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.
The software update page lists some of the improvements in the update.
You can now create folders and organize your home screen much more efficiently.
Once you create folders you can rename it and drag, drop, and organize apps within the folder.
My homescreen did extend down a few screens and now with some organization everything fits into a single display.
You now get copy and paste support for text within the web browser.
There are some new camera options, such as the easy flash icon that includes red eye flash.
A major update in the video recorder is the ability to turn on the flash light for recording in low light conditions.
You can turn on the face recognition and then tag and share photos in the Gallery.
Dropbox is now supported in the accounts area so you can share content directly to Dropbox.
You can now create playlists on the fly in the Music player.
The Swype keyboard keys have gotten a bit bigger so you can enter text more accurately.
Threaded email support is now available in the settings area.
Here you can see the 3 message thread on my Nokia N9.
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.
The Gallery also includes a video editor with easy to manipulate timeline and audio dubbing options.
DLNA media sharing is supported, but I do not have a DLNA device to test it with.
You can have the browser remember passwords in this update.
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