Unveiled back in October at Nokia World 2011, Lumia 800 has been plagued by some charging and battery issues. It appears that owners of the smartphone were unable to access the full battery capacity of the Nokia Lumia 800, which greatly reduced the autonomy of the phone.
Although the Finnish company recognized the battery problem, along with other minor stability and performance problems, it took a few weeks until a software update was rolled out.
Unfortunately, not all the problems reported by Nokia Lumia 800 owners, and confirmed by the handset maker, were corrected with the software update released last month.
The latest software release for Nokia Lumia is 1600.2479.7740.11451 and brings a number of performance and usability enhancements, such as: charging improvements, voicemail notification improvement, replying to mail improved for Microsoft Exchange 2003 user, and improved audio quality.
The update was initially rolled out in several countries over the course of two weeks and gradually spread to all regions where the handset manufacturer introduced the Nokia Lumia 800.
However, Nokia confirmed that a further update for Lumia 800 would be delivered in early 2012, which should add more improvements to the phone’s software and solve some of the problems that were not corrected by the first software update.
True to its promise, Nokia announced via Twitter that the second Lumia 800 software update would roll out over the next two weeks. This update is meant to resolve a critical issue on Nokia’s Windows Phone device, which does not let users access the full battery capacity.
Even though Nokia encouraged Nokia Lumia 800 owners who experienced that issue to turn their units for replacement, it appears that there’s still quite a high number of Lumia 800 devices that are plagued by this battery problem.
As usual, the update is only available via Microsoft Zune desktop software. For more details on how to update the Nokia Lumia 800 check out the video below.