The author of a Russian N9 blog got some hot news about the future firmware update (PR 1.3) for Nokia N9. Finding no information about the next update, blogger Charlie Matroskin simply filled out a question form on the official Russian Nokia website and asked: "When will there be the next firmware-update for Nokia N9?"
Unfortunately he couldn't say whenever Skype will support video calls and pointed out that Skype is a product of a Nokia third-party-developer. The since PR 1.2 available Gtalk-video-call add-on shows, that Skype could do the same already now but hasn't been developed/published.
Source: BestMeego.blogspot (in Russian)
What we also wished to see in PR 1.3 are among other things:
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the wish become true?
1. More bug fixes and reduction of system-lags
PR 1.2 reduced system-lags a lot and gave the N9 a very smooth user experience. But we're sure there is still space for improvement. Especially after reboots or long stand-by times, fast scrolling or swiping can feel a bit choppy for a few seconds. Major bugs were removed with PR 1.2 - but the N9 is certainly not free of them.
2. Better Bluetooth/USB tethering
Thanks to the included Wi-Fi hotspot application it is pretty easy to share your mobile internet plan with any other device. Tethering would be another way to do that - in some situation the even better one, especially if you share your data plan just with a computer. Furthermore USB tethering uses much less energy than an activated Wi-Fi hotspot. So far this seems to be working with PC Suite and Nokia Link, but not successfully for everyone.
3. Better push-notification support
Push notifications are a mystery on the N9. They somehow don't seem to work very well and it has been very puzzling to make them work. Everyone who uses the instant messenger ebuddy XMS knows how unreliable push service works.
4. Faster GPS localization when using Maps or Drive
Some users are complaining that it sometimes takes way to long until a GPS connection is built up and location updated. This certainly can be improved.
5. to ... What enhancements are you waiting for?
Please leave a comment below to share your wishes and ideas - let's find out what our readers are waiting for.