Nokia Ovi Suit Beta updated to 3.0.0.282

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Developers at Nokia seems to be very busy at the moment. Nokia Ovi Suit Beta just received an update and now reached to version 3.0.0.282 from the last December 08, 2010 version  that was 3.0.0.271.

Ovi Suit Update

No change log available yet except it says the following…

  • Improved feature and performance
  • Updated applications
  • Better stability

You can download it via update feature in Ovi Suit itself or from via Beta Labs link directly.

Be tuned in to know more.

Nokia Ovi Suit beta updated to 3.0.0.271

Admit it, we all love updates even if the software might be working perfectly for us. Who doesn’t like new features and better performance? So, today is the day for updating your Ovi Suit like right now. Ovi Suit

The last version was 3.0.0.254, which is going to be updated for 3.0.0.271.

Update details

As you can see, there are three normal differences from the last one

  1. Improved features and performance
  2. Updated application
  3. Better stability

You can get the update notification over ‘software update’ icon over ‘Ovi Suite Home’ page or you can manually check for the updates, by just clicking on ‘Software Updates’ button at ‘Tools’ Tab. The size of update for Windows XP/ Vista is 73 mb and for Windows 7 its 93 mb (All 32 bit), while if you download from their official website link, then its around 91 mb.

Note: Nokia says that for those users, who have Nokia Ovi Suite 3.0.0.254 installed, we recommend using Nokia Ovi Suite’s own update wizard, but Somehow I found the update via Ovi Suit option slower than downloading via web link. May be temporary connectivity issues.

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After installation, the first thing you will notice is, no restart required like you were needed in case of last installation of version 3.0.0.254. UI is similar and no visible changes seems to be here yet. Though some have reported that this updates brings Real Golf game of around 140 mb size for Nokia N8 as a free application update, I have yet to connect my Nokia N8 to check the same.

The Official Change Log

Key improvements in this Beta update:

  • Various crash corrections, for example "crash when editing playlists", crash when transferring music to device and many more issues
  • If you birthday information to a contact and don’t specify year of birthday, current year will be used.
  • Fixes to situations, where after update of Nokia Ovi Suite, device was not correctly found via USB cable.
  • Fixed issue in home view, where sometimes music album art and music track name didn’t match
  • Fixed situation, where in restore operation got stuck, if the phone connected to charger, when starting restore operation
  • Windows 7 pinning into Windows 7 task bar fixed
  • Latest translation updates taken into use.
  • Fixed situations, where error message didn’t fit into dialog.

Watch the video about the Nokia Ovi Suit Beta (its the old one)

 

Nokia Ovi Suit Update, v. 2.2.1.23, some questions and guesses

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I guess like most of the times, CJ was first to report this in morning as like most of casual bloggers, I remain in office in day time, but just checked and updating mine. Just wished to add a few words of mine about this update.

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This was the first update after the last time I reported about 2.2.0.245, in late night a day before, we also have received a mysterious 17 mb update, which didn’t seem to be changing anything or mentioning anything about the improvement. I tweeted the following right then and even one of the tweeps replied that its same with him as well.

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I tried to figure out that what that 17 mb update was and wasn’t able to find out anything, so finally given up and didn’t posted anything more about that, but when today finally we received this update with a little bit of details, then it reminded me of that update, which still making me think that what was that?


Now about this update, 

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As it says, it brings the following new features …

  • The stability of Nokia Ovi Suit has been improved
  • Map download is more reliable than before
  • Video Playback has been improved
  • Nokia Ovi Suit now supports Syncing contacts with Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1

And as you can see, if you have the last latest version 2.2.0.24, then the size would be around 67 mb, while the direct download from the official site would be around 98.1 mb (I am not sure that how CJ got the 117 mb figure, may be some other device, though still I think that’s incorrect @MickyFin updated that he also getting same 117 MB update, so CJ is right.. sorry).

Though I am not sure, the update is same 67 mb for those people, who didn’t updated their Ovi suits one day back by that mysterious 17 mb update.

Update: Last few twitter conversations with friends given some light over this size issue. The users on Windows XP are expected to receive 67 MB update (like me and @kreativtek), with Windows Vista, the update is expected to be of size 100 mb (as was the case of @brainimpact) and finally Windows 7 users are excepted to receive 117 mb update (as CJ reported and @MickyFin confirmed me)


Now some more things …

  • Did you knew that Ovi Suit now requires at least 1 GB free space in your drive?

Disk spaceNo! it didn’t seem to be taking that much space in your drive, but it refuses if you provide lesser than this.

  • Why there is no support for Mac yet?

Some people keep on asking me that why Nokia can’t provide the Mac support for their Ovi Suit. There is a big reason behind that. Is there really that much demand for that? When you have a Mac then it means you have an iTune account, which makes more obvious that you would be going behind the apple devices rather than Ovi Suit.

Yeah! It looks straight forward and rude, but its true. No point in investing efforts in an area that is not going to add up in some relevant demands. You can see that Google is not updating Google Maps that frequently or not even tried to give support to Maemo (it was open source and they say that they love open, but still), just because that doesn’t support Java and Google didn’t wanted to put its non-java programmer behind that task.

And for the fact, Ovi Suit isn’t available for the Linux as well.

but yes, with Symbian^3 becoming open source, you can bet over the fact that Ovi Suit support for Maemo and Mac are just around the corner following the hints from their own blog. Should we expect this from the NW10?

  • Should we expect some drastic changes in Ovi Suit with symbian^3 arrival?

Unlikely!! they seem to be pushing smaller updates and Qt support from behind at every level and target is sure to streamline the process of developing apps, removing compatibility issues and making Ovi Suit a one place solution for all. May be even a service like DropBox.

By having an emulating layer on top of the operating system, iOS and Android enjoy a convenience that they could keep features more or less same throughout their devices and could bring OS updates for all of them (or as they choose) at once as the code and implementations would be not be firmware or device specific.

Moreover, by having an emulation layer on top of operating system, iOS and Android have an advantage in t terms of convenience of developers as well because development is easier as once app is made, it would be available for all kind of devices, while in case of Symbian, one is needed to match needs of all kind of firmware’s and so different codes all the time and even unavailability for some of the devices (pixelpipe not available for Nokia N82).

But the profit of being native to OS, was effortless multi-tasking and smooth functioning that others are not able to achieve even on having 1GHz processor and minimum 512 MB RAM on board.


Just a few thoughts, may be something new might happen in next few weeks.

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Update: The official ovi blog posted some more exciting details of this update and I am really surprised that why we didn’t heard big shouts from people, when they say Nokia N900 is now supported by Ovi Suit. They should have highlighted the same fact in the release note displayed in update.

They also mentioned that they have updated operator support in this version that is a great news for people making use of their phones for connecting internet on PC. I use manual configuration for my Nokia device modem, but for a layman, Nokia’s connect to internet is GOD.

They also given the answer to my second point posted above. They are working hard to produce a properly working version for Mac OS. I could understand that its been a ground zero level work and they are excpected to deliver each and every functionality with same awesomeness which any Mac user expect, its not an easy task in any respect. I am happy that they are not giving up.

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Ovi Suit updated to 2.2.0.245

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Even if we don’t go as much investigative about such updates like All About Symbian do, but still we all love getting updates for devices, software’s everything. Isn’t it?

Being with a Nokia N82 going kind of boring now days in this regards at least. While we kept on hearing each week about some other Nokia device getting some updates, didn’t heard about any Nokia N82 firmware update since December 21, 2009. Good to hear about Ovi Suit at least 😉

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Though SymbianTweet spotted it first and I got a notice of it by Siraj’s tweet, but strange was the fact that it wasn’t visible in my Ovi Suit and I wasn’t alone with this. Anyway, I went for the official link and downloaded the Ovi Suit from there. Wasn’t sure that if it was going to be an updated one as downloaded the same few days back as well with the same file name, but yes… it was 2.2.0.245.. great…

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Have you ever thought that we always accept the user agreements without even reading? Dammn… I think iPhone 4 buyers should check their agreements as well if Steave might have already told them to hold the phone in certain way way very much since start 😉 lol .. poor they even updates not fixing their issues.

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I am not sure that installation asked for a reboot as while installation my disk ran out of space (it was too little due to some big download residing in C:\ drive only) and it failed for the first time and asked for reboot. I rebooted and installed the new updated version and it didn’t asked reboot after the same, so I guess it must not ask you too.

Well!! I should say All About Symbian like resources have made us lazy about investigations, but I tried to do some with my sleepy eyes and guessing by last modification date that the update was ready by July 2, 2010.

Not sure but probably there is something written inside WhatsNew.dll like “Qt plugin data 4.6.1”. Qt was here in Ovi earlier or not? Me dumbo.. don’t know.. but best guess is Ovi suit must be getting armed for Nokia N8 support. After all, Symbian^3 is functionally complete and only Anssi’s Go pending for the final device, so they should be updating Ovi Suit and services to get best exploited by their much anticipated toy. That’s seems a possibility due to the reason that I found none of the help file updated with this version, not a single one, means the updates are more of the inside nature or something that will be revealed later on.. for today, its just performance update or what AAS will report later on…

So, post me.. if you found something new and note that if you are not getting update in Ovi suit, then don’t forget to check from official site.