Nokia will support software updates for N9, till?

Nokia might have announced that there will be no further Meego based devices from them, thus N9 will be there in the market without siblings. Because of this, there might be doubts in your mind that N9 might not get regular software updates/fixes.

Give those doubts a RIP salute. Nokia’s Product Planning Director Janne Heikkinen said that N9 will be geting continued software support and hence there will be regular software updates for the device.

The first updates will start rolling out soon which will be based on the feedback from Operators and consumers.

About Updates

Janne confirms that the Nokia N9 owners can expect software updates also in the future. The first updates will be based on feedback received from operators and consumers and they make the device even more intuitive than before. The availability and content of the updates will be communicated closer to the download start.

“We have received extremely positive feedback from consumer tests. I can assure you that the Nokia N9 UI innovations will be seen in other Nokia devices going forward,” says Janne.

“The whole Nokia team is excited about being able to bring the Nokia N9 to the market. Together with our latest Symbian Belle and Dual SIM devices, this is a great example of our promise to bring innovative mobile products to the market. We are very proud of our new devices and we believe consumers will enjoy using them,” Janne concludes.

About Apps

Many popular apps, such as Angry Birds and WiFi Hotspot, are pre-installed in the Nokia N9. There is also integrated support for important services like Facebook, Twitter, Mail for Exchange, Gmail, Skype, Picasa and Flickr. The rest of the N9 apps can be found in Ovi Store, and Janne says their number is growing fast.

“We have many activities in the developer side, where we help developers make new applications for Nokia N9. Symbian applications written in Qt are relatively easy to port to the Nokia N9, and we also support developers in this work,” Janne says, and continues that developers are very excited about the N9. “They think it’s a great new addition to the Qt family.”

However, there is no update till when Nokia will continue to support this abandoned platform. Lets wait and watch.



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