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Nokia's Maemo 3.1 Update is an Incremental Improvement

May 15, 2007, 20:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Nokia has released the first software update for its N800 Internet tablets. Officially dubbed Internet Tablet OS 2007 Edition version 3.2007.10-7, it corresponds to the maemo 3.1 platform. The update fixes several performance and stability problems in the 3.0 release that shipped with the tablet at launch, and offers a few improved features.

"The most highly publicized improvement in this firmware is the speedup to video and Flash performance. The N800 received poor marks for its Flash video frame rate upon its release, particularly on YouTube video content. The new firmware achieves better frame rates than its predecessor, but it remains noticeably jittery, and can get out of sync with audio in only a few seconds. It still supports only Flash 7 and earlier..."

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