Yesterday we saw two app updates from Nokia including HERE Drive+ and HERE Maps. Today they’re bumping some system apps. But no need to rush as these are for the more benign Feedback to Nokia and Extras + Info sections, not bringing anything too new or exciting to the table as far as we can tell.
First up is Feedback to Nokia. This little guy allows you to rate your phone and send your thoughts about your Lumia right to Nokia for their consideration. With version 188.8.131.52 of the app, we noticed that when compared to our older iteration it now has a pivot for the Nokia Improvement Program and the option to opt in or out along with an explanation of what it is (you can find more info on their website).
While not a thrilling update, it’s kind of cool to see how much Nokia prioritizes your feedback and opinion of their devices and the Lumia experience. They’re obviously inventing more and more ways for you to stay in contact with them. It’s one reason why we like Nokia so much when compared to other OEMs who don’t have such options in place.
The other update is for the vague Extras + Info. We say vague because this app actually does a lot of little things, but it’s often hard to show you them directly. Nokia describes it as "fine tuning your Nokia Lumia experience". Now, version 1.12.01 (9MB) is live on the Store and it carries along with it two changes:
- General fixes and improvements
- Enhancements for Accessories application
What does Accessories do? It’s where you can manage your Nokia-connected addons, like the CR-200 car charger, the DT-910 Wireless stand or the Purity Pro headphones. It basically allows you to configure the NFC portion in addition to gaining device feedback e.g. on the Purity Pro area, you can see battery life and the buttons configuration—kind of neat.
We don’t see any enhancements with this new update, but if you’ve seen the hidden Desktop and Car app’s that Nokia has, you know that Nokia can sneak in new accessory pairings for future releases. Could Nokia be prepping for a new Bluetooth addon? Possibly.
Extras + Info
Feedback to Nokia