Nokia N86 Firmware Updated To v20.115

1. October 2009 at 03:48

Nokia has released a new firmware for the Nokia N86 8MP taking it up to v20.115. You can update your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air) by simply typing *#0000# on your homescreen and selecting check for updates or via NSU (Nokia Software Updater). The update includes major camera improvements and various bug fixes. Although the Nokia N86 supports UDP (User Data Preservation), we still recommend you do a full backup to ensure you do not lose any data. Check out the full changelog after the jump…

Nokia N86 8MP v20.115 Changelog:

Camera improvements:

  • Improved still image quality
  • Improved video quality
  • Face detection added
  • Red-eye removal added (Nokia note: “this is image processing which removes the red-eye. You need to be in red-eye reduction flash mode for it to be operational. Other flash modes it is disabled as there is a small shot to shot impact due to the extra image processing.”)
  • New focus point indication – this shows where in the scene the camera is focussing
  • Improved Close-up focus (Nokia note: “As a result you will find in most situations you can focus much closer than before. The new focus point indication will also help in confirming which part of your subject is used for critical focus checking”)
  • Face detection is indicated by a yellow square

Bug fixes to the following applications:

  • Web
  • Music Store Client
  • Real Player
  • Ovi Maps (including faster calibration of the digital compass)
  • Here & Now
  • N-Gage Client
  • Nokia Messaging

The following has also been added in the update:

  • Automatic VoIP re-registration.
  • Ovi Chat shortcut on the homescreen
  • A new Ovi services splash screen
  • An Ovi Store client (although it is quite buggy; selections from the Options menu are problematic)
  • An initial option to check for software updates when a customer first boots up the phone
  • In addition, there’s more free space on C: (around 70MB when you start fresh), there’s also more free RAM (around 65MB) after booting and the N86 feels faster

Source: AllAboutSymbian