Lumia 900 Memory Management and Data Fix Now Availableby Brian Klug on April 13, 2012 7:38 PM EST
A short time after the Lumia 900 went on sale, users started reporting data connectivity issues affecting both 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE on AT&T. Although I didn't encounter these on my review unit, Nokia acknowledged the issue a short time after and stated that an update would be available on April 16th, in addition to a $100 credit through April 21st.
Today, Nokia has beat its own estimates and made the Lumia 900 update available through Zune and the Mac desktop connector for Windows Phone 7. This update resolves the memory management issue that led to intermittent cellular data on the Lumia 900 previously.
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sabot00 - Friday, April 13, 2012 - linkBeat its own estimate by 3 days, this is really welcome over the weekend.
marsovac - Friday, April 13, 2012 - linkAcknowledges and fixes in a few days, 3 days before estimate...
I remember Apple and the Phone 4 signal issue when holding it around:
Day1: "You are holding it wrong"
Month 2: "We will fix it"
Month 4: "Reworks algorithm that display more signal for the same amount"
leexgx - Friday, April 13, 2012 - link""Reworks algorithm that display more signal for the same amount""
the did not do that at all they in fact did the reverse, they spread the signal bars they way it should be done
not that the above Fixed the issues with the antenna gate issue (fix for that is the a phone case as you cant bridge the gap on the phone with the case fitted)
what it does do is give you an good overview of your signal and shows how bad the signal is where you are instead of lie-ing about good signal, as 4 and 5 bars did before (Android really need to do it as well use the iPhone layout but start from the second iPhone bar as Android only has 4 bars, use the no bars for -108 or lower signal)
leexgx - Friday, April 13, 2012 - linkthat was an mess that post i blame the keyboard as its not my pc i am at (but you get the point about the signal bars now been spread out now on iPhone if Android would do it so signal bars are correctly shown that be useful)
that link in it self explains it all
Impulses - Friday, April 13, 2012 - linkNow that's quality service...
tipoo - Friday, April 13, 2012 - linkSo there's a software fix, AND they give back $100? That is some awesome support, Nokia. Must be the best essentially free smartphone (well, on contract, but still) out there for those who got it. Much better handled than any such problem, naming no names, in recent memory.
bull2760 - Saturday, April 14, 2012 - linkLove my 900, only gripe I have is the camera, not sure if it's the optics or software interface but pictures are not as good as my iPhone 4. Now the UI is by far the best of any mobile OS out there, never hiccups, studders, or crashes, just runs silky smooth. Where this OS shines is communication, it's the biggest separator pitting it against IOS and Android. All my FB, LinkedIn, and twitter updates are done directly through contacts. If one of my friends posts an update on FB I see it in the contacts list. No need to install FB app, post a reply, post a status update whatever you want, right through your contacts, love this feature. Move over android there is a new Sherif in town for mobile OS's it is wp7.5, if you haven't looked at it yet, I highly recommend you do.
tipoo - Sunday, April 15, 2012 - linkIt does seem strange, Nokia was always at the forefront of phone camera quality. Maybe they haven't optimized the software around WP7 yet, or maybe its because they don't have free reign over the SoC, or maybe its just plain old cost constraint.
babstra - Sunday, April 15, 2012 - linkyeah, very weird for a nokia cam. the pictures I've seen look like there's something wrong with the camera software? I wouldn't be surprised if the white balance problems disappeared after some future update...
tipoo - Sunday, April 15, 2012 - linkThey did increase the image quality in the 800 with a software update, its possible they could do it further. Maybe its just optimizing in the new OS.