Yes fellow Nokia Addict’s as of 10 minutes ago we have the NEW v21.0.025 Firmware. After some technical jiggery-pokery the NSU gave me this :
Now the firmware is on my phone and I’m having a damned good look around to try and build an unofficial changelog. First impressions are not bad at all, things that I’ve noticed thus far :-
1. Quicker booting up – It seems to let you ‘take control’ a lot quicker than before.
2. As mentioned before you can make the menu button ‘breathe’ when the phone is in standby. It will flash twice if there is a missed call, message or email.
3. Music Player is showing BIG cover art – something that annoyed me in V20 was the fact the cover art was shrunk.
4. No longer switches predictive text off after you’ve used the Full Screen QWERTY keyboard and gone back to the regular keypad.
5. ‘Applications’ has been renamed ‘Apps’ – ‘Music Player’ is now ‘Music plyr.’ (These could be due to it using HK firmware?!)
6. Still no Widgety goodness on the home screen – it’s as it was in V20.
7. Web Browser isn’t working!!! I will try doing a hard reset I think.
8. Camera wise, there doesn’t seem to be any image improvements IMO – but it seems to work a little bit quicker.
9. Not had chance to test sound through a headset yet – I have personally had issues in V20 with a Stereo Bluetooth Headset so will be interested to check this out.
10. I think the handwriting recognition is improved – I’ve not used this much, but it seems better.
11. During text entry pressing ‘*’ key brings up a fullscreen selection of characters.
Yep – the web browser WAS broken – a hard reset (undoing all of the UDP) – fixed it though.
I must say the phone is noticeably ‘snappier’, the Theme Effects seem quicker, as does the screen rotate. I’ll post screen grabs later.
Any questions and stuff you want me to test out then please comment.