Nokia N9 PR1.1 update released today

Last week we talked to Nokia about their forthcoming update for the Nokia N9, and today it seems the company has gone live with it already. 1.1 brings lots of great goodies, and the company says that it'll be available really soon for all.

According to a post on their support forums, the update brings:

  • NFC tag reading to instantly interact with NFC tags
  • Music controls on lock screen
  • Photo and video shooting with color filters: black & white, sepia, vivid, negative, solarize
  • More powerful multitasking with improved memory handling
  • Swype for fast typing
  • Faster MfE synch, synchronizing only active folders
  • Noice cancellation reduces background noise so that your friends hear you better
  • Close apps easily with swiping down, this now on by default
  • New indicators for standby screen like charging and calendar

And there's more in the update they didn't mention too. We're personally really excited to get the performance tweaks and Swype for typing. The company plans on releasing more updates for MeeGo on the N9 into 2012, with 1.2 already being worked on. We guess the platform isn't so dead after all!

 

You'll see a software update notification if it's available for you, however the company notes that it is being pushed in waves to users. We'll report in full once it gets to our N9!

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Pretty queer to see pretty much a neutral/slightly praising stance from most people here towards N9 and MeeGo. A stark contrast from the highly-polarised and flamebaiting comments in Android, iOS and WP7 articles.

Its interesting to note how successful Nokia would have been if they didnt take on WP7 and kept MeeGo... This N9 is selling pretty well for something with a single phone OS.

brent3000 said,
Its interesting to note how successful Nokia would have been if they didnt take on WP7 and kept MeeGo... This N9 is selling pretty well for something with a single phone OS.

I tried to note it, but the data didn't exist. Probably has something to do with parallel universes not existing and no way to responsibly hypothesize how well MeeGo would have done.

But go on.

Joshie said,

I tried to note it, but the data didn't exist. Probably has something to do with parallel universes not existing and no way to responsibly hypothesize how well MeeGo would have done.
But go on.

What? It's already a hit in Finland as Owen noted in a previous article. I think with the right promotion, availability, and support, the N9/Meego could become a competitive third mobile ecosystem with iOS and Android.

brent3000 said,
Its interesting to note how successful Nokia would have been if they didnt take on WP7 and kept MeeGo... This N9 is selling pretty well for something with a single phone OS.

It proves that if you spend the time to develop a great phone/operating system combination that is priced at at an accessible price point then there is no reason why anyone wouldn't purchase it apart from some factor which is outside the realms of rational buying decisions.

I'd love to purchase one but there is only the 16GB where as I want the 64GB which would be a great replacement for my iPhone 4.

Just like you are very picky about having 64GB in the n9, everybody is picky about something. Someone like you is the perfect example for why nokia would have failed with meego anyway. Its does not matter what nokia does. Customers have some issues with it and would rather go with what steve jobs decided for the customer.

raghavny80 said,
Just like you are very picky about having 64GB in the n9, everybody is picky about something. Someone like you is the perfect example for why nokia would have failed with meego anyway. Its does not matter what nokia does. Customers have some issues with it and would rather go with what steve jobs decided for the customer.

Just remember, once you start blaming the customer for not buying what you think they should buy, you've fallen into the trap that has kept Linux out of mainstream consumer use (and will continue to do so).

The attitude that the customer just isn't smart enough to know what's good for them, or is too ignorant to avoid clever marketing campaigns, is the attitude of a failed business model. Half of selling is the product, and the other half is convincing the customer to want it. MeeGo/Linux/whatever may be good products, but the people behind them suck balls at anything but preaching to the choir, and Nokia's success with the N9 is arguably less about the quality of MeeGo than it is Nokia's existing inertia in Europe.

Hating on the consumer is just giving up. If you catch yourself with such thoughts: stop. Re-evaluate your perspective. If you care about the platform you're supporting, care enough not to insult the people who aren't already in your camp.

Joey S said,

What? It's already a hit in Finland as Owen noted in a previous article. I think with the right promotion, availability, and support, the N9/Meego could become a competitive third mobile ecosystem with iOS and Android.

Finland != the world... I'm glad this device is doing well for Nokia, but at this point, I think they realized that they need a platform with some push and that they just couldn't do it all alone. Perhaps their years of losses in marketshare meant something to them...