Nokia N97 is yet another popular smartphone from the Finnish handset vendor that received a software update these days. Following a series of new firmware updates that went live for some Nokia phones, including the Nokia 5800
or the Maemo-based N900, the high-end Nokia N97 has just been updated to v21.0.045 (RM-505), or 21.2.045 (RM-507), depending on the region a user lives in. N97 owners in China won't enjoy the new software solution just yet, it seems, but it shouldn't be too long before it arrives on their devices too.
When compared to the previously delivered firmware v20, the new solution
is said to include quite a few enhancements, and the release notes show:- More free RAM after booting
- Improved call reliability
- Smooth touchscreen scrolling
- Browser improvements (among other changes, the toolbar stays out of the way more)
- Music player improvements
- Cleaner default (black) theme
- Improved image and video stability.
Nokia N97 owners will also benefit from other bug fixes and improvements, it seems, though one thing still lacks from the new update, namely Ovi Maps 3.3. The free Ovi Maps
are still available for the Nokia N97 via a separate download that can be performed through the 'Software update' on the device, though with some minor issues, as noted before. Even so, users should enjoy overall enhanced performance levels of the handset as soon as the new firmware version is installed.
For the time being, the only way one can install the new software solution on the Nokia N97
is via the Nokia Software Update on a Windows PC, though it might also arrive over-the-air in a matter of days, the guys over at All About Symbian
say. We should also mention that the news site makes a series of recommendations regarding the installation process of the new firmware, including a backup of all data before proceeding with the update, even if all personal info on the handset should be maintained during the process, and a hard reset of the phone afterwards.