Nokia Lumia 900 receives a new software update that squashes most of its issues

Nokia Lumia 900 receives a new software update that squashes most of its issues
Still regarded by many as a relevant smartphone across the landscape, despite seeing some new competition from the Android side, the Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T is being treated to yet another software update. Thankfully, this latest one that’s packed to the brim with enhancements aims to squash any of the annoying problems that owners have been experiencing.

Obviously, the update comes forth after Nokia received feedback from owners over the course of the last couple of months. Rightfully so, Nokia has done the right thing by producing this latest one for its highly prized Windows Phone smartphone. With that, it features the following enhancements:

  • Removes purple hue which affected the screen of some devices in low light conditions
  • Improved sensitivity for the proximity sensor
  • Other minor adjustments and enhancements

In order to apply the update, you’ll need to connect the handset to a computer and use the Zune PC software client to install it. Making things even easier, Nokia is kind enough to even provide an accompanying video on how to download and install the update for the Nokia Lumia 900 – plus, there’s another video just for those Mac users out there.

source: Nokia

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I didn't realize there was anything to fix, but updating anyway. Other OEMs could learn from these rapid effective updates

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"I didn't realize there was anything to fix..." "...effective updates"

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

My point was that even though I hadn't noticed an issue they are still releasing an update for it, and one that helps the experience. Unlike other updates I've done or witnessed, which sometimes make the phone less usable or bricks it. As for connecting it to a computer to update, yes it is a slight hassle but what is nice is that the computer will back up the phone automatically before the update, so if something goes wrong its recoverable and/or personal stuff is available if something happens to the phone. As another commented, it is quick and easy to do it, vastly easier than it was for updating my Sensation to ICS (granted that was a full OS update) or my wife's iPhone to each new update to ios.

4. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

Other OEMs don't have that much bugs in their phones.

6. edrich

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I actually lol'd at this.

7. perfectalpha

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

As someone who does tech support for cell phones, you couldn't imagine all the issues these devices are released with. What is more amazing is you wouldn't believe how long it takes for them to get resolved (especially on the Android devices).

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Seems like a lot of work to update the phone. Why don't they just provide the updates OTA?

9. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

That's not how Windows Phone works unfortunately. It's like iOS in that respect, but it isn't really that much work. I plugged in my phone to my computer, Zune opened up by itself and asked me if I wanted to update. That's it.

10. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I understand it's pretty easy, but you shouldn't have to ever connect your phone to a computer. Smartphones are basically the combination of a computer and a phone so why do you need to connect your phone to another computer?

11. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

I know exactly what you're saying and totally agree. Unfortunately that's how Microsoft and Apple run their OS.

5. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

I like that Nokia is definitely improving its handsets and not leaving the consumer out to rot but I didn't hear of anything in this update addressing a camera update. Something the Lumia 900 needs. When I tweeted to @nokiacare they said they are aware of the issue and are working on correcting it. I just hope it doesn't take too long because all the review and tech sites are getting on the Lumia 900 about this issue. It will be good for them and the consumer.

8. scrabble111

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 25, 2011

just finished updating, i dont notice anything new other than the touch sensitive button problems i had which are gone now and i never had the purple keyboard problem, but gonna check out whats new later. other than that, i applaud nokia for the constant updating, and can't wait to see the upcoming future updates.

13. psycmeistr

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

The automatic brightness control is very poor in this update- leaves the display way too dim to be able to easily read. I needed to turn it off and to leave the phone on high brightness full time-

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