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The first big Nokia N8 firmware update demoed on video

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The first big Nokia N8 firmware update demoed on video
No, it's not the one that rings in the new Symbian interface with flexible widgets and simplified menus. It's the PR 2.0 update that takes care of the more pressing issues with Symbian^3 by including a portrait QWERTY keyboard, and a more streamlined browser interface.

All welcome changes, but there are other small improvements and bug fixes throughout the Nokia N8 landscape with the PR 2.0 update, and a kind soul has recorded a video of his cameraphone running the new firmware.

It's the most you will get for at least another few months, since the PR 3.0 update with the new interface is not expected until the end of the summer.

source: Nokia-Central


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posted on 24 Mar 2011, 08:31 1

1. Saur (unregistered)


Is it me or the qwerty actually looks like sh*t?

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 09:00

2. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


portrait keyboard isn't really meant for the N8, it's too narrow. It might probably be of actual use on the E7. At least users have an option now. also, the navigation and extra keys should be placed on top of the letter keys!

Will stick to my N8 as my primary camera phone. I will most likely shift to an android or iphone. With compromises on functionalities but make up with their friendlier UI, richer app content.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 09:23

3. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Had one of these today. It was frozen and couldn't be switched off! Eventually we asked tech support to unscrew the back to take out the battery.

It's such a shame. The phone has some amazing hardware, but it's let down by it's software just like so many other Nokias.

And then people wonder why almost everyone hates Symbian!

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 09:41

4. bad_guy (unregistered)


it still lags very hard compared to an iphone or android... and the qwerty is trash.. nokia = fail

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 10:08

5. ps (unregistered)


Hmm thats not final pr2.0 its just a beta...

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 07:21

8. Nick (unregistered)


That video annoyed me. he laid into the UI constantly without stating that it was pre release firmware, which it clearly is. Yes, he told us it wasn't quite finished at the beginning but things like a laggy browser should never be criticized like that unless it's final firmware.

posted on 12 Apr 2011, 09:18

9. NokiaJoe (unregistered)


PhoneLuver said:

"Had one of these today. It was frozen and couldn't be switched off! Eventually we asked tech support to unscrew the back to take out the battery."

hehehe - try holding the power button for 8 seconds to do a reset... at least you know what it looks like inside now!! rofl

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 13:51

10. hmmm (unregistered)


Remember you will get the portrait kbd with swype with this update
theirs is nice

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:13

11. ankit patidar (unregistered)


need flash player upgrade version

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:53

12. herath (unregistered)


I got n8 last month..Since then vidos not playing in phone vertical mood.only play whn phne turn landscape mood.without plying the vido,its dirctly comes to the homescreen.After updating the phone(08-18)prblm is same..Dont understand what are they fixed by the update..

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