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Hands-on with the PR 1.2 MeeGo update on the Nokia N9 smartphone

The Nokia N9 is a fantastic piece of hardware with a beautiful OS. Nokia tweaked the OS once with a nice update just after launch and is rolling out another update that adds several more functions and improvements.
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The Nokia N9 is a fantastic piece of hardware with a beautiful OS. Nokia tweaked the OS once with a nice update just after launch and is rolling out another update that adds several more functions and improvements.

You can check out my ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog post for a list of many of the improvements and some experiences with the update.

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The software update page lists some of the improvements in the update.

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You can now create folders and organize your home screen much more efficiently.

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Once you create folders you can rename it and drag, drop, and organize apps within the folder.

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My homescreen did extend down a few screens and now with some organization everything fits into a single display.

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You now get copy and paste support for text within the web browser.

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There are some new camera options, such as the easy flash icon that includes red eye flash.

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A major update in the video recorder is the ability to turn on the flash light for recording in low light conditions.

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You can turn on the face recognition and then tag and share photos in the Gallery.

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Dropbox is now supported in the accounts area so you can share content directly to Dropbox.

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You can now create playlists on the fly in the Music player.

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The Swype keyboard keys have gotten a bit bigger so you can enter text more accurately.

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Threaded email support is now available in the settings area.

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Here you can see the 3 message thread on my Nokia N9.

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The updated Gallery includes face tagging and after you do it manually a few times, the software is smart enough to pick up faces moving forward.

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The Gallery also includes a video editor with easy to manipulate timeline and audio dubbing options.

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DLNA media sharing is supported, but I do not have a DLNA device to test it with.

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You can have the browser remember passwords in this update.

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N9 update 1.2 gallery 1

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N9 update 1.2 gallery 2

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