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Nokia Issues Update to Lumia 800 to Improve Charging, Display Brightness & Audio

Nokia Lumia 800 close up

While the Nokia Lumia 800 has been dubbed one of the best Windows Phone devices currently available by a whole host of technology pundits, it hasn’t been without its issues. However, a new software update from Nokia hopes to change that, with fixes for some of the most common problems reported since its release.

Nokia announced the update with a post on its Conversations blog earlier today, and promises that it will rollout to all Lumia 800 users over the course of the next two weeks, starting today. The download will include a number of performance and usability enhancements including:

  • Charging improvements
  • Voicemail notification improvement
  • Replying to mail improved for Microsoft Exchange 2003 users
  • Improved display switching in bright light
  • Improved audio quality

The update will be available via the Microsoft Zune download portal, but Nokia says not everyone will get the update at once as it has had to limit the number of simultaneous downloads. It will also be available only to territories in which the Lumia 800 is available to purchase, so those of you who are using the device in the U.S. may have to wait a while for the fix.

Another update for the device is planned for early 2012, according to the Finnish company, which will also address charging and battery issues. This seems to have been the most common — and most frustrating — issue for early Lumia 800 developers, with many taking to Nokia’s online support forums to complain about the issue.

Have you got your Lumia 800 update yet? And if so, has it fixed the issues you’ve been experiencing with the device?

[via The Next Web]


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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...


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