Late last year Nokia begun its comeback with its big push into the Windows Phone 7 platform, which the company is pinning its hopes on to grab back smartphone market share it has lost to the likes of Apple and Samsung. It launched the Lumia 800 that was well received by owners and reviewers alike, but battery life on the handset has been an issue. Now though we can tell you that a Nokia Lumia 800 update (12070) has begun rolling out in Singapore, and is thought to triple the battery life.
Owners of the Lumia 800 have been plagued with charging issues with the handset with some not being able to fire up the handset once the battery life has been run down, but luckily Nokia has been pretty quick pushing out two updates already, and according to SlashGear a third one has begun rolling out in Singapore.
This latest update is going under the 12070 version number, and it is being claimed the update almost tripled the handsets battery life, which will go down very well with owners. The software has been worked on so the handset only draws 70mA of battery power when the device is in idle mode.
There have also been a number of other enhancements with the update that includes improved screen brightness controls, and better white balance in the camera app. There were issues reported previously regarding the bass on the audio, which have reportedly now been addressed, and users on xda-developers have discovered references to a number of new camera features that include a panorama mode.
Currently the update is only available to users in Singapore, and unfortunately there has been no information from Nokia when the update will reach handsets in other regions, but usually the company posts major updates on its Nokia Conversations blog.
Have you been disappointed with the battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800?