Nokia has finally pushed out the update for the Lumia 800, apparently fixing a number of issues which have been bugging the handset since its launch. The new update going by the number 1600.2487.8107.12070 brings fixes for battery life, backlight issues and a number of new camera modes.
The new camera modes are clearly the highlight of the update, which brings Smart group shots, Panorama mode, Timer mode and an Action mode. Battery life has also reportedly improved. As was reported earlier, many users of the Lumia 800 had complained that the device showed lesser battery capacity than was advertised. Nokia had at the time issued a statement that a fix was in the works ‘soon’, but it is only now that the issue has been fully addressed. This update has currently been released only in Singapore, but is expected to begin rolling out to the rest of the world in the coming days. Early adopters are already reporting improved battery life and resolution of the backlight issue which had plagued the device.
Nokia has also announced that its flagship event, Nokia World 2012 will be coming to Finland this year for the first time and will be held on September 25-26th. Excitement for the event is already on the rise due to recent Nokia announcements, especially the PureView technology it has incorporated in the Nokia 808 which comes with a 41 MP camera. Analysts are also predicting a host of new powerful Lumia phones at the event since it is quite close to the Windows Phone Apollo release, along with a possible Nokia tablet.
In other news, analysts have now delved into the secret behind the stunning screens in the HTC One X and One S. As it turns out, analysis has revealed that the HTC One X features the same AH-IPS screen in the LG Optimus 4X HD, which is also another device with a stunning display. On the other hand, the HTC One S features a Super AMOLED display with a regular PenTile RGB matrix. However, HTC has designed the display in such a way that the display quality is much superior to regular PenTile screens. GSMARENA reports that the screen on the One S suffers from none of the dottiness issues usually associated with such screens. As has been noted earlier, the One X features an HD display of 1280×720 resolution, whereas the One S features a qHD screen of 960×540 resolution.