Lumia 800 update released for battery issues and more

Nokia has announced that the company has started offering a new software update for its recently launched Lumia 800 smartphone. As previously announced, the patch will be one of two such planned software updates for the Windows Phone-based device. The update will be downloaded via the Microsoft Zune application.

Nokia said that this update will take a couple of weeks to filter through all of the Nokia 800 units that have been released in parts of Europe. It will offer owners of the smartphone some battery charging improvements, which has been an issue that has been reported by a number of Lumia 800 users. The patch also has improvements for voice mail notifications and audio quality. Microsoft Exchange 2003 users will see some improvements when replying to email. Finally, the software patch improves the phone's display switching modes in bright light.

Nokia has already announced plans to offer a second software update for the Lumia 800 that will be released sometime in early 2012. It's expected to fix some additional issues with the smartphone's battery that have been reported by some users.

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Got the update last night, took about 25 minutes to apply. Not noticed any charging improvements (not sure what the original issue was regarding though) but battery life is the same.

Very happy with this phone though coming from an iPhone 3GS 32GB.

GP007 said,

Doesn't that cover the battery itself? The problem might have been that it wasn't charging fully in the first place.


It's still not charging fully after the update.

Anthonyd said,

It's still not charging fully after the update.

I was gonna say, even though it states 100% I'm only getting like 7-8 hours with light usage... is this the case with other people?

The Teej said,

I was gonna say, even though it states 100% I'm only getting like 7-8 hours with light usage... is this the case with other people?


You should have a lot more, at least 1day

Sraf said,
Still hoping for this phone to show up on Telus

I'm hoping for a 900 Series with FF-Camera and Gyro to show up in Canada.
I'll buy outright and use on my carrier of choice, same as I did when the Focus launched.

dotf said,

I'm hoping for a 900 Series with FF-Camera and Gyro to show up in Canada.
I'll buy outright and use on my carrier of choice, same as I did when the Focus launched.

Who are you with?

dotf said,

I'm hoping for a 900 Series with FF-Camera and Gyro to show up in Canada.
I'll buy outright and use on my carrier of choice, same as I did when the Focus launched.

I am holding out for a 900 also. Currently have a Samsung Focus and loving it. Might end up with a Focus S if the 900 takes forever...