Feeds

Nokia Software Updater for Mac Beta

Beta late than never?

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

Not so suite

I still use an N97 Mini because navigation with Nokia’s off-line maps is just so darned handy when travelling abroad, as you don't have to worry about data charges. Having taken this Nokia on holiday recently, I’d actually fully updated the phone from within my Parallels Win XP virtual machine, but I was still curious to find out how the Nokia Software Updater would perform. First things first though, you need to be registered with Nokia to get the update. If you’ve an Ovi login, then this will suffice.

Noka Software Updater for Mac

Detecting

The application download weighs in at 12.4MB, instals in seconds and takes up 34.7MB of disk space. Running it checks for a connected phone, which we’re warned should have a direct USB connection – no hubs or tacking on the end of a keyboard. With the device detected – I didn’t even need to select PC Suite on the phone for it to be recognised – the Nokia Software Updater then does what it says on the tin and sets about checking for updates.

As expected, the application reported my N97 Mini was up to date. The phone applications update section was greyed out, as this feature is unsupported by this beta. However, there is an option to reinstal the current system software. The ‘What’s New’ section features a link that brings up documentation advising on resets and the like. Below is the Reinstal button with an update estimate suggesting it should take a mere 12 minutes.

Noka Software Updater for Mac

Status
Click for a larger image

Noka Software Updater for Mac

Reinstallation
Click for a larger image

Noka Software Updater for Mac

Finalising
Click for a larger image

Noka Software Updater for Mac

Completed
Click for a larger image

Your mileage may vary, as the updater pulled in over 165MB of system update for the N97 mini before commencing the reinstallation. Offering the online equivalent of elevator music, the installer shows links to the Ovi site and Nokia Maps, which didn’t load initially, but a browser refresh woke things up. Twenty minutes later, all was good and following this process there had been no change in the memory/storage usage either.

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

Next page: The late show

More from The Register

next story
NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET
DARPA-derived secure microkernel goes open source tomorrow
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it
Google shows off new Chrome OS look
Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
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.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.