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Feedback to Nokia and Extras + Info get system updates today for Lumia devices

Nokia Extras + Info

Yesterday we saw two app updates from Nokia including HERE Drive+ and HERE Maps. Today they’re bumping some system apps. But no need to rush as these are for the more benign Feedback to Nokia and Extras + Info sections, not bringing anything too new or exciting to the table as far as we can tell.

First up is Feedback to Nokia. This little guy allows you to rate your phone and send your thoughts about your Lumia right to Nokia for their consideration. With version 2.5.0.2 of the app, we noticed that when compared to our older iteration it now has a pivot for the Nokia Improvement Program and the option to opt in or out along with an explanation of what it is (you can find more info on their website).

Nokia Feedback

While not a thrilling update, it’s kind of cool to see how much Nokia prioritizes your feedback and opinion of their devices and the Lumia experience. They’re obviously inventing more and more ways for you to stay in contact with them. It’s one reason why we like Nokia so much when compared to other OEMs who don’t have such options in place.

The other update is for the vague Extras + Info. We say vague because this app actually does a lot of little things, but it’s often hard to show you them directly. Nokia describes it as "fine tuning your Nokia Lumia experience". Now, version 1.12.01 (9MB) is live on the Store and it carries along with it two changes:

  • General fixes and improvements
  • Enhancements for Accessories application

What does Accessories do? It’s where you can manage your Nokia-connected addons, like the CR-200 car charger, the DT-910 Wireless stand or the Purity Pro headphones. It basically allows you to configure the NFC portion in addition to gaining device feedback e.g. on the Purity Pro area, you can see battery life and the buttons configuration—kind of neat.

We don’t see any enhancements with this new update, but if you’ve seen the hidden Desktop and Car app’s that Nokia has, you know that Nokia can sneak in new accessory pairings for future releases. Could Nokia be prepping for a new Bluetooth addon? Possibly.

Regardless, you can pick up the latest Feedback to Nokia here and Extras + Info here in the Store. Thanks, Skynetz, for the tip!

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This is what I'm talking about... Nokia keep it up. That's why u gained a customer out of me. Keep supporting our phones. Thank you

K Raghu says:

I hate Nokia , they make it difficult for me to switch, may thats the reason  have been with them for 10 years now..
 
 

cowboy6201 says:

Ya what you said!

DJCBS says:

Just FYI, eBay has also updated their app.

teaMJPx says:

Awesome. Thanks for the tip. Updating now.

cybermoose89 says:

This is great but still need the GDR2 update please XD

clappenings says:

From at&t: @ATTCustomerCare
@clappenings Hi. We don't have an ETA at the moment. Continue to check http://t.co/YjtNxhBY1L for updates. Office hrs 7-330pCST. ^KevinC

They don't have an ETA? WTF? ATT needs to quit having a circle jerk at their test lab and release the update.

Vistaus says:

Not everyone is on AT&T, some have unlocked+unbranded phones or other carrier.

carlosrdd says:

Do I dare say not all but most on here use an ATT 920. So it's relevant to us. thanks for trying to find out!

Kevin Rush says:

HEY! Nokia is great because they serve more than just you, and your kind.... - Happy Verizon 822 owner.

Joel S79 says:

The only enhancement I want to see is the ability for the car app to select system apps, i.e. Xbox Music.

KKRLessey says:

I never got the Here updates. Does it require GDR2? I'm in the UK.

Vistaus says:

I got 'em and I'm not on GDR2 (still on GDR1).

I'm in the UK and got these updates
(unlocked, unbranded 820)

DonnaxNL says:

Bring first that damn GDR2 to my phone... (no carrier lock)

firehouse31 says:

My Lumia 520 got the GDR2 and Amber update last week. On AT&t

luimende says:

Screenshots or it didn't happen.

Dantekai14 says:

and my Lumia got GDR3 update last month

WPUser111 says:

Dude i m running windows phone blue...

irvin792 says:

I'm running full windows 8 on my 520 ;)

Really hope this fixes all the bugs I've been having since the last Extras+Info update (which was released a couple of days ago, along with an update for display+touch).  Ever since using "Lumia pusher" to get those updates, Internet Explorer has been slow/not loading pages, and the overall OS/system has been really chugging and acting weird; it has been frustrating to say the least. 
I have had to perform multiple soft resets (usually to no avail) in the past couple of days due to a lot of bugs after this update, and it feels like my prayers could've been answered today with this update (still downloading the update, so can't say yet).  I'm trying to be really patient for GDR2 and not flash, and this update may tie me over....

neogodless says:

Did anyone else notice updates to those Car and Desktop Mode apps this morning? Know what that's about?

CobraJ82 says:

The only difference I noticed is that you can pay .99 to unlock some features (create instant NFC tag and remove welcome screen).

Darren Walsh says:

Did the last extras and info bring the call and SMS filter??

Skynetz says:

You need to have GDR2 for that.

Darren Walsh says:

Yeah I have that, was wondering was there any improvements as when someone rings that's blocked they hear a ring for a split second

vichuxxx says:

Still the app is not updated for India. Link shows last updated on 8-08-13.

WPUser111 says:

It is updated. I m frm india too.

Ajay Tawrani says:

Hey!!! .... Did u get the GDR2 update?

WPUser111 says:

No yar.. I even ask head of marketng service jasmeet gandhi.. Even he dont know anything.. Fuck...!!

Mark Cesari says:

Extras+Info update keeps failing to install.. Just me?

Mark Cesari says:

Hmm it downloads ok, then fails half way through install.. cleared cache, restarted and same deal.. Guess I will wait for GDR2 for my 920 (unbranded).

DevilDogs says:

I have the same issue for my 820. Did you find the solution?

Mark Cesari says:

Nope, just eventually worked

MicSimoen says:

In Sweden (Tele2) the amber update is rolling out right now for my Lumia 920!

MicSimoen says:

False alarm :( No Amber yet, sry guys

RudyZ says:

Actually, I just got the GDR2 update on my Lumia 920 (I'm in Lebanon, on a UAE model). You might have to do the above app updates updates first before you can get the GDR2 notification. At least that's what my friends had to first. Enjoy!

MicSimoen says:

It took 2 seperate updates but now I can confirm that Amber is here

edgarhdz89 says:

Thanks for these updates, i'm from México, dan, do you know something about gdr2for my country?? I'm getting tired