The first big Nokia N8 firmware update demoed on video

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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N8
  • Display 3.5" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(5.83h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. Saur unregistered

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

2. dan_md

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

3. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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!

4. bad_guy unregistered

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

5. ps unregistered

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

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.

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

10. hmmm unregistered

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

11. ankit patidar unregistered

need flash player upgrade version

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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