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N96’s firmware gets an overhaul, Reving at V20.050 Now avaiable for Indian Product Codes

1-copy1The old king of Nokia’s present lineup got some new clothes today. Nokia rolled out a Firmware update for the N96 today taking its firmware to V 20.050. The update at present does not seem to be available for Indian product codes so guess those in India have to wait a little longer.

The firmware incorporates standby email plug in to show your emails on the standby screen, Audio Themes have been added and so has been the menu to manage the slide. The firmware also brings some bug fixes and battery management.

The full change log is as follows
Email:
Nokia Email client and Mail for Exchange (MfE) preloaded (User will install and configure email clients with the help of Settings Wizard)
Settings Wizard 5.0: offers improvements for Nokia Email and MfE setup
Active Standby Email Plug-in: showing new email messages on Active Standby screen

Look & Feel:
Support for Audio Themes: configurable sounds for various events e.g. opening/closing slide, battery low etc
Setting to allow a slideshow to be used as wallpaper
Slide handling: Setting to allow user to configure effect opening/closing the slide has on a call and keylock

Others:
WiFi Protected Setup is now supported, allowing simplified setup of WLAN security with a supported WLAN access point
Support of IAD (Independent Application Delivery): Allows certain applications to be updated independently over the air.

IMPROVEMENTS
Correction for occasional CMLA (Content Management License Administrator) certificate corruption. (These certificates are needed for e.g. Mobile TV and N-Gage license purchases)
Energy management
Shorter lights/screen timeout when lockswitch activated. Backlight dims as soon as keylock is enabled.
Media Keys surrounding the rocker key lit only if a media application is open
Right Softkey changed from “Hide” to “Exit” for Music Player for EM savings

Photos/Camera/Imaging:
A number of improvements made to the Camera image quality
The device SW version information is now stored in the image MetaData
Default recording quality for video is changed from ‘TV normal’ to TV high’
Noise reduction of recorded videos

Media/DRM:
New version of Music player: Performance and “Comes With Music”-related improvements
FlashLite update for improved YouTube compatibility – improvements in rendering of Flash Video
General Media player &streaming related usability & performance improvements
OMA DRM v2 content can use device clock if no secure clock (i.e. NITZ) is available

Browser:
Empty bookmark folders removed from Browser bookmarks (i.e. the “Download…” folders)
Link to Ovi.mobi is included in Browser bookmarks

Others:
Vibra enabled when charging
When gaming in landscape mode, stereo audio will be played through correct speakers
Updated Themes
Slide triggered keyguard activation: When closing the slide, pressing any key within 2 seconds will result in keylock not being activated
Several error corrections based on Care and operator feedback
Several application baseline updates

Waiting for the update to be available for my product code to check out the changes.

Even though N96 has User Data Preservation still  do to backup your data before update as precaution is the best cure

PS: The Update is now available for Indian Product codes and is around 10MB if you update via OTA, must add OTA update was a breeze with the 3.5 HSDPA connection from BSNL

Via: The Symbain Blog

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