Monday, November 28, 2011

Is this PR1.2 for the Nokia N950 ?

We have previously seen PR1.2 traipsing around in China for the Nokia N9 but here we have screenshots of PR1.2 for the Nokia N950.
Are they real ? Fake ? No idea but they have got my mouth watering. Check out whats potentially coming:
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In the handling of applications Added a button to manage applications 
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The interface now separates the camera flash options
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In the video recording interface separated the icon to turn the LED flash
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The buttons have a new style
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On display there is a new option settings Colour Profile
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Settings Gallery has a new option for face recognition
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The menu to display an image cambiĆ­o color and has a new option “Insert face”
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Enable Landscape Support for Home Screens in Nokia N9


The N950 and the N9, or at least the current software builds, come with landscape mode support enabled in selected applications only. This does not include the "home screens". It is especially inconvenient on the N950 with its hardware keyboard while it is open...

Hopefully Nokia will enable landscape support accross the whole UI in upcoming firmware upgrades.

To get landscape support you have to manually modify the corresponding CSS file. You can do it as follows:
  • launch X-Terminal. If you can't find its icon, you'll need to enable it first by switching on the Developer Mode in Settings / Security
  • type devel-su and then rootme as password to become root
  • type nano /usr/share/themes/base/meegotouch/
  • scroll down until you reach locked-orientation: "portrait"; delete the word portrait & change it to locked-orientation: "";
  • tap the on-screen Ctrl button and then press X on the keyboard
  • confirm that you want to save the file by pressing Y (disable the still pressed on-screen Ctrl button first) and then press Enter
  • reboot the phone.

Enjoy your home screens automatically rotating their orientation!


Nokia to release two Lumia 800 updates to fix battery issue

Lumia 800 is a sophisticated and capable Windows Phone 7 powered smartphone released recently by Nokia. Apparently, some users have started to complain about battery issues with the mobile phone soon after the device hit shelves, and Nokia already kicked off an investigation on the matter.

Nokia has issued the following statement in response to some customers’ questions about the power consumption of their Nokia Lumia devices:

“ We understand that some people have expressed concerns about battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800.  Early investigations show that the majority of people are enjoying the full Nokia Lumia experience without any problems.  A software update in early December will include improvements to power efficiency, while a second update in early January introduces further enhancements to battery life and battery charging.  Both are planned updates and will be made available via Zune.  We recommend that anyone who still has concerns contact local Nokia care representatives at their earliest convenience.”

pre-Alpha Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4 on the Nokia N900

Project NITDroid entered a new stage of development. Talk of our community JumpErr told that on the Nokia N900 running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The video showing the Android ICS running on the N900 but it is very slow.

NITDroid Port:
NITDroid is an Android port for the N900, an Android variant that is currently based on Android Gingerbread 2.3.4. By installing NITDroid, you will have a fully functioning Android OS on your device, apart from voice in calls.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Community SSU 21.2011.38-1Smaemo1 - Stable Version Released

The stable cssu is meant for all those people who didn't want to install the cssu because it happened to break stuff from time to time.
We're trying to achieve an as close to stock maemo experience as possible in terms of stability.

If you've got cssu-testing installed a reflash is needed prior to installing CSSU-stable. It is recommended to have PR 1.3 (20.2010.36) or PR 1.3.1 (21.2011.38) to install CSSU stable.

The stable cssu contains those packages from testing version 16.8 which were deemed stable. Basically nearly everything but modest/tinymail and the camera-ui replacement.

The exact packages + minor changes to those packages can be found on the changelog page for the stable cssu

Since there are most packages from 16.8 it supports most features 16.8 has, nevertheless there is a dedicated page with all supported features listed:

Note: 21.2011.38-1 is the latest official Nokia version. The "S" of "Smaemo1" stands for stable and next of it indicates the Community SSU release version. This string is not edited so the Ovi store doesn't break.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Angry Birds for N900 - Game & All 4 Levels (Download and Play Now)

The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake! Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles. Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Use logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.

Here's the Angry Birds game version 1.4.2 and all full 4 levels deb file for your Maemo powered N900. Download the zip from the link below, unzip, copy all the files to your N900 and install it with App Manager. Any newbie can do it. Enjoy and if you like it or have any questions please leave comments.

Screenshots of the game taken within N900.

Monday, November 21, 2011

New CSSU update for Maemo 5 version 21.2011.38-1Tmaemo1 is out

New Maemo 5 system update version 21.2011.38-1Tmaemo1 is out and you should see it in the Application Manager (if not, try refreshing it). 


* Added Qt DigiNotar blacklists.
* Fixed modest crashes.
* Fixed camera-ui corrupting videos after switching to background while recording.
* Fixed camera-ui overwriting user data.
* Fixed portrait wallpapers in hildon-home.
* CSSU rebased on top of official PR1.3.1 release.

Please note that this is a testing release - that's what the T symbol in the version string stands for. Stable release should follow soon. Keep in mind that changing between stable and testing releases requires a reflash, so if you prefer to eventually have the stable release on your device without having to reflash it, skip this one and wait for the version marked with S in the release string. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ovi Suite finally replaced with Nokia Suite

Nokia has launched its improved Nokia Suite for Windows, replacing the Ovi Suite.
There are a number of functional changes along with the new name. The new release version is 3.2.100, replacing the Ovi Suite

The official changelog is listed as:
  • The application has a refreshed look and feel
  • The new Support view (shown below) offers info and help with using Nokia Suite and your phone
  • The Support view helps make sure you have enough free space on your phone
  • The improved sync log shows you what has changed during syncing
  • Software updates for your phone software and phone applications now run more reliably
  • Nokia Suite doesn't anymore run the MPlatform.exe process - we've removed that from our architecture. You'll see MPlatform.exe still running, if you have Nokia Ovi Player installed on the same PC

Grab the 88MB download from the official download page.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Opera Mobile beta 11.5 updated to build 14 for Maemo - 11.5.2 for Android

Opera Mobile 11.5 beta yesterday got updated to build 14 with a few bug fix.
Here's the change log:
  • Don't request a network connection when visiting localhost.
  • Fix crash when canceling a network connection request.

Direct download click here.

Opera Mobile for Android also updated to 11.5.2 with lots of bug and stability fix.
Here's the change log for Android:
  •     Enabled possibility for sites to refresh using JavaScript (redirect to self)
  •     Fixed problems with settings menu closing without user interaction
  •     Fixed long startup time on some devices
  •     Fixed problems with HTML5 audio
  •     Fixed problems with big Link accounts freezing Opera
  •     Fixed isse that prevented users from changing already stored credentials
  •     Fixed problems with cache being deleted at startup
  •     Crash and stability fixes
  •     Fixed problems with no feedback given to the user when shortcut couldn't be added to home screen
  •     Fixed problems with star indication of bookmarked pages after device restart
  •     Fixed problems with download view not updated properly in some case
Here's what member "ohrn" posted in TMO about the update

Hi Everyone,

Time for another update, this time to include all fixes in the recent 11.5.2 version for Android (read about it here). It also includes 2 Maemo specific fixes:
  • Don't request a network connection when visiting localhost.
  • Fix crash when canceling a network connection request.

Opera Mobile discussion thread on TMO

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Here comes the Maemo 5 PR 1.3.1 update for N900

A few days ago MohammadAG leaked a news about Maemo PR 1.3.1 security update in wesite. I posted that news in this blog. Everyone was expecting a lots of bug fix and improvements. I was waiting eagerly for the update.
Today I refreshed my N900's application catalog and I was so happy to see the software update notification. But I got sad when I found that it is just a minor security update fixing the DigiNotar issue and a fixed security control panel applet. Though I updated my N900 to PR 1.3.1 successfully. The about product shows the version 21.2011.38-1. Non CSSU users can update right away through application manager. I tried with Nokia OVI suite but the update didn't show. CSSU users have to wait for next CSSU update. CSSU maintainer will include this fix in their next update.
Happy updating.
Here's some screenshot for you all.

 Updated components are:
  • maemosec-certman-applet
  • libmaemosec-certmant-applet0
  • mp-fremantle-generic-pr
  • libmaemosec-certman0
  • maemosec-certman-common-ca
  • libmaemosec0
  • maemosec-certman-tools

Nokia Suite beta Updated to 3.2.98

Nokia Suite beta just updated from 3.2.66 to 3.2.98 with lots of bug fixed and improvements. It is still in beta version and ready for tester. If you want to test it download today.

Official changelog:
- Several crash error corrections
- Many other error corrections
- Localization error corrections
- Improvements for phone software update wizard
- Sync performance improvements (sync performance logging was disabled from Nokia Suite Beta builds)
- Several graphics corrections
- Maps error corrections
- Several proxy related issues were corrected
- Improvements in log gathering

Please update to Nokia Suite 3.2.98 by using Nokia Suite's own update mechanism (Tools > Software updates). You can also download it directly from Try it page. You do not have to uninstall older versions before installing.