Just yesterday, I was notified on my Nokia N9 of the PR1.2 software update and I didn’t wait anymore so I fired up the YES-UPGRADE my Nokia N9 kinda button.
The update weighs almost 300MB and the only resort to update it is via FOTA which you need a stable WiFi/3G connection. Please just take note of the size if you’re a data-conscious citizen.
After the update, the very first thing that popped up was the Nokia Music app asking me for my country, but unfortunately I lied and picked the wrong country for this one because the Music service is not yet available here. Yet, with that, I was able to play different random songs with categories/menus to choose from.
That’s not all for the primer, another great great change I noticed is the speed of the Nokia N9. Swiping was so bliss and fluid, it’s indeed an upgrade to the experience.
As I fiddle deeper, the UI seems to had its facelift and some tweaks. I tried immediately the Folder sort feature on which you could drag your preferred apps to a specific folder you want. Furthermore, you could also rename the folder and rearrange the icons on the grid lists. Plus viewing or highlighting a folder from the menu gives a horizontal lists view on top. This is really a good way to avoid cluttered menu lists.
New customizations features for home screens are also available, you can change the background of the Nokia N9 for the three home screens. There is an animation of sine wave which features three different color blends/saturation; the Cyan, Black and Magenta. If you want, the lock wallpaper you’ve chosen can be also used as your background. Blur and brightness tweaking is supported.
So far this are the things I’ve gotten hooked with, will still be exploring the new stuff on the PR1.2. But if you want some big lists of changes and enhancements, please follow this post.