It seems that Nokia is indeed set to offer a better experience to more of its users, and a new series of devices from the company got updated recently, namely the Nokia 5230, 5233 and 5235, following the availability of new firmware for Nokia's E52, E66 and E72.
The Nokia 5230 and 5233 have just been updated to firmware version 40.0.003, while the Nokia 5235 received software update 40.6.003, up from the previously available firmware version 21.1.004 for them.
The release notes for the new software update for these devices reportedly includes the following (via A2Phone):
Data package content, corrections or changes :
- Nokia 5233: unable to create new profile, once the handset is factory reset model 5233
- Nokia 5230: N5230 cannot auto update on stock webpage
- Nokia 5230: Cu cannot transfer music from PC to the device
- Network Reconnection request fails in flash after two three attempts.
- High current consumption when Maps is in foreground and background, drains battery quickly
Since all of these devices come with UDP (User Data Preservation), all personal files should survive the update process. However, it's still a good idea to back up all files on them, just to make sure that nothing is lost during the process.
Apparently, the software update might not be sent out to all Nokia 5230, 5233 and 5235 mobile phones out there, and some users might not be able to see the new firmware available for their handsets as of yet.
The new software is reportedly available for download via Nokia’s Software Updater application on Windows-based computers. Those who would try to download it via Ovi Suite might not be that lucky, it seems.
The OTA (Over-The-Air) feature is unavailable as well in some markets, at least for the time being, but should become available in a matter of days, a recent article on zomgitscj reads.