Microsoft Mobile – or what we’ll still to refer to as Nokia for now – has been busy this morning, pushing out no less than five updates for some of their Lumia system software. These are those little apps that help things run smoothly on your device, and are considered pretty important.
Of course, that implies we know what was fixed and in this case, we don’t. However, you can guess at the usual bug fixes, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few optimizations for Windows Phone 8.1 devices (fingers crossed). Regardless, there’s no harm in doing these updates, so let’s have at ‘em.
Nokia provided their own app to make ringtones for Lumia devices, which is a nice touch. The app is now updated to version 126.96.36.199. The last time we covered this app was nearly one year ago with version 188.8.131.52. We haven’t run this app ourselves in nearly that long of a time, so if you find what’s new, tell us in comments and we’ll update.
Find Ringtone Maker here in the Nokia Collection.
Network+ was last updated 15 days ago to support the dual-SIM function for new Windows Phone 8.1 devices like the Lumia 630. Today, we’re seeing a bump to version 184.108.40.206, which probably includes some optimizations for said feature. This app is necessary to “ensure you get the most from your mobile network and your phone”, so it seems quite handy.
Pick up Network+ here in the Collection.
Touch is a real important app as it controls how well the screen responds to input. If Lumia 1520 users just got real interested, we’d understand why (that device still has a false scroll/tap issue). Like these other updates, we’re not positive on what this addresses, but we’re going to give it a go anyway. The app was last updated in February and brought a new ‘disable key-vibration’ feature.
Pick up version 220.127.116.11 here in the Nokia Collection.
This little app gives you tips on pointers on your Lumia, including a nice little tips and tricks thread. Unfortunately, this app is no longer available for us on our Windows Phone 8.1 device, which is interesting in and of itself. Luckily, you’re on WPCentral and probably know more than this app.
Pick up (if you can) version 18.104.22.168 of Nokia Care here in the Store.
Nokia Treasure Tag
Remember Treasure Tags? Those little doohickeys that let you track where things are using your Lumia? Yeah, we barely do as well, but in case you somehow have one, you can update the necessary app for it to version 2014.430.712.5527. That’s pretty specific. By the way, Treasure Tag should be available to be purchased soon, though we’ll look into it some more.
Pick up Nokia Treasure Tag here in the Store.
Find anything exciting with these updates? Try to separate it from placebo and let us know in comments!
Thanks, everyone, for the tips!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.