Nokia has finally finished up a ROM and firmware update for the Lumia 710 for India and Singapore (we also see one for Brazil's TIM network on their servers). This next update will finally bring the Windows Phone 8107 OS update which address the disappearing keyboard issue as well as security flaws. In addition, the firmware will fix the end-call bug and bring the ever vague ""minor performance and usability improvements".
Unfortunately, this update is dependent on "market requests" meaning we don't know who else will get this, though T-Mobile would seem to be a likely candidate (they did push out 8107 for the HTC Radar recently and the Lumia 710 is still rocking the old 7740 OS). We'll keep an ear out for any rumblings.
Likewise, the Lumia 800 is currently getting the 12070 firmware update which we detailed the other day. That too has an official changelog which is similar to what we reported. That update also is dependent upon "market request" so we'll just have to wait and see who gets it:
- Enhanced battery standby and talk time performance
- Battery capacity icon instead of question mark on top right of screen
- Improved bass in audio performance
- Soft-key illumination at all brightness levels
- Fixes for device performance issues including self-reboots, freezes and call-ending
Read more on the Lumia 710 update here and the Lumia 800 update here.
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I hope I get the update for my unbranded 800 soon the battery life is such that I might have to switch back to my focus.
I have the lumia and the hd7.
Nothing here.. Gosh
I'm not sure, but I think MS is going to have two versions of Windows Phone OS going forward. Apollo based Win8 Kernel devices for high end devices (dual core, 720p screens, etc.) and a WinCE (the current architecture) based devices for the low end. Based on how things work with WP OS, apps can work on both platforms without having to be recoded. Its an interesting move that potentially will allow the freedom for high end devices to push the limits with MS pushing up the features and functionality of the OS without leaving the low end emerging markets without a vast majority of the apps. They could even upgrade the low end SW specs later on as higher end components get cheaper. Manufacturers could also make huge investments in mid to high end chipsets and know that they could push those features down to their low end devices in 3-5 years, thus giving the huge buying power for the long run if they know their devices will be popular (Nokia/HTC/Samsung). We'll have to keep watch to see how this turns out.
My wife got a 710 on Rogers a couple of weeks back and updated to 8107 right away...so OS is up to date...but would be cool if there is a firmware update for it:)
I want that update :/ *crosses fingers* -T-mobile USA
I bought a Lumia 710 (one of the ones from Vodafone UK) at the weekend, and that came with 8107 on,
Still not showing on my NL710, in from India......anybody else received it..?
I won a Lumia 800, and was having no battery issues with it at all. With moderate use it would still last me a full day, and I was happy. Then, earlier this week, firmware 11500 was pushed to me and it's all gone downhill fast.
I just unplugged it from an overnight charge an hour ago, have not even turned the screen on once and the battery is already down 11%. I have no background tasks running.
I hate to say it, but if this were my first experience with Windows Phone (far from it, I've had an original Focus since they were release in North America and love the platform) I would be seriously turned off and probably looking at those *other* platforms instead.
I guess for now I'll switch back to my Focus, biding my time and seriously re-thinking my planned Lumia 900 purchase.
wait... "depending on market request"... again? =..=
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