Long time Nokia fanbois and fangirls know that Nokia’s Nseries devices pack the latest hardware and software inside, albeit at the cost of some instability, while the Eseries packs the hardware and software from the previous generation, but thankfully has been matured and made highly stable, and finally the numbered devices, 6220 Classic for example, are tried and tested and practically bulletproof. As time goes on however, the Nseries appears to be getting more and more buggy, prompting a mobile shop owner who prefers to remain anonymous to say:
“I’ve found myself advising customers to wait three to four months from a [high-end] N-Series handset’s initial release before purchasing, as we expect all of them to have flaws in the original release.”
I’ve personally jumped back and forth, starting with a Nokia E61, then getting a N95, then E61i, then N82, and now I’m using an E71. Nothing in today’s Nseries lineup excites me. But back to software stability: one thing I can depend on is quick software updates that fix any bugs I may run into. The imported models I used to purchase were usually Finnish, and now living in Finland I obviously get Finnish models. Nokia smartphone buyers in the UK however have to wait a few more weeks for their software updates. What does Nokia UK have to say about this?
“The team are working hard to speed up the process and ensure consumers in the UK and around the rest of the world can get all software updates as soon as possible.”
A typical recycled and well rehearsed public relations line. The UK has it bad, the USA is the worst however. Software updates usually don’t even come out for American variants.
What’s up Nokia, isn’t the Nseries supposed to be your premium brand? The Ferrari of your device lineup?
[Via: The Guardian]