For a few of your lucky owners of the Nokia N900, Nokia is releasing a new software update this week (UK release today, and global release tomorrow Wednesday, May 26). Version 1.2 (V10.2010.19-1) adds new 3D games, improves email and Facebook Chat and portrait web browsing. To read our review of the Nokia N900 visit: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Nokia-N900.htm
and our video review:
Here is more info on this new software update for the Nokia N900:
First up ? new games join the veritable arcade already on offer in Ovi Store. Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster, Zen-bound, Angry Birds (level pack), Sygic, Kroll, Weatherbug, and GoGadget are all available to keep you entertained. Important to note though that Ovi Store will do a full switchover this week Thursday, May 27, so these games and other for-purchase apps will show up then.
Next are the improvements to communication. Email has been improved with the ability to accept or decline an event invitation right there in your inbox, and Facebook chat has also been bundled in. The release also brings with it video calling, allowing users face-to-face chatting anywhere.
An additional update is portrait browsing on the internet is a-go on the N900. Ovi Maps also gets the update treatment with changes to the UI, improving the experience of finding your way around. And finally, there?s also a change to the menu system UI with the first level now customisable.
Nokia also said "although Nokia N900 devices are being used for platform development and testing purposes by those involved in the MeeGo project, we don?t have plans for a full scale commercial MeeGo upgrade on the Nokia N900." But Nokia will continue to support the core Maemo software on the Nokia N900.
In regard to the N900 not getting MeeGo... Sad that Nokia has decided this, but I have no doubt that the super-awesome Maemo community will get a port. And if not, then the community will live on making Maemo a long lasting platform.