Nokia is prepping a firmware refresh for the Lumia 800 and 710 that’ll bring some new-fangled features to the handsets, including mobile hotspot.
Two small updates will be rolled out for the 800 and the 710 between now and end of July, giving owners the ability to share the phones’ internet connection over Wi-Fi with up to five other devices. A novel ‘flip to silence’ mode is also incoming that will allow users to silence incoming calls by simply placing the phones facing down.
Also on board is support for an array of Nokia’s proprietary software, namely Camera Extras, Counters, Contact share and Play To (DLNA). In case you’re wondering, these enhancements are already available on the Lumia 900 and the 610.
Nokia recently revealed that none of its existing Lumia phones will make the jump to the upcoming Windows Phone 8, which was announced last week. They will instead receive a slimmed down upgrade to version 7.8, much to the disappointment of early adopters, especially owners of the 900, which landed only a few months ago.
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