The new Firmware brings speed improvements, new features and bug fixes
The Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has just released a firmware update for one of the most popular handsets on the market right now, the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music. According to the news on the Web, the phone's software has been brought to version 18.104.22.168, and it is available through the Nokia Software Updater.
For the time being, there is no official word on what the firmware update consists of, yet some changes that it might include should be a smoother general operation coupled with faster screen rotations, while the playback of videos goes much better than before, especially when it comes to YouTube content, making the 5800 almost as good as a dedicated client for YouTube. Other improvements brought by the firmware version 22.214.171.124 include new search capabilities, meaning that the 'Search' on the standby screen does not perform the operation on the phone's content only, but goes on the Internet as well. The new software update is also reported to come with the usual series of bug fixes. Users who would like to update their devices to the latest firmware version can do so either via a PC Suite or through an over-the-air (OTA) update. A 3G or a WiFi data connection would provide better speed, more stability and reliability.
Since the Nokia 5800 features data preservation capabilities, users should be able to find all their personal info in its place after the process in completed, yet making a data backup before proceeding with the update won't hurt anyone. Those who would like to perform the update over-the-air should access the dialer on their homescreen and then enter *#0000#. The device update screen will show after this, offering information on the currently running version of the firmware. The update can then be performed via the 'Check for updates' option in the menu. Those willing to make the update through the Nokia Software Updater should go to the company's site.