New Firmware for Nokia N8 Rolling Out

Updated on 27 August 2012 by

2012-08-27 17.50.44It’s downloading and installing as I write this. The new firmware for the Nokia N8 (and others) not only includes a new browser but also ‘new imaging apps.’

This update again brings new features to Symbian smartphones, for example:
– a new browser with HTML5 web apps support, a new set of homescreen widgets, and the previously released Microsoft Office Mobile App and Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 in one package.
– Nokia N8 will have some extra apps for imaging

I’ll let you know what I find and do some tests on the HTML5-capable browser.

Via The Nokia Blog

Update:

The initial firmware update on my vanilla UK Nokia N8 completed without any problems via an OTA transfer in about 10 minutes.

AAS have some details on the changelog. Included are some new clocks, previously installable apps now being part of the firmware (Big Screen, DLNA play, Maps Suite 3.9, QT 4.8.0) and a facelift for the music player.

There’s a new search widget available in the software update list.

Still no social networks apart from Facebook and Twitter. (What about Flickr, YouTube and the million other networks Nokia?)

HTML5 Browser allows pages to be saved as apps (although I might have missed that before – I’ve never been a big user of the browser.)

A set of new widgets are useful.

I can’t find evidence of new imaging apps but maybe they are rolling out as separate apps at a later stage.

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