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

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:03

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...

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posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:10 5

1. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:30 6

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

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

"...effective updates"

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 10:47

12. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 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.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:32 2

4. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

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

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:47 3

6. edrich (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

I actually lol'd at this.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 15:45 3

7. perfectalpha (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Dec 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).

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:28 1

2. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 21:56 2

9. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 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.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 23:44 1

10. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 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?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 09:10 1

11. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:32 3

5. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 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.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 15:47 4

8. scrabble111 (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Apr 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.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 13:24

13. psycmeistr (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jun 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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