Nokia Offers Significant Software Update to 5800 XpressMusic
Today Nokia announced a major firmware upgrade for the 5800 XpressMusic phone. Some of the improvements include faster data downloads from the Internet, an improved email experience, and on-device search capabilities. Other new features include a more responsive user interface, new camcorder and still camera features, such as a burst shooting mode, a new built-in mobile dictionary that has voice playback of words, and a new way for users to check for application updates and download them directly to their phone. The update is available for European version of the 5800 and not the 5800 NAM. It is available for free through Nokia's software download tools.
HTC's One M9 Earns RAW Support Via Camera Update
HTC today rolled out an update to its camera application for the One M9 and One M8. The new camera application adds RAW camera mode to the one M9, which lets users capture, download, and adjust full-sized digital negatives.
Microsoft Updates Nokia X Platform
Though Microsoft plans to eventually can the Nokia X platform, the company today announced an update that adds several new features to the operating system. According to Microsoft, the improved OS now includes an app switcher for multitasking.
Nokia Camera App Updated with New Features
Microsoft has released a new version of the Nokia Camera application for its Lumia-branded smartphones. The revised app carries over several features previously seen in the beta version, including continuous autofocus for faster focusing.
Samsung, Nokia Field Their Own Android Launchers
Samsung and Nokia have both recently made available launchers for Android devices that serve as alternatives to their normal approach for home screen behavior. Terrain (pictured) comes from a Samsung-sponsored developer and is free to download from the Google Play Store.