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Old 01-02-2010, 08:17 AM
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The Nokia N97 gets v21 and further tweaks

Well, it missed the original rumoured deadline (last Thursday), but it's here now - v21 firmware for the Nokia N97 (classic), available via NSU as a 143MB download, featuring 'better call reliability and smoother touchscreen scrolling'. Comments welcome if you can add to the brief changelog/overview below. In view of the limited free space on disk C:, see below for my installation recommendations.

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Old 01-02-2010, 08:31 AM
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Steve, could you check if the newest maps are already in ROM?
Thanks.
BTW 5mb of RAM more seems pretty good .

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Any chance of something like this coming to the mini as well soon??

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Old 01-02-2010, 09:00 AM
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BTW 5mb of RAM more seems pretty good .
Yes. That's like more than 10%..

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It makes no sense to put maps in ROM, because it is something that you expect to be updated regularly - more often than mature firmware. If it were in ROM, then as soon as you get the first update you will have a redundant set wasting in ROM and a downloaded one anyway. Makes more sense just to occupy the one place.

5MB is a very good improvement if you bear in mind that Symbian can do a lot more with 5MB than other OS.

Nokia seem to have been mobilised, a lot more happening these days.

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Old 01-02-2010, 09:30 AM
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It makes no sense to put maps in ROM, because it is something that you expect to be updated regularly - more often than mature firmware. If it were in ROM, then as soon as you get the first update you will have a redundant set wasting in ROM and a downloaded one anyway. Makes more sense just to occupy the one place.
It's illogical to leave old version of the maps in the ROM. What for??
This way we HAVE to install new/ free maps and we have to sacrifice space from C:. If new maps were already in the ROM, I would have a choice to install any new update if I would want to.

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Old 01-02-2010, 09:42 AM
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It's illogical to leave old version of the maps in the ROM. What for??
This way we HAVE to install new/ free maps and we have to sacrifice space from C:. If new maps were already in the ROM, I would have a choice to install any new update if I would want to.
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makes no sense to put maps in ROM, because it is something that you expect to be updated regularly - more often than mature firmware. If it were in ROM, then as soon as you get the first update you will have a redundant set wasting in ROM and a downloaded one anyway. Makes more sense just to occupy the one place.
The best thing would be to not have it in the ROM at all, and to give the space saved to C drive. That ways the space can be used to always install the latest version

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Old 01-02-2010, 10:02 AM
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Red face no surprise ..

no update for asian codes yet :(

Correction : its now Feb 2 here .. and all is well at least using a Singapore code gets me the update.

it was 151MB for my update.

Just a quick reminder .. use NSU and not Ovi Suite to check / update

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Nseries 2 theme

After i isntalled the update, my theme (NSeries2) has changed from grey to black. Am I the only one? Maybe there was corruption or something

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Old 01-02-2010, 10:33 AM
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Here is my unofficial changelog *please read*

The unofficial changelog

-Homescreen loads faster

-Auto-rotation is much more snappy

-Overall the device is faster

-Not much visible improvements in the music app so far as well as the video player

- Photo viewing and flicking through photos is quicker

-No visible changes in the Settings

-Applications in general load quicker

-Web browser loads pages more quicker

The unofficial bug list

-Kinetic scrolling has degraded in places like the *Calender app or Settings*

-Music Application still has a bug *Playing a music and sliding out the keyboard then pressing the down button is supposed to turn down the volume but instead it restarts the music, same applies for the up button*

-When typing fast on dialpad, it lags
-Kinetic scrolling is actually slower and choppier, it has degraded

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Yes, but when to we actually get it!

V21 may be "available" but on past form it will be months until it actually arrives for UK phons. Oh, and Maps 3.3 won't install - just gives an install failed message on V20. Ho hum. Another moment of frustration and annoyance delivered to you by Nokia!

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first thing after an update is faster web browser and i like it..rest of the improvements have been mentioned

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V21 may be "available" but on past form it will be months until it actually arrives for UK phons. Oh, and Maps 3.3 won't install - just gives an install failed message on V20. Ho hum. Another moment of frustration and annoyance delivered to you by Nokia!
What UK phones? Mine upgrades immediately the fw is released. And no problems loading installing maps here.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:48 PM
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I have had no problem installing maps 3.3 on FW 2.0, worked like a charm. And maybe you should bash your Telco for being so late with customized FW instead of Nokia.

I got a Vodafone branded phone in the Netherlands, unbranded it do be independent of Vodafone and now have the v2.1 fw... so...

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Old 01-02-2010, 12:59 PM
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No update yet for the last batch of UK Sim Free phones (0585162)

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Latest available software for Nokia N97, product code 0585162
Version: 20.0.019
Checked via Ovi, Nokia Software Updater and OTA just in case.

Currently running 20.0.19, and on my recent format I had 56Mb free on C: so don't know if this update takes something away or installs extra rubbish. Why they can't leave Qik and Boingo as seperate apps I don't know.

Where does the update install Quick Office? And is it the latest version or do I need to use C: drive space downloading the version 6 update again! (When I get to update my phone that is! )
 

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