Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through Amazon Wireless recent anti-iPhone strategy, by dropping the price of the Galaxy S III in half on iPhone launch day. We later talk about the Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade details, which are set for next month. We then go through Google’s anti-iPhone strategy by offering free public Wi-Fi through Boingo starting today and until the month ends, exclusively for Android customers. Then it’s Nokia-Windows Phone time as we talk about Nokia’s Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade plans for current Lumia [...]
A Windows Phone update should land shortly for Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 devices as promised earlier by the manufacturer. The targeted release date for these updates should be today as it is scheduled to go out “globally from June 27th in a phased update through Zune”.
You can check on the update to see the status by following the link below. It gives you detailed information pe region (and we checked, for the moment all the statuses are “waiting for approval” but this should change soon).
As a reminder, the refresh should bring three important [...]
Owners of the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800c (which is the Chinese version) will definitely get the Internet Sharing option — that is tethering — in the next update which seems to be Tango, aka Windows Phone 7.5 refresh.
According to reports, NaviFirm is now listing localized versions of the update for the aforementioned devices, meaning that the roll-out should start soon. In addition to the platform refresh and Internet Sharing there are also add-on apps like Sportstracker, News and Creative Studio. So far Belgium, the Netherlands and Vietnam seem to have the [...]
After a crucial decision to turn to Windows Phone as principal smartphone strategy, Nokia’s Windows Phones have been on sale in Europe since the end of last year. “No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone,” a European carrier’s executive in charge of mobile devices said.
This is a huge problem Nokia is facing and European carriers believe Nokia has failed to challenge the dominating competitors, Google and Apple. “If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell”, said [...]
A select few Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 units were shipped with unlocked Qualcomm bootloaders instead of the locked Nokia versions, according to reports.
When a device with such an unlocked bootloader was connected to a Linux computer a Qualcomm storage device popped up, basically allowing full reads and writes to the NAND. “That means you can actually write data to the device, allowing custom ROMs and more”, like interop unlocked ones. Of course, there are risks of bricking your phone which would not be covered by warranty. However, if you are interested in the [...]
Last time we looked, Nokia Music was updated to version 2.0 with UI and audio improvements. This time around, the application has been updated to version 2.1.
The changelog includes general improvements in performance and responsiveness, Nokia Music Unlimited (only available in selected countries and on certain devices) as well as controls for shuffle and repeat in the music player. If you have a Nokia Windows Phone and you use the application you might want to consult your Marketplace on the device for the refresh.
Source: WindowsPhoneITAVia: WMPowerUser
The same way we heard about Nokia preparing its TV app for Lumia Windows Phones, Nokia Reading will soon make its way into the Marketplace as the Finnish company’s e-book store, as presented at this year’s MWC.
The first country to get it will be Russia with UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain following. If you have a Lumia 610, 700 or 800, you will be able to grab it as a free download (the 900 will have it pre-installed). There will be plenty of free e-books but there will be also an added RSS reader feature that will allow you to pin publications to the home [...]