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:
Even if every second blogger seems to be bashing over Nokia and their strategies, there is one thing that everyone seems to be curious about that what are those 50+ improvements that Nokia keeps talking about for first quarter of 2011. What are those 5 incremental planned updates throughout the year 2011 and what they gonna bring for you? Let’s try to catch some butterflies from here and there.
With that old community poll and design competition, we sure have a strong hint that what might be our MeeGo sweetheart hardware exterior design, even if one can neither be confirmed on the interiors hardware nor could be certain about the software UI part at least yet but you can’t deny that by these looks, its set to make people go crazy for sure. If Nokia could take a jump from 15 frames/second to 60 frames/second UI fresh rate while coming from Symbian^1 to Symbian^3, then sure there should be nothing that you can’t expect them to do, even if there would be some reasonable limitations of time and business logic.
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Look like this time I missed it otherwise it was released since November 13, 2010 of the our most essential apps VLC player just got updated to version 1.1.5 after a few months otherwise the last three updates were very quick ones. 1.1.2 got released on July 29, 2010, 1.1.3 got released on August 18, 2010 and 1.1.4 got released on August 27, 2010. So, definitely this one took quite a long. Again as they mention, this one is a bug fix release but there are some small new features added in the already long feature set of VLC Media player.
What’s new in VLC Player 1.1.5?
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Finally the looong wait ended, when tonight @janole uploaded the alpha build of gravity with polished portrait qwerty, all new facebook section, conversation style DMs and more. This was probably the longest gap between two version (last one was in start of November) and after checking out the various features, it sure seems to worth all the waiting.
If you are not aware what gravity is (which is almost impossible for a Symbian user), then you must check my big review about Gravity. Being a fan of Gravity and @janole for sure, I was also following the development around the split screen and transparent touch keypad inside gravity, which also brings the portrait qwerty over Symbian^3.
Download link here
The complete change log will come from the developer itself by tomorrow, but I am showing you what I find different in my first few mins experiences with new Gravity.
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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 188.8.131.522 from the last December 08, 2010 version that was 184.108.40.2061.
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.
Beta Labs people updated their Ovi Maps 3.06 page by last night to reflect one more minor update to Ovi Maps. Its just two weeks back, when there are the last update to bring a few visible changes and though no change log available for this particular update, it is supposed to bring stability and bug fixes, including fix for "Update" feature not appearing for some users
At least for my region update was not available via software updater. May be some issue. You can download the same via the beta labs directly via this link
Thanks to @mobileyog for bringing this in my notice
There are still some known issues pending
This feature is only currently available in portrait mode
Please note that phones without WiFi (e.g. Nokia 5230) will not work.
Ensure that you have a memory card (e.g. Nokia 5800) or mass memory in your phone
If you haven’t done so already, ensure you WiFi access point is already in your "Internet" destination folder. If not, please add this via Menu > Settings >Connectivity > Settings > Destination (this may differ on other phones)
If WiFi is disconnected during download, the map data will not resume and needs to be started again
"Map Download failed!": Due to changes on the Map data server, you will need to manually delete the following files in order to use the "Update" on your phone. Please delete the following files (e.g. via File Manager on your phone) from your Cities folder (usually on your mass memory E: Drive on your phone).
\cities\maploader\catalog-00.02.41.123.xml & \cities\maploader\cityindex-00.02.41.123.xml
Nokia Ovi people on a roll now days, while other companies and bloggers seem to not letting any stone unturned over them, they seems to be working silently and steadily over a number of projects at the same time. While we just received an update for Ovi Suit Beta few hours back, now here is another update from Nokia that is a firmware update for Nokia E52. (This one is the same one that was released on November 28, 2010)
The mentioned changes are as given below
Improved features and performance
Some other changes include
- OMA Device Management is working
- Some usability improvements
- Changing the default system start up date (11/10/2010)
- Keypad Autolock changed to work only from home screen
Happy time for my younger brother with Nokia E52.
The older update been here since a while
Thanks to @mobileyog for the heads and screenshots