Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

Summary: One reason I pulled the trigger on my own N9 at Nokia World was the demo of the PR 1.1 update that added several new features and the Swype keyboard. The update is now rolling out to handsets.

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After checking out the PR 1.1 update that was loaded on the white Nokia N9 at Nokia World a few weeks ago I ordered my own cyan (blue) N9 on ebay right there from the show floor. I was impressed that Nokia was adding features and fixing things so quickly on the N9 and it gave me the confidence boost I needed to buy the N9 on ebay. Nokia announced that the PR 1.1 update started rolling out today across the world. My battery will probably go dead today as I hit the software update refresh button every few minutes.

I am very excited for the N9 update primarily due to the addition of the Swype keyboard, Twitter photo upload support, and music controls on the lock screen. I find the keyboard on the Windows Phone Lumia 800 to be better, but I can also fly with Swype so am looking forward to switching to this input method soon. Othere features in the change log include:

  • NFC tag reading to instantly interact with NFC tags
  • Music controls on lock screen
  • Photo and video shooting with color filters: black & white, sepia, vivid, negative, solarize
  • More powerful multitasking with improved memory handling
  • Swype for fast typing
  • Faster MfE synch, synchronizing only active folders
  • Noice cancellation reduces background noise so that your friends hear you better
  • Close apps easily with swiping down (You can toggle this on and off now, but will be on by default now)
  • New indicators for standby screen like charging and calendar
  • You can now upload pictures to Twitter directly through the 'sharing' function

What are you looking forward to seeing in this latest update?

Topics: Hardware, Nokia

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  • RE: Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

    I am looking forward to the enhanced swype features so I can invest time in learning it. I am also itching for login bug repair and new twitter features. I also am so greedy as to be looking forward to multiple twitter account support. Thank you for being on top of the update news. Cheers!
    martselectsoul
  • RE: Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

    Does it already come with Whats App? Even if it doesn't I fully intend to get one. The phone is perfect!

    Are production numbers really limited?
    stinger468
  • RE: Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

    Have Nokia actually released the white version yet? If so, is it available in Australia?
    Nicolla123
    • RE: Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

      @Nicolla123 it is only in pre-order, no official date for the release
      zashmbee
      • RE: Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

        @zashmbee thankyou ! do you know whether you can pre-order it in Australia yet ?
        Nicolla123
  • RE: Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

    I wish Video call support in next software update. without video call feature front camera is useless piece of hardware
    anonymous
  • RE: Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

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  • RE: Nokia N9 PR 1.1 update rolling out with Swype keyboard

    Really. Can Nokia do this.

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