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Video: Nokia N8 New Firmware unofficial PR1.1 demo, Changelogs, possibly by next Friday?

| January 15, 2011 | 55 Replies

So, some of you guys have taken the plunge with the unofficial PR1.1 from Navifirm. The official release for consumers is due either for Ovi Suite and/or O.T.A.

There’s a video below by jumojn who lists changes such as
Visual:
-New Wlan Icon
-New clock animation if you select for the screensaver to have music song listed! (Told by jumojn)

Other:
-Overall fast and very smooth performance

However, this is what Alex68 is able to see on N8s he’s been using with PR1.1. These are pretty much what Alex68 revealled back in October – so early in fact that Nokia pulled our video! It does strike me odd that PR1.1 with revampedish browser wouldn’t be included in the bigger 2.0 update (the big 50+ new features) where we saw the portrait QWERTY next to Jo Harlow. Alex68 doesn’t explicitly mention portrait QWERTY any more, except “new split input interface (cool)”.

Guys, verify features and bug fixes for 1.1. I wish I remembered correctly and figured out everything…

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– New features : landscape dialer, search for music, pictures and etc with new split input interface (cool), cached web pages with forward and backward buttons, configuration of view for functions,(grid and list), navigation using address from contact book

– Bug fixes: WLAN search, the functionality of not saving the message for SMS, keyboard …

– Touch responsiveness : people should have receive with yesterdays’ update

– stability

– minor improvement in mail setup and etc

If you have bought phone lately, it might have some of these things already even though the firmware release date was Sep 18. depending on production time of course.

So it’s a mixed bag between the unofficial PR1.1 and what Alex68 has told us AND has shown us in TWO demo videos.

“It should have updates for email box, camera, homescreen, animation effects…

After 1.1 release, I may be able to tell. I have not seen or tested it for about 2 months and a lot of new things added already for sure…”

When is this coming?

“1.1 is coming earliest next Friday unless something really urgent or special for NOKIA to release it, according to my understanding…”

The mini Apps Update may have been just to test the servers and see how the OTA update would fare. Some have reported experiencing some changes with it whilst others haven’t. I’ve definitely noticed my lock button no instantly turning on/off – it’s totally different to my friend’s N8.

“now it seems that Nokia are testing its new software update servers and service infrastructure to prepare for the upcoming series of real big updates. The testing had to offer something to N8 users at minimal…”

And then of course there’s the even bigger update for 2.0 with the 50+ new enhancements.

Oh yeah the video:

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Category: Firmware Update, Nokia, Nseries, Rumours, Symbian, Video

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