We all were excited about the release of the iOS 5 a few weeks ago, but soon after the release, a lot of iPhone users have started to experience lower battery performance after upgrading to iOS 5.
Apple has already confirmed the problem, and said that there are several bugs which caused this problems and they’re trying to fix this problem as soon as possible, in a single patch. The big update that will fix the bad bug it will arrive in a few weeks.
“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.” – Apple Representative
Now, regarding the new iOS 5.0.1 beta for developers, it actually comes with a bug fix for the battery life issue in iOS 5, along with some other features such as addition of multitasking gestures in the first generation iPad, resolved bugs with documents in the Cloud, improved voice recognition for Australian users using dictation and few improvements regarding the security. In addition to these improvements, Apple announced that “iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.”
If you are a developer you can grab the update from Apple’s developer site, and if not, you just have to wait like the rest of us until the update will be finally released.
Finally the business phone Nokia E72 receives a new software update. The new firmware come with some improvements on email, calendar, and contacts.
The v51 for E72 brings updates for some application: a new version of web browser upgrade into 7.2.6, a QuickOffice upgrade (now compatible with Office 2007), Ovi Music client Inc9Br5 update. Other updates include: Lotus Notes Traveller 8.5.1 update, Smart Connect 1.3.55 update, OVI Store 1.6 update, OVI Files widget 18.104.22.168 update. In the v51 the Windows Live was removed.
See below the list of improvements:
– New chat functionalities for the users – Microsoft Office Communicator added to vanilla SW UDA content – Nokia Messaging for Instant Messaging / Nokia Chat 2.0 added to vanilla SW UDA content – Improved Email, Calendar and Contacts experience – Performance improvements – Stability and usability improvements – Menu layout changes, among other things:
– Maps moved to Main menu from Applications – GPS folder – Help moved from Main menu to Applications folder – Main menu re-ordered – SW update moved from Phone folder to main level of Control panel folder. – Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Bloomberg moved from Internet folder to Applications folder
– No changes to vanilla memory cards – Altogether 450+ errors are fixed.
In the last three days HTC Support released more updates. If you have a HD2, Wildfire, Touch Diamond2, HD mini or Touch Pro2, you should be glad because these are the lucky phones that will receive new updates.
I’ll start with last update published for HTC HD2. With this update you can set recurring calendar appointments year on year.
The second is HTC Wildfire with an update for Sync. The update allow you to synchronize Outlook contacts and calendar or Outlook Express contacts and the bookmarks of web browser between your computer and your phone.