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Singapore Lumia 800 users receiving 12070 battery-fix update

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Nokia seems to be wrapping up testing of their much anticipated firmware update, 12070. The update brings better battery life through better controlled screen-brightness and ~70 mA discharge when idle.  In addition, the update tweaks the camera's white balance a little and sound is improved via the bass response.

We can testify that 12070 has nearly tripled our battery life since we forced-upgraded from 11401, making this a worthy and important update for Lumia users.

Those in Singapore seem to be the lucky ones tonight as they are now getting 12070 official through Zune Desktop, making them the first group to get the honors. So if you're in Singapore, y'all need to stop reading this and go get your update as it is totally worth the 15 minutes.

We expect the rest of Lumia 800 users to start to get their updates later on this week. Stay tuned.

Thanks, VoodooKing for the heads up; See XDA forums for further confirmation

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Singapore Lumia 800 users receiving 12070 battery-fix update

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Yeah, it was bad...I mean, it was noteworthy bad. I think 11501 fixed it a bit, but 11401 was like odd--we're talking 14-16 hours and it'd be dead.

We are receiving this update in India too! kinda sad that I have to wait till the evening to get my firmware updated!

How about giving the unbranded people some love? I still haven't gotten the last Nokia update either. And I thought not having a carrier branded phone meant no one to delay my updates...

I actually got an update notfication this morning and it did turn out to be the 11500 update. Thanks for the heads up! Now hopefully I don't have to wait until the next update to get the 12070 one... 

Not in the world of windows phone. At least in Europe branded devices get the updates faster. I even branded my Optimus 7 to get tethering... Btw any information when the lumias get it?

This will be interesting my phone is Singtel branded but I now have moved to Thailand. Thailand does not even sell the Nokia 800 here.:( I Have a feeling I will not get this update.

There are no new 12070 ROMs with new camera modes. Not sure where you heard that from?

I've tested the Indian and Australian versions and they are not there so I'm not sure why folks are expecting them...

That's what I thought, thx.

That's old info (well, "internet old" anyways). Upon people actually installing the various ROMs it was noted by others (and myself) that there are no new camera modes.

Perhaps those will be enabled in a later update--quite possible. But don't expect to find them with this one.

I'm from KL but registered my Lumia using Singapore address. Boight it month before actual launch in Malaysia. Got my 12070 just now...

In Switzerland there is no update either right now.
How did you force it? VPN to a proxy or the trick with pull the LAN cabel or something new? ^^

Updated my phone a few hours ago. The improved sound quality is really noticeable to me. I'm in Singapore and my phone is unbranded.

I have unbranded phone here in Ireland. Has always been on 11501...have never had any battery issues. Lumia 800 always lasts right through the day. I charge every night and have never had to recharge during day...

Then you'll really be blow away by this update, lol.

What's your discharge rate on the battery when idle? If it's more than ~70 mA, it's too high.

I'm also on 11501 and haven't really had any battery issues in my experience... but i switched from iPhone so I'm used to having to charge every night (as i have to do now with my Lumia 800). Do you think 12070 will improve battery life even more? In the Nokia Diagnostics app, I've got the following numbers:
Current (Discharging): ~145 mAh
Full charge capability: 1287 mAh
StandbyCurrent:~-6 mAh
Will this change with 12070?

Where can I get this diagnostic app?

** update, found it: you enter ##634# on the phone call dial pad.

What are good drain numbers?
On the Lumua 710, mine is hovering around 120-140mA
 

Before the update the Current (Discharging) was hovering around 140-150 and now it's mostly around 65-80. Hopefully this means I'm getting almost double battery life now, but we'll see... I just updated an hour ago :-)

My first comment on WPC! How do I check what version I am running, also, how do I find out why my current idle amp is? Cheers guys

Can't wait for this update! I'm having both battery problems, sound problems... including annoying clicking noises. Also the phone just turned off last night and it took me 2 hours to bring it back to life. Hope this update solves it:-)

I don't understand, I thought unbranded devices got the updates 1st, I mean I have an unbranded Lumia and got the 11500 ages ago.

Updated but no such modes!(Smart Group Shot,Panorama, Action, Self Timer) Just camera Focus Mode set to Normal. Sound ? Not sure....

Very nice pictures, are you putting this down to the phone and some decent setup or just your own skillz. The phone obviously took the shot but definately lots of good camera work with good composition and lighting.

Hello!
 
I bought my phone  on Expansys Korea and it came from Hong Kong. With what country will I get the update?

uggghhh. maybe windows phone isn't for me....once I hear of an update I can't stand the waiting.
 
 

I'm confused, im on 11500 when look at "about" on my settings. What number is the next update for me ? (lumia 800)

If you already have good battery life you will not notice any change with this new firmware. It only improves battery life for those that had very bad battery life.

I originally bought my phone in Singapore and currently I'm staying in Australia - got prompted to update to 12070 yesterday, woohoo.
 
 

The UK Nokia site has been updated with the 12070 update details - has anyone managed to receive a notification to update?
Cheers,