Sunday, 30 May 2010

Updating the N900 to PR1.2

I have just completed updating my Nokia N900 to PR1.2. The update was very smooth. I just went into the App manager, tapped on the update icon, and around 130MB later, it was installed. The aspects of the upgrade I have already noticed is:
  • GPS is faster and Ovi Maps has a better interface
  • Browser has portrait mode switched on and working
  • You can choose to only SMS mobile numbers
  • Things start up and multi-task faster
  • I had it multi-tasking 17 different tasks, and there was little slowdown, and must faster swap between them
Ax has also upgraded his N900, but for some reason, he had to do it via the Nokia PC Suite. He also had to re-install his applications, whereas my installation was smooth, with no noticeable corruption of data or applications.

Lastly, it appears that the N900 is finally being sold in Australia - well at least by the Optus carrier.
Optus offering N900

Here is the new kernel, as well as some screenshots:

BusyBox v1.10.2 (Debian built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

mullen:~# uname -a
Linux mullen 2.6.28-omap1 #1 PREEMPT Thu Apr 15 09:47:09 EEST 2010 armv7l unknown

N900 Desktop 1 PR 1.2Desktop #1

N900 Desktop 2 PR 1.2Desktop #2 - With "living" wallpaper (this one actually drips with the code)

N900 Desktop 3 PR 1.2Desktop #3

N900 Desktop 4 PR 1.2Desktop #4

N900 Application List PR 1.2Application List

N900 About Product PR 1.2"About product" page

N900 Ovi Maps PR 1.2Ovi Maps new interface

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