Nokia promises not one but two Lumia 800 power fix patches
Software updates in December, January
Nokia has pledged to release a software update early next month that will begin to fix the rapidly depleting battery woes some Lumia 800 owners have experienced.
In a Nokia support forum posting made today, the company said: "A software update in early December will include improvements to power efficiency, while a second update in early January introduces further enhancements to battery life and battery charging."
So the first update may not fix the problem, but it hopes the second one will.
That said, Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update was likewise supposed to solve battery drain issues but, for many users, didn't. Fingers-crossed it'll be second time lucky with the upcoming 5.0.2 patch, and that Lumia owners are similarly sorted out with the January update.
Nokia said both its patches will be posted through Zune, but added: "Anyone who still has concerns contact local Nokia care representatives at their earliest convenience.” ®
And so it starts... Nokia once the mobile phone paragon of battery life and power efficiency reduced to reliance on MS for patches.
1 day old and 2 updates
Got to be Windows.
I had the 800 yesterday and I hate the OS. 500 features? more like 500 other things removed from 6.5.
Guess my lads getting a new mobile, im going back to my HD2.
No remote desktop
No simple way to get to the outlook subfolders
Constantly flickering tiles (not wonder the batteries flat its always jiggling the screen)
The list goes on
still, when its turned off it look nice
Why do they promise things? Didn't they give up worlds lowest overhead kernel to outsource things to Microsoft?
Nokia did the same with the N97. Acknowledged the faults, promised imminent fix after fix that never worked.... Looks like some things never change. :-(
Bugs in a Nokia?
Actually, I've always found Nokia phones ridiculously buggy. To list the last few I've had:
N95 - Took about 2 years of updates after release before it was really stable.
E71 - Mail for Exchange (it's main selling point) could never be relied on to sync properly.
N97 - This phone was just broken by design in every respect. Even setting ring tones didn't work.
E5 - Random freezing when answering calls yet the other party can still hear you swearing at the phone!
Note that I only bought the E5 last year because of it's HD Voice support and really did hold off buying an iPhone as long as I could. However now, Nokia... never ever again.
I'll take a phone that just works (even if it has major features such as SMS delivery reports and HD voice missing) over anything from a company that spews out unusable tick box feature phones but can't solve basic issues (let alone have any concept of usability) two years after release on all their flagship products. Not to mention having to change product codes and generally waste time like this just to get any updates or support at all! I suspect adding MS as a third party really will make this even worse for Nokia.