Nokia rolls out Lumia 800 battery drain fix
Published Jan 19 2012, 12:56 GMT | By Andrew Laughlin
Nokia has released a software update for the Lumia 800 smartphone that is claimed to address the rapid battery drain issues reported by some users.
The update is being rolled out in a phased approach over the next two weeks, including half the Lumia 800 owners getting the patch in the first week, and the others in the following seven days.
Nokia said that the update will include improvements to the battery performances, as well as enhancements to the phone's Wi-Fi connectivity.
Lumia 800 owners will get a message on their handset saying that the software is available, meaning they must plug into a computer via the phone's USB cable and then download the update by using Microsoft
Zune for Windows, or Phone 7 Connector for Mac.
According to recently released data, Nokia has shifted more than 1m Lumia 800s since the firm's debut smartphone powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone OS launched last November
However, a small number of users have reported issues with the £400+ handset draining its battery much quicker than expected
In November 2011, one user posted on a Nokia support forum: "I had [the Lumia 800] charged last night and when I got up in the morning it was down to 35% from just sitting there.
"I don't use it that much during the day but it seems to go down really fast. I'm currently at 47% and it estimates one hour left."
Nokia responded by promising that a battery performance fix would launch in early 2012, and the mobile giant has now honoured its pledge.> Nokia confirms US exclusive Lumia 900 phone