Nokia Lumia 800 gets second battery related software update, plus an update to Windows Phone 8107

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Two software updates are being pushed out to owners of the Nokia Lumia 800. First, there’s a battery related software update that fixes issues that several Lumia 800 units have been experiencing. It’s the second part of a two part software update that Nokia promised they’d roll out back in late November. We’re impressed that Nokia actually managed to stick to their word and release these updates on time. As for the second software update, it’s related to Windows Phone. Microsoft recently announced Windows Phone 7.5 Mango build 8107 and it fixes some issues relating to syncing with Google’s email service, issues with the on screen keyboard disappearing at seemingly random times, and something to do with voicemail … people still use voicemail? To get both of these updates you’ll have to connect your Lumia 800 to either your Mac or your PC and have the appropriate desktop client installed. This writer is currently reviewing the Lumia 800 and updated his Lumia 800 to Windows Phone build 8107 with no issues.

While we’re on the topic of updates, we’d like to point out that even though Windows Phone has been pretty good regarding regular software updates, it somehow remains the last mobile operating system on the planet to require a connection to a computer to do the dirty deed of upgrading to the latest bits. To be fair iOS needed to be tethered to be updated for quite a long time. It was only with the release of iOS 5 back in October of last year that things changed. Meanwhile Android has been getting over the air updates since the platform’s inception, though Symbian has been getting over the air updates before Android even launched.

Anyway, that’s just a minor niggle. We’ll likely see this be addressed by the end of the year with either Tango or Apollo, the next two versions of Windows Phone.

  • Anonymous

    Symbian is still far better than Windows OS….or any other OS… Its simple and easy to use with all the required features…..

    • Anonymous

      Uh…no

    • mlewis

      Apparently you’ve never used windows phone for any respectable amount of time.

    • Richard Curran

      ball locks… 

  • Chris P

    Hi man, I think you are wrong Windows Phone 7 does do OTA updates..

  • Curr946

    Well did my update today (wasn’t having battery issues) and the lights behind the touch pad/buttons at the bottom no longer light up when the phone is in use. They do flash when you turn the phone on and lock the screen (gee thanks) none the less this might save battery but I find the back light useful so restoring the phone back to the way it was using Zune. Shame… So bug or not?

    • earl

      it happened to my phone to. any solution other than restoring it back? i really want to update my phone

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