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Just the new Windows Phone software update for the Nokia Lumia 800.

| December 15, 2011 | 25 Replies

 

A notification for an update was just pushed to my Nokia Lumia 800. This is most likely the update we were told about last week.

Just plug the Nokia Lumia 800 in to your PC and Zune will automatically begin the update (so  you can ignore some of my instructions about the update process)

Pretty much just wait for the update to be done and you might come to expect the following:

performance and usability enhancements  including:

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  • Charging improvements
  • Voicemail notification improvement
  • Replying to mail improved for Microsoft Exchange 2003 users
  • Improved display switching in bright light
  • Improved audio quality
Nokia had said that the update would have staggered availability (i.e. not simultaneous in all markets). Some may have received theirs already whilst others are still waiting to receive theirs.
As we mentioned:
There’s no sign here of WiFi Sharing which comes included anyway with the Mango update. Nokia said they were going to bring this in a software update. Perhaps this is coming in early 2012 as they note that, “a further update is planned for early 2012 to deliver more improvements to the software.”
We’ll have to see if this charging improvement is the one that improves battery. I do hear that might be the next update but we’ll see. I’ll update this post with the version number when it’s done. I’m already on step 8 the time it has taken to post this.
OK the OS version is the same: 7.10.7740.16 
The firmware revision number is different: 1600.2479.7740.11451 (from 1600.2475.7725.11414) This is most likely different depending on your country/network variants.
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Category: Firmware Update, Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • jody

    please update us of any noticeable improvements after the update >.<
    thansk

  • Harangue

    Had this update a week ago. So far I haven’t noticed any significant change. It seems to charge a bit faster, but I’m not sure.

    Battery life improved slightly, but that could be due to my usage pattern that is normalizing. Still haven’t managed to get more than 22 hours out of it.

  • giorgos

    There are 2 updates. I have just received a new nokia 800 and plugged it in and after the 1st update finished a second appeared.

  • MyNokiaLife

    Sounds like when the windows 8 update comes in 12 , it will be the true link between smartphone,tablet and computer.

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  • http://@hasasimoonTwitter Simo

    Go this update yesterday. I really haven’t noticed anything different, but I never had a battery problem to begin with (knock on wood). I have email push set to every 15 minutes, screen brightness set to medium, and I use SMS, WhatsApp, talk for a couple of hours, and browse the web periodically throughout today. I occasionally mess with Maps, Drive, and frequently browse the Marketplace and seem to comfortably get a full day’s use in. There’s usually some left in the tank when I get to bed.

    • Jackson

      So you’ve already ditched your N9 & got the L800?
      Wow you didn’t really give the former much time??

      • http://@hasasimoonTwitter Simo

        Not just yet! I have the N9 but I’m very close to selling it. The Windows Phone experience is just more enjoyable overall. The voice commands, speed, quality of the apps. In a perfect world I’d combine virtues of the two, but since I’m no millionaire, I alas must just just one.

        I’ve been taking notes regarding what I like/dislike about each. I’ll be sharing those shortly. I’ve only had the Lumia 800 for a week and would like to give it a few more days at least, as I used the N9 for roughly two months.

        • Jackson

          “The Windows Phone experience is just more enjoyable overall. The voice commands, speed, quality of the apps.”

          You forgot to qualify that with a: “in your opinion” ;-)
          I’ve used WP on & off for the past yr, mainly thanks to work.
          I’ve used iOS heavily over the yrs, & Android to a lesser extent.
          WP hasn’t impressed that much at all really. Mainly because comparatively it’s pretty feature-sparse.

          Still awaiting my white N9, like freaking unicorns here.
          And I’m in a damn launch country!
          I suspect I’ll prefer the N9, I like “getting under the hood”.
          It doesn’t stress me out if things break.
          I have a *nix/programming background, so that helps.

          • http://@hasasimoonTwitter Simo

            Yes, in my own personal opinion of course. I have no particular biases toward either at all. I’m a regular consumer, though admittedly a bit of a smartphone nerd (like most of us here) and a huge Nokia fan.

            The N9 wins the “sexiness” contest, but beyond that, I’ve simply enjoyed WP more. Push notifications (particularly email) has been much smoother and more reliable. Same with social media integration. Hell, the Twitter app on my N9 stopped working altogether and a quick search online showed me I wasn’t the only one. The voice commands, voice search, and voice-to-text have also been very convenient additions (particularly on the road).

            Though I miss the uniqueness and novelty of the N9 (swipe U.I., no buttons, etc.), when I’m being honest with myself and compare the overall package, the Lumia 800 is just a better fit for me. It also helps that I feel like I’m using a product that’s being supported a bit better. The MeeGo community is great, but they unfortunately haven’t gotten the level of support from Nokia that they deserve since Elop took the helm. To this day I STILL haven’t gotten my OTA PR1.1 update (I have a Made in Finland batch purchased from Denmark). Yes, I can plug the phone in and flash the device myself, but that’s just not something I want to have to do, especially not after paying $700.

            I’ll share more on my N9 vs. Lumia 800 experiences in the coming days.

            • Jackson

              Email is def. stronger in WP…
              Not that N9′s bad, but it’s not quite as good, even 1.1.
              I wouldn’t agree that all the other services are better in WP.

              Push notifications is a bit flakey in some respects in maemo6x though.
              Apparently that’s improved much more in 1.2.
              And it’d be slightly better for you once you migrate to 1.1.

              The twitter issue is easily fixed,
              the root cause was identified & fixed in 1.1.
              But another issue cropped-up which affects pwd of numerous services, not just twitter.
              That’s now confirmed as fixed, it’ll roll-out with 1.2 or possibly sooner.

              “The voice commands, voice search, and voice-to-text have also been very convenient additions”

              I don’t think harmattan has anything like this.
              I do believe there’s an app that brings it though: Voice-to-Goog
              Last I checked it was still pretty flaky.
              Admittedly I don’t know for sure, as I don’t have easy access to a N9 to test.

              “To this day I STILL haven’t gotten my OTA PR1.1 update (I have a Made in Finland batch purchased from Denmark)”

              Is yours carrier branded?
              There should really only be carrier branded left, & a few product codes in a few regions/countries.
              But the majority not yet receiving OTA should be carrier branded.

              “Yes, I can plug the phone in and flash the device myself, but that’s just not something I want to have to do, especially not after paying $700.”

              It’s really not as hard/scary as some assume it is.
              And most definitely worth the time/effort.
              Esp. if you flash to a unbranded & low product no.
              That way next time there’s major updates, you’ll be getting them 1st.

              • Jackson

                Sorry by push notifications, I meant “notifications in general” are somewhat flakey.
                They were improved with 1.1, and there is further improvements with 1.2.

              • http://nielsmayer.com Niels Mayer

                Re: “I don’t think harmattan has anything like this. I do believe there’s an app that brings it though: Voice-to-Goog Last I checked it was still pretty flaky. Admittedly I don’t know for sure, as I don’t have easy access to a N9 to test.”

                I’m not sure why the above text needed writing, given the author hasn’t used VoiceToGoog, nor the N9. However, as author of VoiceToGoog, I’d like to set the record straight:

                http://code.google.com/p/voicetogoog/ ( http://store.ovi.com/content/195998 ) my Qt Ambassador project, may be an early release (version 0.3) of software that is still being refined, but I don’t think “flaky” is a fair characterization. If anything, “geeky” would be more appropriate — some people expecting “Siri” just don’t understand how to use it, which is compounded by the fact that it is new and there’s no documentation or easy shortcuts, yet.

                However, in the 6 weeks since its version 0.1 release, and 3800 downloads in 80+ countries, “flaky” is not part of the reviews of this software rated “four stars” http://store.ovi.com/content/195998/reviews

                http://code.google.com/p/voicetogoog/issues/list are some of the issues and enhancements that have been identified to date. If people find other bugs, how about reporting them via VoiceToGoog’s built-in bug-report or feature-request functionality?

                For more information, discussion, updates, see http://forum.meego.com/showpost.php?p=35727&postcount=6

  • http://@hasasimoonTwitter Simo

    Got this update yesterday. I really haven’t noticed anything different, but I never had a battery problem to begin with (knock on wood). I have email push set to every 15 minutes, screen brightness set to medium, and I use SMS, WhatsApp, talk for a couple of hours, and browse the web periodically throughout today. I occasionally mess with Maps, Drive, and frequently browse the Marketplace and seem to comfortably get a full day’s use in. There’s usually some left in the tank when I get to bed.

  • Sun Down

    No noticeable changes? I was hoping too much. Hopefully the next one will be better.

  • Tommy

    Mine new phone came already with this update.

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  • Jackson

    Getting spammed here… Thank-you.

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