Feeds

Ovi still bouncing on and offline

Nokia putting Humpty together again... again

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Nokia's Ovi store is suffering from more teething problems as the site can't seen to keep itself online - though the company claims that users coming in direct from devices aren't experiencing problems.

Ovi is Nokia's answer to Apple's iTunes, offering a broader range of content to a broader range of handsets - or at least it would if it could stay up for more than five minutes and operated at a sensible speed when it was available. Comments from Reg readers would seem to belie the company's assurance that the on-device client is working fine, though we've found it stable if a little sluggish.

In a statement on the Ovi blog the company claims that "extraordinarily high spikes of traffic... resulted in some performance issues", but adds that more servers have now been added to resolve the issue, and that users coming into Ovi from their mobile handsets were unaffected. At the time of writing the Ovi site was back, having gone down at 12.20pm for several minutes, but as this article was being posted the service disappeared again leaving only an apology.

Ovi Apology

Not quite open for business

Ovi is nothing if not expansive in its ambition; the brand encompasses cloud synchronisation of contacts and diary, media sharing, music and games downloading as well as the application store that's getting all the attention. Music and games were folded into the Ovi brand from Nokia Music and N-Gage respectively, and both those services are still operational while the core of Ovi remains offline.

Teething problems are to be expected, but they must be addressed quickly as users' patience will quickly become exhausted. We're still trying to work out how Ovi compares to the competition and will give you a more comprehensive look at the service tomorrow - assuming it remains stable enough for us to do so. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE
Tim Berners-Lee isn't happy, but we should be
Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store
DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! Naughty, misleading developers!
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder
And now a message from our sponsors: 'STFU or else'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy
Casual labour and tired ideas = not really web-tastic
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.