Lumia 800 update to be released soon

Nokia's Lumia 800 smartphone may have launched on Wednesday but the wireless phone maker is already prepping for the device's first over-the-air software update. Winrumors.com reports that the update, among other things, is designed to fix a battery problem that has been seen when the Lumia 800 is fully charged. Some of the phone's owners might see some improvements in the Lumia 800's battery life after the update is installed. There's no word on how bad the battery issues are with the phone nor how much improvement will be provided with this new update.

In addition to fixing the battery issues, the Lumia 800 update will also offer users the latest version of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. The new update will bring the OS up to 7.10.7740. That particular update was sent out to a number of other Windows Phone devices on Wednesday. The Lumia 800 will now benefit from the two bug fixes that are a part of this update. One resolves an issue with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and the other fixes a bug that centers on voicemail notifications.

It is also being reported that a new firmware update for the phone came directly from Nokia this week that added a number of new applications directly into the phone's read-only memory. They include apps like British Airways, eBay, Ministry of Sound, Sky News and TripAdvisor.

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OMFG.....another smartphone that has poor battery issues. Who would have thought? Will someone please think of the children!!!!! Sound the alarm....stop the presses.....bring out the guards and let's get ready to storm Nokia's headquarters!!!!

there isn't a single person that has complained about battery issues... So where is your claims coming from? Not a single report of battery issue by consumers.

benalvino said,
there isn't a single person that has complained about battery issues... So where is your claims coming from? Not a single report of battery issue by consumers.

How much noise do 1000 customers make ?

benalvino said,
there isn't a single person that has complained about battery issues... So where is your claims coming from? Not a single report of battery issue by consumers.

He is just trying to find a reason to defend his 800$ bugged iphone.

fenderMarky said,

He is just trying to find a reason to defend his 800$ bugged iphone.

That and he's a troll, he does this on EVERY Windows Phone article. He doesn't have the balls to argue with me either because he knows it's true.


TechRadar listed, regarded the device's battery and speakers.

"The phone speaker is disappointing based on previous Nokia devices with a quite tinny sound quality." Following up, "Battery performance is poor compared with other recent Nokia devices."

T3

One of the few sites to give the Lumia 800 a less-than-glowing write up, T3 criticised the device's screen size and battery life.

"Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop called this the 'first real Windows Phone' and based on this performance, it's hard not to agree - if you can stand the slightly smaller screen, that is.

"Battery life isn't stellar, and while we like the contrast ratios of the ClearBlack Display, it's not the best on the market."

http://m.ibtimes.com/nokia-lum...nd-critics-real-250637.html

alexalex said,


TechRadar listed, regarded the device's battery and speakers.

"The phone speaker is disappointing based on previous Nokia devices with a quite tinny sound quality." Following up, "Battery performance is poor compared with other recent Nokia devices."

T3

One of the few sites to give the Lumia 800 a less-than-glowing write up, T3 criticised the device's screen size and battery life.

"Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop called this the 'first real Windows Phone' and based on this performance, it's hard not to agree - if you can stand the slightly smaller screen, that is.

"Battery life isn't stellar, and while we like the contrast ratios of the ClearBlack Display, it's not the best on the market."

http://m.ibtimes.com/nokia-lum...nd-critics-real-250637.html


Go to pocket now and watch the videos... The voice nav and music from the speaker is superb... The display is thesame with the samsung focus s and the battery life is a little short compared to sumsung focus s... a picture is worth a thousand words... But a video is worth millions. Go and see the nokia lumia 800 test drive... And come back and comment

alexalex said,


TechRadar listed, regarded the device's battery and speakers.

"The phone speaker is disappointing based on previous Nokia devices with a quite tinny sound quality." Following up, "Battery performance is poor compared with other recent Nokia devices."

T3

One of the few sites to give the Lumia 800 a less-than-glowing write up, T3 criticised the device's screen size and battery life.

"Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop called this the 'first real Windows Phone' and based on this performance, it's hard not to agree - if you can stand the slightly smaller screen, that is.

"Battery life isn't stellar, and while we like the contrast ratios of the ClearBlack Display, it's not the best on the market."

http://m.ibtimes.com/nokia-lum...nd-critics-real-250637.html

Bet they never complained about the iphone 4 size but anything else has to be humongous or its crap. Typical.

benalvino said,

Go to pocket now and watch the videos... The voice nav and music from the speaker is superb... The display is thesame with the samsung focus s and the battery life is a little short compared to sumsung focus s... a picture is worth a thousand words... But a video is worth millions. Go and see the nokia lumia 800 test drive... And come back and comment

I believe the Nokia AMOLED may be earlier generation to Samsung's current SuperAMOLED+ found on the Focus S.
Would love someone to correct me if I'm wrong.

dotf said,

I believe the Nokia AMOLED may be earlier generation to Samsung's current SuperAMOLED+ found on the Focus S.
Would love someone to correct me if I'm wrong.


The clear black display and super amoled + are identical... I cant really tell which was better on that video comparison of the display. But the sound is great from the speakers... And the camera is sweet. Am still confused i might get the focus s or titan or lumia... Just confused. Nokia is trying add to give more out of the os.

john... nokia never said there was battery issue, they only said the update will improve the battery life. Other blogs stated it will improve from wpcentral to engadget only here in neowin that they claim is battery issue. I believe when there is windows service pack and the ram usage and cpu usage was optimise to give a better battery life was simalar example to this... The only issue is voice mail and the other email stuff... John you news is always bad news to microsoft am not surprised

benalvino said,
john... nokia never said there was battery issue, they only said the update will improve the battery life. Other blogs stated it will improve from wpcentral to engadget only here in neowin that they claim is battery issue. I believe when there is windows service pack and the ram usage and cpu usage was optimise to give a better battery life was simalar example to this... The only issue is voice mail and the other email stuff... John you news is always bad news to microsoft am not surprised

I really don't understand why he writes Windows Phone articles, he seems to think "Any Microsoft related news is bad news".

alexalex said,
Battery issues with Nokia's WP7 and the earth doesn't tremble (well, it is not iPhone 4s) /s

This battery "issue" is nowhere near as daamaging and crippling as the crappy iPhone 4S.

england_fanboy said,

This battery "issue" is nowhere near as daamaging and crippling as the crappy iPhone 4S.

Don't feed the troll!!

alexalex said,
Battery issues with Nokia's WP7 and the earth doesn't tremble (well, it is not iPhone 4s) /s

Trolololo

How dare Nokia try to steal Apple's thunder?!

alexalex said,
Battery issues with Nokia's WP7 and the earth doesn't tremble (well, it is not iPhone 4s) /s
The battery issue isn't anywhere near as bad.. And they managed to release an update within a week... Apple took alot longer. (+ the update didn't fix the issue completely too).

"prepping for the device's first over-the-air software update."

Could this mean that the Lumia 800 will be the first Windows Phone to get OTA updates and that other handsets will follow?

I will still always love my Samsung A930, god rest it's water soaked soul. I addored that phone. I just wish it had a keyboard and let you add words to the dictionary

warwagon said,
I will still always love my Samsung A930, god rest it's water soaked soul. I addored that phone. I just wish it had a keyboard and let you add words to the dictionary
If you would spell right you wouldn't really need to add words to the dictionary. Adored, not addored.

And, I can't believe WP7 doesn't remember words you use...

Ambroos said,
And, I can't believe WP7 doesn't remember words you use...

Not automatically, but you can manually add words.
Not too difficult, tap to select word and then tap the "+word" in the autocorrect bar to add to dictionary.