After long wait without much awaited firmware update PR1.1, finally mid-January actually seen an update for Symbian^3 phones, though it happened to only a small Apps update 1.0 like earlier phone apps update been here.
As you can see that the update is only around 1 mb and after installing, it promises the similar things as was in case of phone apps update. Improvement in applications stability.
Followings are the changes that been noticed till now:
Faster Camera startup, specially the part where it was taking a second before showing the display has been disappeared now.
Faster Messages start like overall feel of all phone apps
Animations seems to be smoother or it might be the case of perception
Lock button locking the phone screen instantly
Is it a preparation for the bigger update or that’s it for that mid-January thing? We will see in next week.
Moreover, I noticed some strange things that application manager was reporting but was not matching with things in place.
New Search Widget 1.01 (1) included as per application manager though search application is shown as 5.00.132
Internet Search 2.00 (1) included included as per application manager though in search settings it showing as Search V 1.00.1050
To get this update just fire up the ‘SW Update’ application on your Symbian^3 device. Will try to find out more on it and will update soon.
We already have hints about Firmware update PR 1.1 that already released on January 07, 2011 internally.
So, sure the Apps Update 1.0 might be to bridge something internally, though still want to repeat it again, Do Not Expect Anything Big from PR 1.1 other than the usual bug fixes and performance update.
via @javiercitoch (Interesting is to reading this on his profile Product Specialist & Team Leader @ Nokia FlagShip S)