Nokia Lumia 800 battery-tripling update out early, Nokia explains why updates are like herding sheep

Nokia Lumia 800 battery-tripling update out early, Nokia explains why updates are like herding sheep
The Nokia Lumia 800 big firmware update rolled out in a Singapore test run already, and users reported almost tripling their battery life, meaning there must have been quite the leakage before.

The update is now reported rolling in Germany, under the same 12070 codename, and ahead of the April 18 schedule. It seems that it will be coming out in batches for different regions.

Besides today, the update will be released also on April 4 and April 11, then on April 18 it should have blanketed all markets where the Nokia Lumia 800 is sold officially. As per Nokia itself:
Besides 25-30 hours of battery life with heavy usage, the update brings better base sounds for improved call quality and the soft keys illuminate at all brightness levels now. The Wi-Fi tethering update will be out at a later date, say the Finns.

source: Nokia

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1450 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.8



10. shubhamsri007

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

nokia is famous for its battery lyf.... and i think tats why they donot manufature droids. 30 hrs of heavy usages means massive.... no competition

9. Karan_Malhotra

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

25- 30 hours of heave usage....its way more than the droids.....many would by these lumia 800 only for their battery life.....good job nokia

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

30 hrs with heavy usage? thats a great selling point. wow.

7. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

updated some 3 wks or so ago if its the same 12070 for singapore handsets, battery does improve a good deal, not that significantly tho....

6. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Now this is called support, other companies should act like nokia.

5. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

what is base sound?!!!! it must be bass -correct that typo

4. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Widows isn't great at the moment but give the another year and they will be up there rubbing shoulders with the big boys

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I must see if my lumia has this update not that i actually use it much to know what the battery life is,wp are just not great at all

2. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Nokia are going from strength to strength can't wait for the Nokia Lumia 900 in uk.

1. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

From here, I fervently hope, it can only get better! Go Nokia 2012! Go Mr. Damian Dinning for Nokia President 2012!

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