The best Nokia handset right now, the Nokia N97, is just one day away from getting its first firmware (software) update after first being released. The N97 has been now around for some days, I pre-ordered mine and received it 2 weeks ago; a beautiful black NAM N97.
So far I have liked this device a lot, its is just like a computer after all. But in the few weeks I have had the N97 I can tell that it has a first generation software running inside, there are obvious bugs that although not critical, bother the user while the N97 is being used. One of the worse bugs is the lock/unlock key that has to be pushed sometimes 2 times before the screen goes ON. Another bug I have noticed and personally think is very weird (please leave a comment if you are having this issue) is that when I unlock the device I see the GPS satellite symbol on the top right of the screen, then like if the N97 was playing with me; it disappears! I am also having issues with the battery life, it barely makes it to the end of the day.
Anyway, there are pretty official rumors saying that tomorrow July 1st, a new software update for the Nokia N97 will be released by Nokia with over 100 improvements and fixes to the N97. Here are some of them:
- Lock, unlock and backlight bug has been fixed
- Kinetic scrolling on phonebook
- Screens will load quicker
- Scrolling was improved (general)
- Maps has been improved as well as GPS locking Time
There are over a 100 improvements for the Nokia N97, I personally am desperate for getting this update on my N97. To get this update hopefully tomorrow July 1st, just go to menu>settings>phone mgtm>Updates>Options>Check. Hopefully there will be a new update when you make this, you can also go to Nokia.com/SoftwareUpdate
Today July 01 the N97 received a big software update from Nokia. I just finished updating my N97 via Nokia PC Suite since the FOTA update did not show new firmware. So far I can tell that the FM Transmitter icon changed and that the screen turns ON/OFF correctly while unlocking de device. Have you had problems with the new update?