Nokia has rolled out a new update for its Lumia 800 Windows Phone handset in efforts to quell users’ angry complaints on the phone’s below par battery life, which contradicts with the company’s official ratings.
The Finnish phone maker released its third software update, version 1600.2487.8107.12070, for the Nokia Lumia 800 WP7 smartphone, carrying “significant improvements” in battery performance and power management.
The update arrived ahead of its original target date, April 18.
The company posted on Nokia Conversations, saying, “We’ve heard your feedback and comments: better battery performance is what you really want. And that’s exactly what you’ll get. We put the software through rigorous tests, and what came out was an update that shows significant improvements in battery life, whether it’s for talk time in 3G networks, browsing over WiFi, music playback, or simply, the overall usage time.”
Alongside boosts in battery performance, the update also enhances bass audio quality and makes sure that soft keys now light up at the brightness level settings.
Nokia added that it will incorporate several new features in upcoming software updates, including support for Wi-Fi tethering.
The next rollout for this software update will be in sequential phases on April 4, 11 and 18.
Source: Nokia Conversations