If you own a Nokia Lumia 800, one of the manufacturer’s latest flagship Windows Phone Mango powered smartphones, you will be pleased to hear that Nokia has just released a firmware update. This remedies a number of reported problems with the software, which I will look at in this article.
Called the 12072 firmware update, users of the Nokia Lumia 800 will be able to download the update via an over the air update, or by connecting their handset to a computer with a micro USB cable and following the instructions on Nokia’s website. If using the over the air option, it is highly recommended that a Wi-Fi connection is used because of the amount of downloaded data which could otherwise incur significant data charges. Also, I recommend that you have the phone plugged into your charger because the update can take between 30 minutes to several hours, according to the Nokia website. So what problems does the update actually solve? Read on to find out...
The efficiency of the device’s battery usage will be improved. From customer feedback, Nokia has acknowledged that battery consumption can be below desirable levels when running certain applications. After the update, less battery consumption will occur, improving standby and talk time. This is a welcome improvement, as most smartphones are renowned for poor battery life, owing to their advanced screens, Wi-Fi connections and powerful processors.
There is also a camera fix. The Nokia Lumia 800 has a ‘Flicker Mode’ as part of its camera software package. This works by detecting lights which are present in the frame when a photo is about to be taken, and automatically dims their intensity so they do not affect a photo’s appearance. The sensitivity of this feature has been increased, and it now able to detect 50Hz and 60Hz lights which were still visible on some photos using the phone’s 8 megapixel camera.
The Nokia Lumia 800 firmware update also increased bass performance when playing music tracks, watching videos and playing games which have music and sound effects. Many users were also reporting a bug which causes the touchscreen to become unresponsive after a phone call has been carried out, and this will be completely fixed upon completion of the update.
There are also several more minor fixes included with this update, but if you are an owner of the Nokia Lumia 800, you are likely to be familiar with one or more of the issues in this article. The software update is completely free of charge, so it is highly recommended that all Lumia 800 users carry out the update to enjoy the best user experience possible. If you like the Nokia Lumia 800 be sure to check out the Nokia Lumia 900.