Hi, Maybe there is already is a thread like this, but I haven't seen it.
What would you all like to see come in the V2.1 firmware of the n97?
(Yes I know some people havent got the v2.0 yet so don't complain here)
The next patch shouldnt be a MAJOR update, but should be able to iron out some simple bugs that v2 couldn't/didn't fix
I personally would like to see the ringtone and alarm bugs squashed.
Also simple things like the version of Maps we were promised as well as skype (yes i know voip is there now)
Lastly, possibly an update to memory management that would enable more RAM
Lets see what you all can suggest (and maybe in a wierd alternative universe...Nokia might listen)
There are two big bugs which are still driving me crazy, they are not exclusive to v20, they've been bugs ever since v10 firmware.
1) The ringtone problem. Though improved in v20, my phone still defaults to the Nokia Ringtone 40% of the time. Just yesterday, I recieved 2 calls in the space of 5 minutes. The first call played the correct ringtone, the second call played the Nokia one, which isn't set as my ringtone.
2) I set my e-mails to automatically recieve every 15 minutes. So naturally the check box for automatic retrieval is checked in e-mail settings. However, every 3-4 days, the check box will uncheck itself and I'll have to go back into email settings to get automatic retrieval working again.
So yeah, having those two bugs fixed in v21 would be nice.
As for my scratched lens cover, no firmware will fix that. I'll have to go to a NCC centre to get that fixed.
* iPhone like messagin with SMS and MMS
* N900 like MSN and Ovi chat thing
* Better kinetic scrolling ( Do not work everywhere and problems when surfing on net)
* More speed and staibility
* After formatting my entire phone and after that I updated maps memory went down to 31mb on C:drive... Some work here.
* I would cut that time when using "funktion keys" from qwerty (like @, / and so on) little bit.
* New Ovi maps version (currently on beta state in betalabs)
* I would like to get ridd of that Dowload thing over there!
* Lots and lots of reorganising in menu
* Divx/xvid support
* Calendar more finger friendly
* And last but not LEAST huge pile of bug fixes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In addition to the above I would like the option to uninstall the apps which Nokia add to the firmware which I do not want to use; Joikuspot, Boingo, Qik, etc, etc.
This then gives me more free space on the C drive if I so choose.
I'd like the calls anwering bug sorted out please!
When a call comes in, I have options: slide to answer or slide to unlock. If I choose slide to answer, this invariably locks up the phone needing a reboot. If I chose slide to unlock,I still then have tp press Answer to take the call.
Why cannot the green button just simply answer calls? I don't think that is asking a lot - good basic call handling which even with v20 FW, this handset of mine does not have. It was very problematic with v12 but it's still there with v20.
*** Integrated Skype (As promised prior to release by Nokia)
** Stability and bug fixes
- Stability and bug fixes for the widget UI (I doubt they can fix this, as IMHO it's caused by the underpowered CPU/RAM)
- Ability to remove demo apps
- More touch friendly version of the calendar
- Fix the "Clock highlighted in Landscape mode" bug
- Ability to hide unwanted updates (ngage, etc...)
- Kinetic scrolling (actually) everywhere
- Better integration of Nokia Messaging
- Reduce the size of the on-screen buttons in landscape mode
** More stability and bug fixes
P.S. I couldn't help noticing the announcement of the complete Skype integration for the N900, which got me wondering if the developers that worked on this were the ones that should have been working on the Skype integration for the N97.
I notice lots of people ask for speed and stability improvements. That's certainly something I want too. I've kind of like taken it for granted that these are things Nokia should always work on to improve. Things have certainly improved from updates to updates. I suppose the improvements are not coming quick enough or making big enough leaps.
I suddenly remember why I switched to a Nseries phone many years ago. I started out using a simple "dumb phone". Then as phones become more high-tech, I ventured into my first Windows CE phone, the iPAQ. It was really disastrous and I absolutely hated it. Me and my friends often joke (and we still do so now about Windows Mobile phones) that Windows phones are great at doing everything, except making/receiving phone calls. When it came time to change the phone, I told the sales guy at the phone shop I wanted a smartphone, but I don't want Windows. I ended up with the N73. The N73 was a really good phone all round, given the state of technology at that time. Sadly, over time, all the new phones are stuffed with more and more new features, at the expense of performance and stability, and sometimes, common sense usability features.
When the iPhone came, I thought Apple would do something really revolutionary. Okay, to their credit, they got some parts done really well. Except for a whole load of stupid misfeatures (like cannot cut-and-paste, cannot MMS, etc, etc). They are finally getting there. Nearly. Perhaps Apples strategy was to get the phone out first, fix the software later.
The Android phones, imho, are not wholly different either. It might also be a case of getting the phone out first, fix the software later.
So now I wonder, perhaps that's what Nokia is doing too. Apart from having limited RAM and a slow processor, the N97 hardware specs are pretty good. It's the reason why I got the N97 in the first place. But it's plagued with bad software.
I suppose this is just a rant, because even if the right people in Nokia read this, I imagine it will hardly change how they are doing things. It is a wish that phone manufacturers will sell phones with good software from day one. Sure, we can tolerate a few little bugs here and there. But get it done good enough that your own company CEO will use the phone as his/her own phone.
this site (my banking web site) is not working correctly with n97. the flash and the java codes that runs the flash do not work correctly while i want to access my password.
i want to have a wimo6.5.1 internet explorer liked web browser. wimo's web browser is now better than nokia's
I`d like to have possibility to backup contacts and update firmware without buy an additional softwar.
Just a single archive in phone memory and then copy it to the computer.
Windows 7 costs about 100$, Microsoft office 300 $.
I think it is too much for a simple fiture like backup and restore contacts in our hi-tech age.
*** remove/change the nag notices that completely lock up the phone while on screen:
- headphones have been plugged in (sic) (Yes, I know this as I plugged them in now let me use the music player)
- wifi out of range (sic) (Yes, I know this as I have left the range of my home wifi)
- disconnect the charger to save power (sic) (Thankyou, I got that message the first 100 times that I read it)
Either an option to turn these off or changing the way that they display so the device is not locked while they are on screen.
*** Turn off auto-rotation when receiving, making or during a phone call ***
This is such a frustrating issue with the UI. I'm sure all N97 users have experienced the scenario where your phone is ringing, you pull it out of your pocket to answer and before you can swipe the screen it changes orientation. This delay usually results in the user missing the phone call.
The only solution at the moment is to turn off auto-rotation, which really isn't a solution.
2009-11-27 14:18 - edited 2009-11-27 14:18
*** Virtual qwerty Keyboard for both portrait and landscape mode when the physical keyboard is closed (the number pad with alpha-numeric keys blocks the entire screen and is painful to enter text with, also on such a large screen why waste so much space when a virtual qwerty keyboard would work well)
*** There is a bug with the settings in default applications (Menu>Settings>Phone>Application sett.>Default apps.) where these options do not recognise other viable applications
ie If you install Opera this is not listed as an available application for Internet