Nokia has begun rolling out a software update to fix niggly battery problems with the Lumia 800 smartphone and improve the handset's Wi-Fi connectivity.
Since dropping late last year, Nokia’s flagship phone for 2011 has been plagued with battery longevity issues - as a welter of posts on user forums testify. Among complaints from the Nok-Nok army was that the phone offered just two hours of life on a full charge, while others claimed up to two-thirds of their juice disappeared overnight when the phone was in standby mode.
The Finnish phone-maker initially issued a patch to tackle the recharging problem in early December and announced plans to make another, more extensive fix available in January.
The good news is that the mooted second patch is now here and is being rolled out as we speak. However, before you get too excited, according to a post on the official Nokia Conversations blog, the update will be staggered over the next two weeks to minimise potential problems, so you may be waiting a while yet.
Nokia blogger Ian Delaney stated: “The update will not be delivered to every Lumia 800 simultaneously, but rather will be staggered over the next two weeks through Microsoft’s standard update process.
“This helps each owner gets the update without any hitches. Around half of owners will get the update in the next seven days, with the remainder over the following seven days.”
The update upgrades users to the snappily titled version 1600.2483.8106.11500 of the Lumia 800's software, with owners notified of its availability by a message on their phone.