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Nokia N95 Firmware Update v20.0.015 Changelog

November 28, 2007

A nice person over at the All About Symbian Forums named Tom has posted a change log for the v20.0.15 firmware from v12.0.13, enjoy:

Version 20.0.0.015
13-11-07
RM-159
Changes/improvements made from MCU SW v12.0.013 to v 20.0.015:
New Features

  • Maps application version updated (Nokia Maps 1.0)
  • GetNGI (Games)
  • Music shop
  • OTA WMDRM (Windows Media Digital Rights Management)
  • Active standby search
  • Video ringing tone
  • ODP (On Demand Paging)
  • DVFS (Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling)
  • Switch application version updated

Changes and improvements

  • General stability improved.
  • Several localization errors corrected.
  • Various application help files updated.
  • Default language not always read from SIM correctly.
  • Volume side keys don’t work in all situations.
  • WLAN wizard can’t always connect to secure WLAN network.
  • Cannot edit or delete access points if lot of WLAN access points created.
  • Midlet icon may be shown twice after installation in some cases.
  • Midlet suite upgrade doesn’t work correctly if amount of midlets in suite has changed.
  • Streaming aspect ratio is not correct if QTSS server doesn’t provide Framesize tag in SDP.
  • Key presses are sometimes missed.
  • Connection dropped easily in crowded WLAN environment.
  • Cannot pre-configure push email application in variant.
  • OTA configuration containing an unknown parameter is ignored by device.
  • Call divert icon disappear after power cycle.
  • UPnP interoperability improved.

Browser

  • Dropdown list not opened if size is defined.
  • Large images in web page are not rendered correctly after scrolling.
  • Flashlite memory management improved.
  • Cannot access to SIM phonebook if device language is set to Chinese.
  • Cannot add Chinese characters to input/search box in browser.
  • Real One Player may show invalid default name for some downloaded videos.
  • RSS-links does not work anymore if article was downloaded from web feeds.
  • Improved handling of large web pages.

Media Player

  • Streaming doesn’t always continue after long pause.
  • Some m4a files cause music library to crash.
  • Album art not shown for WMA files if picture size is over 64 KB.

Gallery

  • Image editor closes on attempting to edit and send an image a second time.
  • Cannot upload images to online share if lots of images stored in device.
  • Image viewer crash when opening malformed JPEG file.
  • Thumbnail creation speed of big video files improved.

Messaging

  • Cannot have non-ascii characters in mailbox name.
  • Reduced character coding -option in text message settings doesn’t work as expected.
  • MMS presentation not saved to draft folder is exiting application with end key.
  • IM client allows empty alias.

VoIP

  • Device may reset if moving out of WLAN coverage during VOIP call.
  • Cannot register to VOIP if found WLAN connection is too weak.
  • VOIP doesn’t re-register if going momentarily our of WLAN coverage.
  • Automatic connection to SIP server fails often if started device in offline mode.
  • VoIP call can’t be established when multiple profiles with same realm.

Camera

  • Video recording with front camera may freeze the device.

Telephony

  • Device may restart if receiving voice call during ongoing video call.
  • Unable to create call after successful balance query.

Streaming

  • Maximum limit for streaming bandwidth for UMTS and WLAN increased from 999kb.

Voice Mail

  • Call divert indicator disappear in device is restarted.

Navigation

  • Improvement to Location API performance if lots of landmarks in device.

Bugs/Complaints

  • Tracking feature removed from Nokia Maps application.
  • Some people have reported issues with the Search application upon removing their memory card.
  • Some people have reported issues with not being able to connect to their PC via USB cable after update.
  • Call log bug STILL alive (where the call log represents every call as a mobile call).
  • Some people are complaining that picture quality has been degraded.
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N95 Firmware Update – v20.0.015 is OUT!

November 26, 2007

Screenshot0007_2[UPDATE] As I was going through the phone’s settings one by one restoring my tones and programs, scrolling through the list of files to select my ringtone I noticed that one of the video clips appeared! The preview of the video clip worked so I set it as the ringtone. YES! N95s on v20.0.15 can now use video ringtones without having to rely on third-party software! Also, there is a new visualisation available called Circles in Music Player.

After the rumours and the pictures of new firmware, finally v20.0.015 is available for download!

Obvious changes are:
New search bar on the standby/home screen for the new Search 4.00 app
Nokia Share Online 2.07.37 installed
Nokia Maps v1.2 (wk37 b05) installed
My Nokia app.
N-Gage launcher app – get trials and the N-Gage app when released from here
New Music Folder containing Music Player, Radio (new icon), New Podcasting App and Music Store link.
Menu icons shuffled around – Office and Media folders now in Applications folder.
Themes icons gone from Tools folder.
Transfer app renamed to Switch.

Screenshot0001_3The word on the forums is that Demand Paging is included in this release so I tried my best to force a memory error out of the N95 on v20.0.15. I ran the Music Player and left it playing a track, fired up Nokia Maps, opened the web browser and loaded up a page over wi-fi, ran a search, opened the gallery, started the radio (no music) and then took a picture with the camera. All this and the phone didn’t throw up the memory error!

Having installed the venerable Dr Jukka’s Y-Tasks with Memory Status plugin, I was pleased to see 29MB of RAM free after startup. This remained after running a few apps such as Y-Tasks and Antony Pranata’s Screenshot. The amount of free memory, if I remember correctly, used to be around 14-18Mb at startup on v12 firmware. Bare in mind the higher availablility of ram is due to paging, basically what PCs do, where they write data to the hard drive and use that as a temporary memory for running processes.

The camera is faster at getting your images sorted out and ready for the next shot. There is also a grid overlay to allow you to frame your shots. Unfortunately the camera software doesn’t remember what setting or profile you last used such as the flash being off. Every time the camera is fired up, it reverts to the Auto scene mode. 😦

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Links: WOM World, All About Symbian, Nokia Software Updater (UK)