Nokia N900 1.2 update rolling out soon, is it enough?
Great, just as I am getting ready to leave town for over a week on a cruise with my wonderful wife of 17 years Nokia goes and decides to release the N900 version 1.2 firmware update. The update is rolling out in the UK today and starts globally tomorrow. Unfortunately, I will not be able to provide you all with an in-depth walk through the update until after I return next week. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what you can expect.
New games will be released, including Jurassic 3D, Rollercoaster, Angry Birds level pack, and more. These games will show up in the Ovi Store after Thursday, 27 May.
You will also see some improvements in the communication systems. You will be able to accept or decline meeting invitations. Facebook IM chat will be included, along with some kind of video calling capability (not sure what client is being used here) via Skype as Jason tested out and confirmed. Portrait web browsing is included. There is also an Ovi Maps update and I sure hope it gives us a MUCH improved experience because it is quite lame at the moment.
Thankfully, you will also find the ability to customize the first level of the menu system icons.
Several of these updates are things we have been able to do with kludgy fixes so it is nice to see a single update incorporate these capabilities.
Here is my list of things I want to see improved in the N900 and I have no idea if this update will address any of them as details still are not fully revealed:
- Improved email client that more closely matches other smartphones
- Ability to send text messages in portrait mode with the on-screen keyboard
- Ability to organize application icons/shortcuts into folders
Are you happy to see this update? What is the biggest feature you were looking forward to? What else would you like to see before Nokia abandons Maemo and switches to Meego?