Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia started a few days ago to deliver a new software update for its first Windows Phone devices out there, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710.Users in Singapore have already started to see the software update arriving on their devices, and it should not be too long before people in more markets have access to it.
According to Nokia, the new update 1600.2487.8107.12070 is being rolled out on Lumia 800 in India and Singapore at the moment, while update 1600.3015.8107.12070 is arriving on Lumia 710 devices in the same countries.
More markets and device versions will get a taste of these updates in the very near future, the handset vendor also stated.
Nokia announced on its discussion forum that the update for Lumia 800 was meant to arrive on devices in more markets in the coming weeks, and that it planned on unveiling more on the matter soon.
The improvements that this software release arrives on Lumia 800 devices with include:
- Enhanced battery standby and talk time performance
- Battery capacity icon instead of question mark on top right of screen
- Improved bass in audio performance
- Soft-key illumination at all brightness levels
- Fixes for device performance issues including self-reboots, freezes and call-ending
As for the Lumia 710 update, users will benefit from the following enhancements when it arrives:
- Smoother device performance (when ending a call) as well as
- Other minor performance and usability improvements
As soon as the update is available for your devices, a notification will appear on the homescreen to inform you on the matter.
To update a Nokia Windows Phone, you will need to connect it to a Windows or Mac PC, launch the Zune software (or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac OS) that was previously installed on the machine, and click on Update Now (Install Updates).
The phone should remain connected to the computer throughout the installation process.
Keep in mind that the new update is not mandatory, and that not all users might receive it. It will all depend on the country or network carrier they are on. Nokia also notes that these improvements will be included in future software updates as well.