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Re: Questions about Nokia Asha 501

Advisor
TayyabHasan
Posts: 7
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Questions about Nokia Asha 501

before i buy I have some questions about Asha 501 please Answer them as Quickly as possible.
1. Is Asha 501 is a proper smart phone or a new shape of java?
2. What is Asha software Platform? is it proper operating system like Android.
3. will I be able to Install 3rd party apps from nokia store or from any random source ?
4. Can I expect some of the Nokia apps (that are exclusive for lumia series) will come to this platform. at least nokia music.
5. Will any software Updates will come as the time passes?
6. Will I be able to stream youtube or play flv videos?
7. last but not the least will I be able to Add VPN services.
thanks in Advance.
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Mobile Visionary
yasfer21
Posts: 1,173

Re: Questions about Nokia Asha 501

1. It is a feature phone with smarphone features (not a true smartphone)
2. It is an OS based on S40,
3. Yes
4. Yes
5. Yes
6. Yes, No
7. Maybe
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Employee
armagon
Posts: 981

Re: Questions about Nokia Asha 501

many of your the questions are answered on this page: http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/Asha_501/

 

  • The platform of the phone is Nokia Asha software platform 1.0.
  • The phone supports mobile Java (J2ME) apps and Nokia Web Apps.
  • Apps can be installed from any source though Nokia Store is of course the main delivery channel.
  • I would expect the key Nokia apps to appear on the phone sooner or later. Few apps like Nokia Nearby are supported since day one.
  • There will be SW updates for the phone, but few things have changed on this front compared to some older phones: now all SW updates are delivered Over-The-Air.
  • Video streaming from Youtube is supported.
  • There is no support for VPN current currently.

 

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http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x-updates/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x2-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/asha-software-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/LumiaSWUpdates
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Counsellor
elhamb
Posts: 17

Re: Questions about Nokia Asha 501

hi , i wanna know why nokia suite doesnt support nokia asha 501??? and when will be fixed this ???

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Counsellor
AbhayK
Posts: 40

Re: Questions about Nokia Asha 501

There will be a release of update to Asha 501 any time within next few months addressing many issues and upgrades with new features and support.

 

However, Support page for Asha 501 clearly says it doesn't support Nokia Suite.

 

A Simple method to transfer files as per the FAQ on the support page is listed HERE

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Registered Member
Aadi20040382
Posts: 1

Re: Questions about Nokia Asha 501

Sir plzz let me know when will the whatsapp be availale for asha 501 dual sim in india

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Employee
Posts: 370

Re: Questions about Nokia Asha 501

Hi elhamb, Nokia Asha 501 doesn't support Nokia Suite. There's no plan for fixing this. You can connect your phone using USB cable to PC and transfer files, like for example photos, videos and music using Windows Explorer.

Cheers, Samuli
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Contributor
monajahangir
Posts: 3

Questions about Nokia Asha 501

i've nokia asha 501 my problem is that my sim2 slot has been damaged i can't use sim 2 yet how can i repair it plz help:crying:

M.J
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