Back in November, Nokia had announced an update of the N9’s firmware to 20.2011.40-4. Since then I have checked every blessed day to see if my update was available. day after day threw this disappointing message to me: “Your device is up-to-date”.
Finally, a few minutes ago, my device prompted me of an available update, and it turns out its version 22.2011.44-2, which reads like a more recent version of than the earlier announced one. checking the “About” menu, the new version is listed as PR1.1.1
In addition, there are other smaller application updates with this for the following applications: User Guide, Twitter, Store, Real Football 2011, Ovi Music, NFS Shift, Galaxy on Fire 2, AP Mobile, and Angry Birds Free.
The entire update was done over-the-air (OTA) and lasted less than an hour. Though I did a backup, I lost no files or settings in the update process. Everything went according to the text book.
As of now, I have noticed some visual and performance improvements in Facebook and Twitter (including photo upload). Visual improvements are also visible in the Messages app, plus some performance improvement in the general UI. I will have to use the mobile some more over the next few days to observe the improvements.
In the meantime, exploring the new firmware should cure me – if only temporarily – of the terrible boredom that I have been experiencing in the last few weeks.