Nokia Moves Up Lumia 800 Firmware Update
Nokia today indicated that the firmware update planned to reach the Lumia 800 later this spring has been moved up and will be pushed out starting today. The newest software version is 1600.2487.8107.12070 and improves battery life, power management, camera performance, and in-call audio performance. This update does not, however, bring mobile hotspot or data tethering features to the Lumia 800. Nokia and Microsoft are still working to add those features. The update will be rolled out in stages over the next four weeks. Lumia 800 owners are encouraged to check Nokia's web site to see when the update will become available to them.
Nokia Reveals Hotspot Feature Headed to Lumia Line
Nokia has indicated via a FAQ posted to its web site that its Lumia Windows Phone devices will be updated with support for the mobile hotspot feature. The Lumia 800 and 710, which are already available in some markets, do not include this feature.
Nokia Updates Drive, Maps, and Transport for Lumia Line
Nokia has delivered updates to its Drive, Maps, and Transport applications to the Marketplace for Mobile. All three apps include new features that are available only to Nokia's Lumia smartphones.
Nokia Offering DLNA-Based 'Play To' App to Lumia Phones
Nokia recently released a beta application called Play To, which uses DLNA technology to allow Lumia smartphone users to share media from their device to other DLNA-compatible equipment. To start, the application can share photos and video, but not music.
PayPal, Box, Other Apps Headed to Nokia Lumia Phones
Nokia today announced new software partnerships that will bring exclusive content to its line of Lumia Windows Phone devices. Some of the most prominent apps that will only be available to Nokia's smartphones at launch include the Box cloud storage service and PayPal mobile.
Nokia Details System Updates for Lumia 800 and 710
Nokia has published information about forthcoming system updates for its first two Windows Phones, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. The changes for the Lumia 800 include improved battery life during both standby and voice calls; improved audio performance; altered soft key lighting behavior; and fixes for random reboots, freezes, and cut-off calls.