Nokia N8 Apps Update 1.0

Nokia N8 Software Update – Apps Update 1.0

It’s not quite the firmware 2.0 update that we were expecting for our Nokia N8′s, but it’s still a step in the right direction. A new update is now available to download, with the firmware 2.0 release expected to follow it in the not too distant future.

There seems to be a number of improvements, with folders opening faster, web browser loading times improved (and a cleaner pinch and zoom transition) the camera being somewhat faster and the lock switch appears to turn the screen on/off immediately, without the delay we had prior to the update. To add to this, there is also a transition effect when you switch between screens, which definitely wasn’t there before.

Draft changelog:

* Web browser loads faster and pinch to zoom has big improvements
* Quicker device boot time
* Folders open faster
* Camera boots faster
* Lock switch reacts faster
* Smoother transition with theme effects turned on
* More responsive accelerometer
* More responsive keyboard
* Ovi Maps pinch and zoom has a smoother feel
* Improved contact list scrolling

To get your hands on the update, either download them whilst on-the-go (instructions can be found here; how to update your Nokia N8 whilst-on-the-go) or via your software updater tool on your computer.

Let us know what other improvements, if any, you have noticed on your Nokia N8 that hasn’t been mentioned in the changelog above. With the incoming firmware 2.0 release, is anyone feeling more optimistic about their Nokia N8′s software?