Lumia 800 to get two updates to deal with battery issues

Nokia had already announced plans to offer at least one software update for the new Lumia 800 smartphone in order to fix a battery issue. Now the company has announced that there will in fact be two such software updates that will be designed to fix a battery problem with the Windows Phone-based device.

In a post on Nokia's support forums that was spotted by WMPowerUser.com, a Nokia statement says:

We understand that some people have expressed concerns about battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800. Early investigations show that the majority of people are enjoying the full Nokia Lumia experience without any problems. A software update in early December will include improvements to power efficiency, while a second update in early January introduces further enhancements to battery life and battery charging. Both are planned updates and will be made available via Zune. We recommend that anyone who still has concerns contact local Nokia care representatives at their earliest convenience.

Nokia has not said what is causing the issues with the lower battery life for the Lumia 800 nor how many of the smartphones were affected by this issue. However, it sounds like the problems could be solved before the device goes on sale here in the US sometime in early 2012.

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the g/f recently got an 800 and I have to admit, im quite smitten, beats both my blackberry (personal) and my Iphone 4 (work issue) hands down tbvh. nokia for me next time methinks, back to an old fiathful (god i miss my 6310i)

I hope Nokia will launch a 4.3" device sooner than later; the screen of the Lumia 800 is too small for my personal taste

I have used several Nokia devices in the past and the quality has always been excellent, and if they launched a bigger screen device I would buy Nokia over the Samsung Focus S without a doubt.

i would get lumia 800 in a second if it had front facing camera.
i like using skype on phone, and i would not want to lose it.

I really think that we are over exerting the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries. Hopefully there are some new advances in that area that will be available within two years, and not five like has recently been reported!

the phone has other issues... Like failing to come on and wifi disconnection... But very few people have those issues... But the phone is outselling androids in the netherlands and doing well in many european countries... Selling out in large volume almost every where. Good thing that more stocks are coming next week.

benalvino said,
the phone has other issues... Like failing to come on and wifi disconnection... But very few people have those issues... But the phone is outselling androids in the netherlands and doing well in many european countries... Selling out in large volume almost every where. Good thing that more stocks are coming next week.

Ah I'm glad I'm not the only one who has those issues!

benalvino said,
the phone has other issues... Like failing to come on and wifi disconnection... But very few people have those issues... But the phone is outselling androids in the netherlands and doing well in many european countries... Selling out in large volume almost every where. Good thing that more stocks are coming next week.

I'm sure the 2 updates fix more than just the battery, but ya, that's the biggest issue. wifi dropping isn't much of a problem in comparison.

GP007 said,

I'm sure the 2 updates fix more than just the battery, but ya, that's the biggest issue. wifi dropping isn't much of a problem in comparison.


Yeah... But all issues will be treated as serious... Since its their first windows phone. And we all know this is a test to know how the masses will react and with the result of lumia 800 nokia will take the market in 2012 eating up android abit and other windows phone oem will be forced to make something good and beef up their marketing... So far samsung annoys me for not even displaying a single windows phone on their facebook page. Nokia has shown that the platform really needs marketing...

And on the other side, LG have been dead silence with any firmware updates that would allow connection sharing, fix some SIM detection issues, or whatever else.

kavazovangel said,
And on the other side, LG have been dead silence with any firmware updates that would allow connection sharing, fix some SIM detection issues, or whatever else.

I was just about to ask if anyone with a LG got the newer 7740 build yet or not? I'd like to get any battery updates, if they apply to everyone, as well.

WP7 said,
Its impressive that this is the only teething issues Lumia 800 has considering its quick route to market

Agreed. And they're definitely taking it seriously. I mean, these updates are coming out at a blazing speed...

WP7 said,
Its impressive that this is the only teething issues Lumia 800 has considering its quick route to market

It's a good phone. I would have gotten one but I couldn't wait any longer (I'm in the US) so I got a Focus S. I love this Mango stuff.