Nokia Pushing MeeGo Update to N9
Nokia today began delivering a system update to the MeeGo-powered N9 smartphone. The new system software offers a wide range of benefits, including: NFC tag reading; music controls on lock screen; photo and video shooting with filters; improved multitasking and memory handling; Swype; background noise cancellation; easier app closing by swiping down; and new indicators on the standby screen for calendar and other alerts. Nokia will be pushing the update out in waves and users will be alerted when their device is ready for the new system software.
Nokia Says No N9 for the U.S.
Nokia has confirmed that the N9 handset will not initially be made available to U.S. buyers.
Nokia Adds NFC Support to Latest Qt SDK
Nokia today announced a new version of the Qt software developers kit that will allow developers to create applications that take advantage of the near-field communications feature of select phones. The Qt SDK will let developers create and test applications written for Symbian smartphones and the MeeGo-based N9.
Nokia Updates Beta Suite 3.5 with N9 Support
Nokia today provided an update to the beta version of Nokia Suite 3.5 for the Windows platform. The newest beta adds support for the Nokia N9 and can be used to sync data/apps, as well as manage the device.
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.