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Nokia N900 gets major firmware update (Maemo 5 PR1.1)

What Mobile
January 14, 2010

One of the many updates is full compatibility with the USIM cards used by 3, meaning the N900 can now be used by all 3 users.

Other highlights include:

  • Support for Microsoft Exchange 2003.
  • Improvements in graphic performance.
  • Lower RAM consumption when recording video.
  • Email improvements with large mailboxes.
  • Ovi Maps improvements with better searching and route calculation.
  • Bluetooth file transfer progress indication.
  • Wi-Fi stability improvements.
  • New voicemail shortcut.
  • Audio/Video sync fix for video files.
  • Improved charging via PC powered USB charging.
  • Content copier of PC Suite enabled.
  • Improved thumbnails in image viewer.
  • Dialer now accepts SS (3GPP TS 22.030) dial strings including *#06# for IMEI display.

 

A detailed changelog is now available, or you can view a simplified summary here.

The update can be performed over the air (OTA) as long as you have a recent firmware build that supports the feature (such as the recent PR1.0.1 update). Otherwise updating is possible via USB and a computer.

More info: www.maemo.org

 

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