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Firmware update for Nokia 808 PureView doesn't seem to bring anything new to the table

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Firmware update for Nokia 808 PureView doesn't seem to bring anything new to the table
The Nokia 808 PureView is well known for its 41MP camera which makes people forget that it is a smartphone first and foremost. The device has just received a firmware update from Nokia which, at 420MB (via PC), had those owning the phone hopeful that some thing good was inside. It's the same principle that makes you think that a better present is inside a larger box than a smaller one.

The Nokia 808 PureView has received a firmware update

The Nokia 808 PureView has received a firmware update

The new software version is 113.010.1508 and so far, those who have downloaded the update have found....absolutely nothing new. Sure, it's a let down for those were hoping for new features. This is not to say that some improvements haven't been made that make the phone run faster or smoother. In case you've forgotten, the Nokia 808 PureView is powered by Symbian.

If you own the Nokia 808 PureView and have updated your model, let us know if you have found anything new on your phone after installing the update. Simply type your comments in the box below.

source: PureViewclub, MyNokiaBlog via IntoMobile

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posted on 05 Jan 2013, 16:17 10

1. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


The phone for people that don't know they can get a good smartphone and camera instead of a good camera and a crappy phone.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 16:19 25

2. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Error no mate, symbian may not be as eye catching but it does everything needed and more

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:13 7

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...it does everything needed and more"

Depending on needs and different people have different needs.
Symbian does less than Android.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:29 10

8. -box- (Posts: 3778; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Symbian may not have as many apps as android (and we all should know app count isn't everything, and a good system doesn't need to rely so heavily on apps), but it is technically more capable than android. There's still stuff a 2010-era Symbian can do that even devices like the Nexus4 and Note2 can't do. It might help if android weren't running on a virtual machine, so it could unlock all the power the OEMs put under it. If Symbian were put on one of those beasts it would be staggeringly great.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:45 1

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Symbian may not have as many apps as android (and we all should know app count isn't everything, and a good system doesn't need to rely so heavily on apps), but it is technically more capable than android."

Who says that I was talking about the apps?!

"There's still stuff a 2010-era Symbian can do that even devices like the Nexus4 and Note2 can't do."

I think you should decide, you are talking about devices or about operating systems?!

"If Symbian were put on one of those beasts it would be staggeringly great."

What was if it was blah blah blah... but we have what we have and since it is not installed on one of those beasts...

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:53 5

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree that Symbian may run faster than Android but even if Symbian was on the "super duper" hardware it still has less functionality than Android. Fact.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 19:06 8

12. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Lol, I left my last year top of the line android phone for the 808 and was the best thing I could have done, not that I don't like android but the 808 suits me best. Maybe it has less functionality but a lot of things just work better

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:01 2

18. -box- (Posts: 3778; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I have posted a few points about android vs. Symbian, but I'm too bored to do it again. Bing (or google, or whatever) an unbiased source for android vs. Symbian. Symbian's biggest crutches were display resolution, screen size, and Nokia putting specs closer to minimums than maximum - not saying they're underpowered, just that they could easily have taken some stronger components and been stupendously good.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 05:55

23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


We are talking about Operating System (software) but for some reasons you are again mixing software with hardware...

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:00

29. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


give me a few examples

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:50 1

17. steelicon (Posts: 309; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Some OEM should buy out Symbian or revive Symbian UIQ, fix it properly and put it in a Google Nexus 4 (LG) or Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) level hardware or better.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 19:15 6

14. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


SURE BUT IT HAS ALMOST EVERYTHING NEEDED
1.Best Camera ( better than all Droid Cameras)
2.Easy to use OS
3.Important apps such as Whatsapp , Twiiter , Skype , Viber , Facebook , PhotoEditor , Video Editor , Youtube Downloader and many more
4.Best TBT Navigation ( offline )

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 05:56 1

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Best Camera ( better than all Droid Cameras)"

Symbian doesn't have camera because it is software not hardware!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 10:37 1

45. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


SQUEEZE ME !!!!!

IM TALKING ABOUT THE 808 PUREVIEW AND ALSO REMEMBER THE HTC TITAN 2 THAT HAD A 16 MP CAMERA AND THEY HAVE PUT IT ON WP OS , YEA BECAUSE ANDROID OS COULDNT HANDLE THAT MUCH MP

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:47 5

16. steelicon (Posts: 309; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


No. You still cannot have that 41MP sensor and PureView Pro technology. No FM Transmitter. No 3.5mm AV out. Poor battery life. Poor multitasking. Poor power management. Android is just a kid out of kindergarten. Try again after your Android beta testing in like 5 more years until Android catches up with Symbian.

FYI : I like Android, but claiming that it is better than Symbian is just getting way ahead of exaggeration.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 05:58 1

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Do you feel any difference between software and hardware?! And if you feel do you realize that I'm talking about software (Symbian) not hardware?!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:20 1

31. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Android OS is not bad, but simply not as good as Symbian. It's less performance-optimized (because of VM), more battery hungry, fragmented, has security issues, even official store is full of trojan and other malware apps. Another problem of Android is, that they don't have OEM which is on par or better than Nokia, when it comes to HW.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:25

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


This is LINUX, what do you expect. Freedom. A full OS not halfbaked like Symbian.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:42 1

36. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


On the other hand, Android is just a halfbaked Linux.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:45

37. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Way much better than Symbian and other OS ....

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:50

39. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


And btw, Maemo/MeeGo are actually Linux, yet they are better optimized than Android. The reason is that they doesn't use crappy VM interprated applications.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 10:09

42. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


don't use*

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:18 2

7. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Denial...

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 19:08

13. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Or fact

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 03:06 3

19. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Thats absolutely ignorant, common!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:24

33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Very true, what a crappy phone, even my N958.GB is much better than this huge ugly bulky phone.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:47 2

38. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Explain....not gonna let you post such cap and not get called on it

So explain

Ohh and don't say half baked as that's all you know how to say

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 09:19

40. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You and we all know why, it's an N series and the 8800

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 11:34 3

48. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


your so full of it, your tragic kid

explain how the n95 is better? come on i want a real answer no dodging the question troll

we all know your just a hate filled jealous kid who dont like other options that has advantages over your precious android so you troll

p.s you fail at trolling too

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 04:23 1

50. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I bet, according to him, more buttons means it's more better...
Troll, N95 is a phone of the yester-years...808 might look dumb and heavy, but N95 can't and will never be better than 808.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:57

51. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


exactly, no one can deny the 808 isnt a looker. it grows on you but wont ever be a design classic.

n95 was great in the day, but god that troll needs banning

808 set the camera benchmark that looks to last for a few years to come

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 16:34 6

3. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Why was I sure that this was an article from Alan F after reading the title?

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:10 3

4. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Nothing? Really?

I guess it would be harder to put nothing with 420mb than to put something

It is A new innovation from our old friend

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:17 7

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Firmware update for Nokia 808 PureView doesn't seem to bring anything new to the table"

Updates not always means something "new" it also maybe a fixes and or other improvements.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:30 3

9. -box- (Posts: 3778; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Better an update that doesn't seem to do much other than behind-the-scenes than waiting on an update for months to make a device reliable and up-to-date.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 20:07 4

15. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


ha?! that update was to fix some bugs and to improve performance not to bring new features. Besides, nokia will announce something if there's a set of new features or new overhaul of the OS.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 03:09 5

20. mariosraptor (Posts: 109; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


NOKIA PR2.01 SOFTWARE VERSION 113.010.1507 RELEASED FOR NOKIA 808 PUREVIEW


1. INTRODUCTION
This document summarises the main differences between the earlier Nokia 808 PureView PR1.02 (112.020.0311) software and PR2.0 (113.010.1506), which was released only for factory, and PR2.01 (113.010.1507) software, which is released for all channels.

This software release is applicable to RM-807 ROW. PR2.01 sw release delivers improvements to purple discolorations.

2. NEW FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS / UPDATES TO EXISTING APPLICATIONS / NEW FEATURES
• Browser v8.3
Improved HTML5 support: Web apps (Storage, App Cache, Web Apps supported)
• Maps SR9
• Nokia Car Mode (in-car optimized UI)
• Social client v1.6.29
• More Homescreen widgets with enhanced experience (Clock, E-mail and Gallery widget)
• Music player update
Lyrics and better navigation
Refreshed ‘Now Playing’ view
Lists are tabbed for easy access -swipe from one tab to another
New ’Artist View’
Controls at status pane
Visually renewed Nokia Music
• Microsoft Apps (Pixi v2.3)
available only in factory deliveries and via IAD
MS Lync Mobile
MS Meetings
MS OneNote
MS Sharepoint
• Text rendering for top seven regional languages of India
• NFC Geolocation support
Touch standard Geotag, opening Maps to that location getting ready to start navigation or save landmark.
• New keyboard that is significantly faster to use
New prediction engine with easy language switch. New, visual text editors. Snap to word and double tap to select a word. Pop up menu for editing option
• UX improvements including:
Virtual Inputs (input support for Thai, Vietnam, Akshar, Latin languages and Cyrillic)
Virtual Inputs – China (China market specific input languages and methods)
Screen lock UX improved
Screen lock, swipe to open
SMS/missed call at lock screen (swipe) take directly to event
• Improved call handling
Pin query, Call bubbles, volume control better fitted to style
• Video Pro application
VideoPro lets you make movies from stills and videos.
• Big Screen application
Nokia Big Screen turns your mobile into a media center for photos, videos and music when connected to HDTV with HDMI.
• Climate Mission 3D game (subject to country/operator variant availability)
• Silent Film Director added to China PRC variant

Imaging improvements:
• Camera key fix
• Landscape gallery grid
• Gallery widget image viewing
• Image details
• Multiple image deletion
• Interactive scroll bar
• Reset button in Creative Mode


3. CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS
• NatGeo web TV widget dropped from the content due to malfunction

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 03:10 5

21. mariosraptor (Posts: 109; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


Nokia 808 PureView (RM-807) SW version PR2.02 (113.010.1508)

NOKIA PR2.02 SOFTWARE VERSION 113.010.1508 RELEASED FOR NOKIA 808 PUREVIEW

1. INTRODUCTION
This document summarises the main differences between Nokia 808 PureView software version 113.010.1508 (P2.02) and 113.010.1507 (PR2.01).
This software release is applicable to RM-807 ROW.

The purpose of this release is to meet the EU audio requirement that is required for CE mark after Jan 23rd, 2013.

2. NEW FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS / UPDATES TO EXISTING APPLICATIONS / NEW FEATURES
None

3. CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS
HW79u Personal Music Player-law FAIL EN-50332

5. KNOWN ISSUES: N/A

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 11:06

46. tasior (Posts: 207; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Wow, that's great. Where did You found it? I remember few years ago, spending several hours on internet and not being able to find specifications of Nokia updates.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 03:10 1

22. mariosraptor (Posts: 109; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


so nobody cries over seen features. peace

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 06:18

26. fouadqr (Posts: 290; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


I dont see any change ?!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 06:35 2

27. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Search deeper...

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 06:52 2

28. mariosraptor (Posts: 109; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


why the thumbs down? cause i have given the changelog?
i guess not to many know how to read, they just like giving the thumb's down.
so, to them i give my middle finger. --I--

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:08 3

30. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


This is update is like, iOS 6. HAHA

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:23

32. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


well, unlike iOS6 it's minor update, despite the size.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 10:33

43. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


is it a major? HAHA

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 10:36

44. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I mean, the iOS6 :)) okay, just trolling aroud. :))

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:27

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Good for nothing.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 11:24 1

47. yajia1 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


How dare you call iOS6 an upgrade? That's a shame to technology! It's a freaking downgrade!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 10:06 2

41. saurabhshrestha (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 May 2012)


If you guys hate Symbian and can't appreciate the Os, then why the hell are you guys even reading this feature.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 11:36 1

49. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


because certain people on here have to try and belittle other choices to make themselves feel secure about there own

basically there sad kids that have nothing else to do

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