N9 (Not N950) PR 1.2 being offered to devs. Commercial release soon?

| February 1, 2012 | 70 Replies

A developer told me he received an email earlier today from Nokia, informing him that he can order an N9 that will come with PR 1.2 on it, to test his applications. Of course, we already know devs are using PR 1.2 on their N950s, but with the minor hardware differences, not all developers can fully test how well their apps will run on PR 1.2.

Although this isn’t surprising, what peaked my interest was that the dev also shared info that these N9s must be ordered by Feb 10. With this deadline, one can only assume, this date would ensure the devices can be distributed, and apps tested, prior to commercial release. This supports the claims that the update will be here by the end of February.

The final piece of information is that the N9 FW for devs is V 28.2011.03-1. The developer resource page says that this is not the final N9 release, and bugs are still being worked on. The changelog is listed again, and looks a little more extensive compared to last time. Warning; Long list.

Changes since Harmattan 1.1 release
  • Software update notifications for content in Nokia Store
  • New languages
    • Persian
    • Hebrew
    • Kazakh
    • Thai
    • Vietnamese
  • Continuous shooting (3 shots/second) support in Camera
  • Face recognition for gallery and face tags for Facebook
  • Support for folders in the application view
  • Mail for Exchange global address book lookup
  • Mail thread support in the Email client
  • Extended copy-paste support
  • Media sharing with DLNA compatible devices
  • Improved browser history view
  • Compass support in Maps
  • QtWebKit update to version 2.2
  • New font taken into use
  • Front camera support
  • Video editing support in the Gallery application
Other important improvements;
  • MeeGotouch Framework
    • Visual hint for differentiating swipe close gesture from normal swipes
    • Timestamps shown in notifications
    • Notifications sorted by timestamps
    • Improvements in Event Feed area
    • Music controls in Lock screen
    • New feedbacks added to MeeGoTouch theme
  • Kernel updated to be in sync with the upstream kernel version
  • Connectivity
    • Android NDEF Push Protocol disabled
    • NFC polling enabled in lock screen
    • Separate switch for controlling mobile background connections while roaming
  • Camera
    • Self Timer support
    • Composition grid + on/off control
  • Calendar
    • Better handling of To-Do lists, recurring events and timezones
    • Private flag support for events
    • Support for read-only events
    • Ability to forward/reply/reply-all for received events
  • Clock
    • Clock alarm becomes silent by flipping the device face down instead of snoozing
    • Updated time picker
  • Gallery
    • People view added to the grid toolbar
    • Improved multiple selection indication in grid view
  • Music Player
    • Audiobook and podcast support
    • Ability to create playlists
    • Ability to delete music files from music player library views via object menu
    • Possibility to see songs that are on the current play queue
  • Contacts
    • Capture an image from camera from contact card to set the contact avatar
    • Service contact details attributed in contact card and editor
    • Nickname option in contact list
    • Online search from MfE server
  • In addition, there are numerous bug fixes related to the implementation of new features, improving the overall user experience and reliability of the device.

Changelog source : Nokia Developer



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