Nokia launches self-service upgrades
No more trips to the shop
Nokia has quietly introduced a DIY firmware upgrade service so phone owners can update their phones over the air, or via a PC connected to the internet, and no longer need to visit a service centre to update the device.
Sony Ericsson has supported self-service firmware upgrades for several years. Firmware updates can bring dramatic improvements in performance, and in the early life of a phone, fix some serious bugs.
In an FAQ, however, Nokia stresses that it won’t be possible to replace operator branding with generic firmware. Carriers like to stuff phones with usability “improvements” – more often impairments – and other cruft.
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