Yesterday Nokia announced that the long-awaited update for its Nokia Belle OS (codenamed “Donna”, the last of the Symbian OS updates) that it was now live. While there were updates for all devices running on the Belle OS (such as 603, 700 and 701) but there were extra goodies for those with the 808 PureView.
All Belle devices will have the following updates, many of which have been long-awaited – such as a “new and significantly faster” keyboard (not surprising, considering the poor layout of the older keyboard), updated browser with increased support for HTML5, and a Car Mode. There will also be the Video Pro app bundled in for good measure.
On the other hand, the update pack for the 808 PureView has many improvements mainly in the previously poor Gallery app. For instance, there will be more technical information for the images displayed, such as image resolution, ISO value, white balance setting, exposure time, as well as location. Clicking on the location will pop out Nokia Maps showing the location where the photo was taken. There are also improvements in terms of scrolling and zooming through images, as well as easier and faster sharing images.
As for the camera software itself, there aren’t any other changes except for a reset option in Creative Mode, which restores all shooting settings to default.
The update went live yesterday, but wait! Within hours, the update was pulled, with one Nokia staff citing some issues with it. Unfortunately, as of the time of writing there are no news as to when the update will be up again. We’ll be sure to update when it is up again, but for now, let’s enjoy more of what the 41MP sensor in the 808 PureView can achieve.
(Photo Source: Nokia.com)