application available for download. The full version costs 10 Euros but is totally worth it. The developer of Gravity Janole is also very active on twitter and tries to solve all the problems which Gravity users face.

Symbian users can download Gravity from here.

Launcher Pro (Android)

One of the main reasons why Android is so popular is because it’s highly customizable. Users can customize nearly every aspect of the phone (software wise). It might be possible that you may not like the Launcher your phone manufacturer has shipped your phone it. Users can easily replace the default home launcher app in Android by downloading another one from the Android Market. Launcher Pro is arguably one of the best alternate home launcher app in the Android ecosystem.

LauncherPro-Plus-Android

The application is available for free but a paid version ($1.99) is available as well which adds a few nice features like Widget resizing, Sense Widgets and Gesture Swipes etc. However, the paid version is not available for download from the Android Market.

I will recommend all Android handset owners to try out Launcher Pro once. Not only is it fast, it offers some nice features as well like a 3D app drawer and a landscape mode home screen. The app also looks very sleek and users can easily customize the icons and the background used by the app.

So that’s it folks! I hope you liked the applications suggested by me in our first edition of Mobile Apps of the week.

Real Golf For Nokia N8 Released For Free

Nokia has been releasing tons of firmware updates for all its various handsets in the last week or so. Today, the company has released a game Real Golf – for its recently released high-end flagship handset the Nokia N8. Real Golf includes all the top golfers including an exclusive appearance by Lee Westwood. The game features more than 15 hours of gameplay.

Here is a video of Real Golf running on the Nokia N8-:

Real Golf Running on the Nokia N8

N8 owners can download the update by going to Menu->Applications->SW Update. Users should keep in mind that the game might not be available as a free download for N8 owners in all the regions of the world.

Nokia 5250 Firmware Updated To V11.0.008

Nokia_5250Nokia 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 X6 Firmware Updated To v30.0.3

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.

Nokia_X6

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.

Symbian Foundation Winds Down Even As Nokia Remains Bullish

SymbianThese are tough and challenging times for Symbian, and the future doesn’t look too bright either. The Symbian foundation held its final council meeting on November 24, and the board is expected to be dissolved on December 16.

The open source Symbian project as we know it is dead. All official websites, including source code repositories, will be shutting down on December 17. For a majority of Symbian employees, Dec 17 will be their last day in office. A small transition team will be retained till Q1 2011.

Once the Symbian Foundation closes down, Nokia will once again be in control of the Symbian project. Petra Soderling, Director of Symbian Ecosystem at Nokia, has reemphasized that Nokia is still bullish about the future of Symbian. Nokia is sticking to its projection of more than 50 million Symbian^3 based devices being sold. Nokia is also looking for an alternate open and direct model for making the platform available to the community in future. They want the alternate model to be “no less open, free and flexible” than today’s. However, it will not feature a council type of governance.

The death of the Symbian project doesn’t necessarily mean the doom of Symbian. Many Symbian enthusiasts are still optimistic about the platform. MyNokiaBlog is hopeful that without the stifling bureaucracy of the Symbian Foundation, Nokia will be able to iterate Symbian faster, in order to become competitive once again. Let’s hope that they are correct. Because, unless Nokia manages to significantly improve Symbian, it is definitely doomed as a smartphone operating system.

Nokia 5800 Firmware Updated To V52.0.007

Nokia_5800Nokia 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 C3 Firmware Updated to V07.20

Nokia has rolled out a new firmware update for the Nokia C3. The Nokia C3 sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display along with a QWERTY keyboard in a bar form factor. The handset sports a 2MP camera and also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot. The handset runs on Symbian S40 OS.

Nokia_C3

The new firmware update is numbered v07.20 and aims at improving the performance and stability of the device along with some bug fixes. Nokia C3 owners can update the firmware of their handset either by entering *#0000# on their handset and selecting Check for updates or via Nokia Software Updater.

Users are recommended to make a backup of their device data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia 5530 Firmware Updated To V32.0.007

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.

Nokia_5530

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).

Nokia C2-01 And X2-01 Entry Level Phones Announced

Nokia have just announced two new entry level phones the C2-01 and the X2-01. The Nokia C2-01 sports a 2-inch QVGA screen along with a 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, FM radio and a 3.5mm audio jack. The C2-01 will also be the cheapest 3G capable handset from the Finnish giant. Nokia C2_01

On the other hand, the Nokia X2-01 packs a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, full QWERTY keyboard, FM radio, VGA camera, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sadly, the X2-01 only supports EDGE and not 3G. Both the phones will be running on Symbian S40 platform so multi-tasking is a strict no-no. The C2-01 will have Nokia Messaging pre-installed for all your IM and email needs while the X2-01 will come with Nokia’s Communities app pre-installed.

The Nokia C2-01 is expected to be available in Q1 of 2011 and should cost 70 euros including taxes. The X2-01 will hit the retail stores by the holiday season this year and will cost 80 euros after taxes.

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