Good news for Nokia 5230 users. Nokia has rolled out a new software update which comes with some amazing add-ons like “Swipe to Unlock” , Internet Radio, an awesome web browser , Kinetic scrolling, improved camera performance and more..
Swipe to Unlock
People who upgraded their phone to the newest firmware 220.127.116.11 are pretty much excited about the “Swipe to Unlock” feature where the user is just required to swipe around the screen to unlock phone.The “Swipe” feature in Nokia has been heard in recent announcement of Nokia N9- The buttonless phone.
A good surprise for those who upgraded to latest nokia firmware 18.104.22.168.
An Awesome Browser
(with minimal HTML5 support)
You cannot believe if this is your default Nokia browser. The Upgrade comes with NokiaBrowser/22.214.171.124 with a major UI update, easier navigation, html5 support and more. I rate this browser the best among all the other previous releases. New color schemes, simple, opening multiple windows is a big plus!
An Optional update for this firmware. Though the Internet Radio requires some extra space, it is an awesome thing one could ever imagine. The radio stations can be played so swiftly on handset, blends it very natively to your phone. Internet Radio is equipped over thousand internet radio stations across world. Plays with a good quality sound, works well even on basic GPRS connection..
Facebook and Ovi Maps optional upgrade are also available with this firmware.
The Update to 126.96.36.199 cannot be made OTA(Over the air), one has to upgrade using ‘Nokia Software Updater’ from PC..
Dial *#0000# on your handset and click on “check for updates” to start with.
Expected Question: How to Use Swipe to Unlock feature in Nokia 5230 (latest firmware 188.8.131.52)
Answer: When the phone is locked, click on the “Menu” hard key and then a big digital clock with a swipe option pops up.. swipe on it to unlock the phone.
Easy, Interesting and Exciting. Isn’t it? Nokia is getting better and better. What say?