New Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Firmware Brings Improved Camera, Kinetic Scrolling and Widgets

Written By Sam on 22 July 2009

After I got my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic I was never happy. I was facing some issue or the other. Earlier I used many Nokia mobiles like 6600, 7610, N72 etc but never faced much issues. Though many firmware upgrades for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic were released there are still many problems prevailing in my mobile. Yesterday I read an article saying that Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is getting some new features like an enhanced homescreen, kinetic scrolling in some menus. The homescreen would be modified to resemble than that of N97 which was reported initially. The new firmware upgrade for Nokia 5800 will get an improved camera performance and response time. The first thing I was never happy with Nokia 5800 Mobile is the camera. My older N72 with 2MP camera functions better than the Nokia 5800’s 3.2MP camera. I hope aleast this new firmware upgrade for 5800 will solve the camera issues in Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.


At this stage, the kinetic scrolling update is only partial, this is applicable to the homescreen, contact list and the web browser. The kinetic scrolling is used in some lists, where as in others, dragging is used which requires a two tap to activate an item, and in icon-based menus just one tap is used; Which causes a confusion atleast for me. Sweeping your finger upward in the contacts bar will make the list scroll down where as the other menu still uses the old dragging logic which will scroll up. I’m not sure if this will add more confusion to the users or will make everything clear.

The upcoming firmware for Nokia 5800 will be updated with improved camera performance and response time which is a benefit to the most of users like me. This update will soon be available on 5800 XpressMusic and even I’m eagerly waiting for it.

6 Responses to “New Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Firmware Brings Improved Camera, Kinetic Scrolling and Widgets”

  1. Amit says:

    Wow is it true really
    Can 5800 be like n97
    Ill be waitin desperately for this
    Thank you

  2. Gaurav says:

    its awesome


    i am going to install all that application i have download

  3. Haroon says:

    hey if tht’ll b cool wth d camera than m gonna luv it. Coz thts true 5800 nokia is 3.2mp. bt its worst than my 6120 2mp. hope it’ll come soon i’ll b waiting 4 it. But other than that Nokia 5800 is really nice & cool phone. it rocks. I just luv it.

  4. jhay-r060 says:

    really this is a big good news for all nokia 5800 users, but still there’s something i really waiting for in nokia firmware. the landscape on homescreen…

    i hope nokia would release this kind of firmware…
    the one you can landscape your homesreen..

  5. Raoul says:

    Why is it that that users from the Philippines Get no updates????
    Should Filipino users shy away from nokia products????

  6. niks says:

    where can i download this software, please email me, thanks.

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