Owners of the N9 will be happy to know the new MeeGo update is rolling out as planned. This update (version 20.2011.40-4) ushers in a bunch of neat additions including NFC tag reading, enhanced music controls, a Swype keyboard, and a few other noteworthy features described below:
- NFC tag reading to instantly interact with NFC tags
- Music controls on lock screen
- Photo and video shooting with color filters: black & white, sepia, vivid, negative, solarize
- More powerful multitasking with improved memory handling
- Swype for fast typing
- Faster MfE synch, synchronizing only active folders
- Noise cancellation reduces background noise so that your friends hear you better
- Close apps easily with swiping down, now on by default
- New indicators for standby screen like charging and calendar etc.
As an owner of a Nexus S 4G I can vouch on the coolness of NFC, with my daily use of the magic that is Google Wallet. NFC tagging is a nice addition for those out there toting an N9, because it allows consumers to scan merchandise and send money to other phones. This upgrade is great, but this may be all for naught as the MeeGo OS remains in purgatory thanks to Nokia joining forces with Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Windows Phone.
[via The Verge]