Found a nifty wallpaper site today that has rather handy Microsoft Scan Tags that work beautifully with your Windows Phone 7 and Bing Vision, hit the search button, click on the Bing Vision Icon and hold up to the code and bang, new wallpaper for your phone. Not a massive selection at the mo, but sure to grow and grow!
Nokia has sent out the information on the planned update for January 18th, the roll out begins today but runs over 2 weeks, so if yours doesn’t say hello when you connect to Zune then just wait it out. O2 have said they have started to push it out already so you may be in luck! I am on 3 so will shout out when it drops!
As promised in December, a second software update for the Nokia Lumia 800 starts to roll out today.
The update will bring the software on your phone to version 1600.2483.8106.11500 and delivers two key benefits:
Battery performance enhancements;
Wi-Fi connectivity enhancements.
The update will not be delivered to every Lumia 800 simultaneously, but rather will be staggered over the next two weeks through Microsoft’s standard update process. This helps each owner gets the update without any hitches. Around half of owners will get the update in the next seven days, with the remainder over the following seven days.
Your Nokia Lumia smartphone will automatically check for updates from time to time, and you’ll get a message on the phone when it is ready.
Once you’ve received the update message, attach your phone to your computer using the USB cable. In Zune, from the Applications section, go to phone settings->Phone update to install the new software. On a Mac, click on the device name in the left-hand pane and then on ‘Install update’. There are more detailed instructions on the product support pages, if you need them.
Interestingly is seems to be a simultaneous global roll-out, and one wonders if they signed off with all the carriers before doing it or simply pulled an Apple.
In our earlier article on the update it seems Lumia owners around the world are already receiving the software, including those with unlocked handsets, which we can help feel is the right way to do an update.
Via Nokia Conversations.
- Nokia Lumia 800 battery update coming the 18th January? (mykindofphone.wordpress.com)
- Three UK will offer 8107 to its Omnia 7 and Lumia 800 (mykindofphone.wordpress.com)
I was a massive user of Skype when I lived overseas, so I am really looking forward to this appearing. Hopefully it does so before my honeymoon as I know I will need this while I am over there!
Microsoft’s Windows Phone Skype app appears to be nearing release. Skype’s VP of products, Rick Osterloh, revealed that Microsoft’s Skype division is “working on a Windows Phone product that will be coming out soon,” during an interview at CES 2012. Microsoft has typically refused to comment in detail on its Skype plans, after the company acquired the voice and video calling service in October.
Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, Director of the Windows Phone program, originally promised that Skype would arrive on Windows Phone in late 2011, a date that has passed without comment or clarification from the company. We understand, from our own sources, that the initial release of Skype will not feature deep Windows Phone integration, and that Microsoft is planning this for “Apollo” and beyond. Microsoft’s first Windows Phone Skype application will largely be seen as an interim release until Windows Phone “Apollo” is made available, expected later this year. Microsoft demonstrated the Skype application at MIX 2011, and the app is believed to look and feel very similar to what was originally shown.
There’s no exact timing from Microsoft, but with Mobile World Congress in February and the promise of “soon”, we can’t help but feel that Skype for Windows Phone might just launch in Barcelona next month.
Via The Verge Forums
Source YouTube (Microsoft)