Nokia N8 mini Software update: Quick search update (+ Nokia Big Screen Update from Nokia Beta Labs)

| February 23, 2011 | 37 Replies

Hey All, Adam has tipped us that a new software update is available for the Nokia N8 called “Quick search update”.

Go to the little software update app on the phone and it will automatically refresh itself and inform you of an update. RoadXY tips us from and says:

This new update has a number of new options for the search widget like suggestions based on your search history and quicker access to your favorite search engines.
Toughether with a number of other update’s make’s this everything even simpler to organise your call’s and to send photo’s with your phone.


Fahoum has a tipped that the Nokia Big Screen has received an update too. This is separate from Nokia Beta Labs.

– Support for NOKIA E7
– Added support for PS3 BD remote controller
– Added support for Madcatz and Nyko WiiMotes remote controllers
– Improved first time use with device side help
– Greatly improved photos performance with faster full screen image and better quality
– Enhanced graphics and performance improvements all around the application
– Image rotating
– Content on TV always shown in full screen (no black borders – no underscan)
– Added support for external album arts


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Category: Nokia, Nseries, Symbian

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  • Kraistus

    That changelog is from new Nokia Big Screen.

    • Jay Montano

      Oh I’m so stupid, I thought they were tipping about the same thing. I’ll do an edit now.

      I was wondering why the updates for controller and rotation seemed for Big Screen like. ha. Cheers.

  • xyz

    Got bing the default search app now? πŸ˜‰

    • Jay Montano

      lol no. Just an option.

  • fahoum

    thnx adam and jay,
    updating my quick search πŸ™‚ , will try to look for what actually has changed πŸ™‚

  • amoshydra

    Hi, πŸ˜€

    N8 PR1.0
    I can only find this:
    “Apps updates 1.0” (659 kb)

    Weird, I seem to get this update few weeks ago. Does anyone have this in the Software update too?

    No Qucik Search update. No Big screen installed too.

    • fahoum

      for the “big screen” update you have to go to to get it.

      • amoshydra

        How about the quick search update?

    • S.Flop

      Yeah, I got it too today. Still waiting for the Pr1.1 update.

      No idea what this small update does.

      • amoshydra

        How can this happen?? my mom’s C6-01 PR1.1 got it! But my N8 still don’t get it! =(

  • RoadXY

    Quick search is via Software update on the phone…

  • Rant

    Finally, no more confirming your text and only then begin able to tap search Google/My Content. Good improvement.


    The 50th floor on Page2 leaked the new Symbian homescreen UI???

  • Cenarius

    the only problem with BigScreen is .. it doesn’t support AV cable

  • Gaz
  • Andy

    New BigScreen is great.

    I have Album Art for almost all the music on my N8 and now BigScreen displays it all automatically! Cool!

    So I have to ask why on earth can’t the standard music player show my album art? More lazy and poor programming by Nokia.

    It would be great to get a tiny bluetooth remote control to control big screen, something very small and simple a bit like the little remote control that comes with some apple computers.

    • Smith

      What are you on about? The standard music player on my N8 has automatically found and displayed my album art, in various formats, since I got it a few months ago! And the standard music player is excellent programming, especially the cover flow art work browser, much better than Apple’s!

      • Andy

        Well it doesn’t display any of mine that I’ve ripped. I have album art just a file “AlbumArt.jpg” in each folder (and every album in its own folder) and this does not work.

        I tried transferring albums just by copying in Mass Storage Mode, by transferring with Ovi Suite and with Windows Media Player and none of these makes my album art appear.

        I have Album Art for a couple of albums only – which are albums I’ve bought from Amazon MP3 instead of ripping myself. This is because these have the AlbumArt saved individually on every track as part of the ID3 data.

        • Gaz

          You answered your own question. The music player only shows album art embedded in the mp3 file. Didn’t know that Big Screen showed external pictures…

          • Andy

            It wasn’t a question, just a rant πŸ™‚ I know why it doesn’t appear, I just don’t think it’s really acceptable.

            My point was that it’s crappy for the standard music player to not even attempt to read standard files for external album art like “AlbumArt.jpg” or “folder.jpg” like so many other music players out there.

            I started ripping my CDs to MP3 in 1999 when embedded album art didn’t even exist so I don’t really feel like going through >500 albums to add it.

            • chrisj91

              Oh no, not that all important album art! What will I have to look at whilst listening to music? Oh yeah, LISTENING, so that means I can lock the phone and look anywhere I like! I don’t get why people are so bothered about a picture in the background that you can’t get any use from. . .

    • fahoum

      well, u can… my Wii remote works flawlessly!
      just hope they get the PS3’s dual-shock controller to work with it as well !

      but they have added support for the PS3’s remote control , which i dont have, yet!

      • Andy

        I don’t have a Wii or PS3 but in any case these controllers are quite large – I was thinking of something I could take around with me (and that wouldn’t be 2-3x size of phone)

        BUT – I’ve just found the Zeemote JS1 which might do the job! I’ve just bought one on ebay for 7 GBP new so I will know in a few days when I get it.

        • fahoum

          great… please let us know πŸ™‚

        • Tom2k

          yea, i have the zeemote, and use it with Nokia Big Screen.
          I does work, but you can’t map all the buttons 100%.

          You can’t map the back/return button, but you can map the Top Menu button.

          Other than that its pretty much works 100%.
          And you can also control your phone outside of the Big Screen app as well, but it doesn’t work well with the N8 video player.

      • RoadXY

        In the changelog on big screen it’s says that the PS3 DS controller is supported?

        • Tom2k

          only the PS3 BD remote is supported, not the DS controllers..

          • RoadXY

            Ok, sorry.
            What’s the difference?

  • Ravi

    The Nokia music player supports the album art embedded into the mp3 file via the id3 tags and not by coping the album art in the songs directory.
    You can use the mp3tag program to add the album art in your mp3 files by installing the program on your pc.

  • Ravi

    Oops I was refering to andy and not to andre. Sorry my mistake.

  • zef

    still unable for the common people to restore the ovi store app on a N8 in a decent way ( without sending the phone to a Nokia point center ) but now we can search faster.
    The next update will change the size of the bluetooth icon from Pantone blue XXX to another Pantone blue color, a slightly lighter blue, a major update, a significant one πŸ™‚

    We are on a windows highway of promises.

    • Mike

      install wordpress app from their site, then restart your phone and then download ovi store it will work after that.

      • zef

        you mean: trying to download an app from a site sending you to the ovi store where the promised app is not there anymore will probably let you install the appp you need to download it ?

        gosh.. I tought it was just software πŸ™‚

        • I thought Jay already posted on this site on how to restore OVi Store… just look it and and follow instructions…

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