Nokia N900 update 1.2 now available in the US

Nokia N900 update 1.2 now available in the USI mentioned yesterday that the 1.2 update was rolling out in the UK for the Nokia N900, but that I was leaving on vacation so I didn’t think I would get it. I am leaving in a couple of hours, but saw the update appear on my N900 so I couldn’t resist updating my device. I did get a low memory available error, but simply turned off all my application catalogs (except for Nokia), restarted, and the update was applied. I like to live dangerously and did not create a backup first, as prompted, and just went for it with the update. It took about 10 minutes in total time to update my Nokia N900, but my device is now update and reads Version 10.2010.19-1.002.

I have only spent a couple of minutes with it, but have the following quick thoughts for you:

  • The custom positioning is not just for the first application screen, but all of your apps appear on the page and there is no longer a More apps 2nd screen. Everything appears on one, but I have not seen anyway to create folders for further organization.
  • The Ovi Maps interface and functionality is MUCH IMPROVED! I like the easy view toggle, much better directions setup interface, walking and driving directions entry screen, and more. I plan to test this out a lot more when I return. We now need offline Ovi Maps support so I can take my N900 when I leave the country.
  • I cannot figure out how to switch to portrait mode in the browser since rotating the display does not seem to do it.

What do you like in the update?


28 Comments to Nokia N900 update 1.2 now available in the US

May 26, 2010

You have to enable rotation in the web browser settings and you have to have the keyboard closed for it to work.

May 27, 2010

Make sure you do a FULL BACKUp of your device first.
When you finish updating the N900, Restore it w/ the FULL BACKUp, but make sure you UNCHECK – “SETTINGS” tab.

If you leave the settings tab on when restoring, the N900 will be excessively SLUGGISH.

ramo tadab
May 27, 2010

hey bro how do u access the web browser settings? i am trying to find it but i cant. thanks

May 27, 2010

i did update my n900 and where is all that new stuff new games and the rest it is not there ?
an i thought that ovi will work on n900 after update but when i connect it says device not supported

May 27, 2010

@ramo tadab- Open your browser. At the top of the screen, click the menu bar, just to the left of the “x” to close the browser. After clicking this, a drop down menu will appear, click on “settings.” There will be an option for auto-rotation. Another browser feature that changed is the back button. When clicking, it goes to the last visited page. If you want to see the visual browsing history, click and hold the back button.

May 27, 2010

I have some problem with the new update:
First,after update,I go on conservation to chat with my friends on yahoo like former times but when i clicked to new IM,the screen didnt display a friend list in stead that norified “No contacts”.
Second,i went on Ovi store but I havent seen any new games or apps….
Please tell me why,thanks….

May 27, 2010

The new games will be released sometime in the next week. They weren’t released with the 1.2 update. As for the IMing, I haven’t tried any of that yet so I can’t help.

May 28, 2010

Thanks for responsing to my question…:(…Its said that i can check my friends who is online or not…Anh one more thing,too….My Qstardict didnt work anymore….Even i tried to type simple worlds but the list was empty :(….Sorry for my confined knowlegde about this but I have no idea about that stuff…Once again,thanks!!!

May 29, 2010

@Daniel: Did you back-up and restore your data (in-place upgrade) or was it a clean install?

If it was a clean install, you’ll need to download the pidgin plugin’s again for your im. Sign in via your login information and it should work like usual.

Cant help you with Qstradict though.

May 30, 2010

@daniel: i have the same problem, when i click on New IM i get ‘No Contacts’ those contacts are actually listed in Contacts (phonebook) now.
i actually like how the old firmware listed my buddy list of the Conversation Service i log into by clicking New IM rather than grouping all into Contacts with my phone contacts, which can get lengthy and messy.

Jose Callejas
May 30, 2010

The video call work well on Skype from n900 to n900 and from n900 to my netbook , videocall work with google video call from n900 to n900 if Skype is disabled.

May 31, 2010

When I capture video and then press “share via service” the media player immediately closes and the screen says “Internal Error Application Media Player Closed” It only does this with videos I record with the n900, it does not do this with movies I imported into it. Not happy :(

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June 1, 2010

i read one n900 owner’s experience. he said he had to delete tuxracer and some other application. i did as he did and tried ota and to my surprise it worked fine.

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June 7, 2010

I haven’t tried updating my N900 yet. Bu t i already downloaded the update 1.2. I want to try flashing it by the use of flasher app. Only my Opera browser is the only browser that i have that supports portrait mode but when i already updated my N900 i can use same feauture on default browser. :-)

June 13, 2010

i did update my n900…..but personally….i wish i didnt..true the ovi maps is better…but i mean…..on always says there are no contacs…even thoguh i chatting with my friends…many apps closs sudenly….and if you go to settings at the bottom there is a (My Nokia)…it only wworked for the first time… it just keeps i cant log in to new IM accounts…i type the email and password…but it just never logs in….i kinda want to restore the old settings…..but i dont know how…..if any one can help me…that would be great…..and thanks :)

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June 29, 2010

Update 1.2 is pretty cool, specially the video chat feature is enhanced, battery life is better than before no ‘more’ option and maps are made easy as of reality check every new thing has got some drawbacks hope nokia come up with fixed bugs in next update and thanks brandon for helping out with the portriat browser..:)

October 5, 2010

Pls can anybody help…i restored my back up for my nokia n900 and after it completed restoring,then it restarted and keeps asking me for a code that i dont know can anybody help me with the unlock code.

October 25, 2010

It’s normally 12345 for nokia devices

July 30, 2011

We found, this problem at the N900.

  1. Cant download app frm 3rd party

  2. Firefox at N900 is so slow and always fail to browse the site@ cant open page or problem downloading pages.

  3. Opera for n900 is looked like it doesnt have an access point or not compatible with the phone access point.

How dare you nokia, saying this fucked n900 is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fools.

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