The Nokia Software Update team told users at the official Nokia discussions forum that the Nokia N97 software update 2.1 will be released Monday February 1st by 8:00 GMT. The version number will be 21.0.045 or 21.2.045 depending on the region. The 2.1 release is supposed to offer additional improvements to the 2.0 release made last year. They provided a list of what’s new.
The Nokia N97 can check automatically for the update via the SW Update app. However, the Software Update team said it will initially be available through the Nokia Software Update via PC due to “wealth of new content available in this release” and to “allow for sufficient testing.” Updates over-the-air will follow soon after.
The changelog provided wasn’t very specific, but it’s better than nothing. The software contains many fixes and improvements on the earlier releases including:
- Improved call reliability
- Smooth touch screen scrolling
- Browser improvements
- Music player improvements
- Improved image and video stability
If you have the Nokia N97, I suggest checking Nokia Software Update on your PC after 8:00 GMT on Monday. That’s 3:00 AM Eastern time for me in New York City.
Thanks for the tip, Jonne!