Second Nokia Lumia update inbound
Nokia has announced its second Lumia 800 battery update will hit its WinPho handsets in two weeks' time.
The Finnish outfit acknowledged customer's concerns over the 800's battery life last year, promising a couple of software rejigs to address the Lumia 800's durational deficiencies.
While the first of these updates was made available in December, it fixed a separate charging issue and failed to ease customer's complaints of being unable to access their battery's entire capacity. The second update is said to address these worries, boosting battery performance and enhancing Wi-Fi connectivity.
The update will start rolling out over the next two weeks, with half the number of customers receiving theirs in the next seven days. A user's Lumia 800 handset will automatically check for the patch and send a message when ready.
Check out the Nokia Blog for further information on the update, which'll bring software up to version 1600.2483.8106.11500. That's numberwang. ®
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Battery problems persist
Reading around on ta interwebz it seems like this update doesn't even fix the battery problems it claims it is meant to resolve. Poor old Nokia will just have to wait another 2 months for their lame duck software supplier to get their shit together.
Don't have a Mac
And there is also zero Linux support (hardly surprising from Microsoft but less so from Nokia) so yes I do have to install the Zune bloatware, even to use the phone just as a freaking mass storage device!
It's been years since I used a phone that *required* bloatware to update firmware or install media, and yes I know this is standard on Apple gear, doesn't mean it's a good thing. Nokia have taken a big leap backwards by going forwards with Microsoft.
@Nick L - ebay
You can't sell freebie Nokias - they're technically loan devices, and have no warranty whatsoever.
Got this update notification
today on my Lumia 800 that I recevied free from Nokia Developer. The device says I've got to connect the phone to my computer to learn more, which presumably means install the Zune-bloatware (which I refuse to install) and then update the phone?
Sod that for a game of soldiers - no OTA update? This is 2012 FFS.
Lucky that the Lumia just sits quietly in a corner, unloved as it's not able to replace my N950.