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N900 to receive updated firmware soon

N900 to receive updated firmware soon

A press release on the Nokia Conversations website has broken the news that the N900 is to be updated with new firmware for the first time in the next few weeks.

Some N900 customers in certain regions around the world have already been able to download the update and Nokia has promised that it will make the firmware available in every country in which the phone is on sale.

Customers have the option of downloading the firmware to their computers and using the Nokia Software suite to update their phone via USB.

This is a slightly more complex alternative to the method most will use, which is a wireless update that should give N900 owners the option to download and install the package as soon as it is made available in the UK.

Although any software update is to be welcomed, the first N900 release contains minimal changes, with its main purpose being the enabling of Ovi Store access on the N900.

Because the Maemo platform that the N900 runs differs from the Symbian S60 software used by Nokia's other smartphones with Ovi Store access, Nokia has had to create an area of the service that was specifically made for the sale and download of Maemo-based applications.

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