Nokia Announces Update For Lumia 710 & 800, New Apps On Their Way

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A few days back, we learned about a leaked T-Mobile screenshot that seemed to foretell the arrival of a software update for Nokia’s Lumia 710, set to start going out yesterday. The release would bring the phone up to Tango, along with finally granting it a WiFi hotspot mode. Now that the date has passed, we haven’t heard any confirmation from users actually getting the update, and now Nokia itself has posted a message that an update for the 710 and 800 will instead start going out to Lumia owners worldwide as of June 27.

According to Nokia’s country-specific update status pages, updates for both phones in the US are still pending carrier approval, but even if the date in that T-Mobile leak was off, it seems to suggest that approval’s been given and we might see at least that update land near the start of Nokia’s push for distribution.

In addition to this update, Nokia is bringing its phones a few new apps. An updated camera app adds new shooting modes, including support for panoramas and a burst mode. There’s also a new app for sharing contacts, one to help monitor your data plan usage, a DLNA streamer, and some Zynga games. Not all will be available straight away, trickling out over the next several weeks.

Source: Nokia
Via: MobileBurn

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