Nokia N8 1.1

Nokia N8 PR 1.1 firmware has landed

It’s not quite the one we were all waiting for but the update will enhance user experience on the Nokia N8. There are numerous tweaks and fixes and even some new content, however we can only assume that the updates for the web browser and such updates will come with the PR 2.0 firmware update which we can probably expect in the coming months.


Changlog

  • Meeting requests can be accepted from email conversations.
  • Nokia Email has improved performance: ‘unread emails’ flag added to the homscreen widget; meetings can be accepted directly from the email invites
  • Maps integration in email, giving the ability to view meeting location on map when address is in location field.
  • New Quick Office 6.4, offering editing ability and zooming in Word documents.
  • Three high quality games preloaded on to new devices – Real Golf, Need for Speed Shift and Galaxy on Fire. For some reason in some countries Need for Speed Shift will be replaced with Asphalt 5. For other current Nokia N8 users the games are available for free from the Ovi Store.
  • Lanscape dialler
  • Inbox scroll without using scroll bar
  • New WLAN icon
  • New clock animation if you select for the screensaver to have music song listed
  • Overall faster and smoother performance
  • To get the updates simply update via the Software Updater, OTA (over the air) or via Ovi Suite. The update is apparently, as can be expected, quite large so those updating should use WiFi to do so when using OTA or Ovi Suite otherwise you may incur charges.

    If the update is not available for you, then it’s just a matter of waiting as the standard and non-customised version of the software will be available from today and country (SIM free) and operator specific variants of the update will follow shortly after.

    We’ve tried updating ours without success on the O2 network in the UK. We assume the version we’re getting will be specific to our carrier. Nokia will be continuing to update the Nokia N8 throughout 2011 with lots more on the way, at least according to Nokia themselves.