Nokia’s Lumia 800 has been fighting its own demons when it comes to the phone’s battery performance, and it seems that Nokia’s been trying to fix the issue ever since the handset debuted. We heard about the phone’s 11500 update in January, which was supposed to remedy the situation, but it remained. More recently, we’ve looked to the phone’s 12070 update for salvation, announced earlier this month. We heard about some tales of the update’s availability early-on, but Nokia’s largely been sitting on it, waiting for April 18 to start sending it out. Thankfully, the company’s decided to jump the gun a bit, and 12070 is on its way out, starting today.
The first wave of users receiving 12070 updates on their 800s should start seeing them arrive today. Nokia will pace things out over the next several weeks, looking to hit everyone it can by the end of April.
It sounds hard to believe, but Nokia’s claiming the 800 will end up with a battery life that’s nearly triple what users have been seeing so far. Your results may vary, but be ready for a big improvement. Other changes in this update include audio improvements and some smaller bugfixes.