Even after two years of growing old, it still remains so - the Nokia 5800 is one of the very few fortunate phones that's lucky enough to get continued firmware upgrades, most of them very noticably significant.
And if you are well-informed of the cellular-realm, you might already know that the latest firmware update for the Nokia 5800, v52.0.007 has been out a few days ago, which promised to bring improved touch response and better performance to the table. Well now, installed the firmware and have tinkered around with it for a while, checking for new features -
* Improved Performance: As with every good firmware upgrade, v52 leaves your phone feeling much snappier and responsive than before. Menu response, browser performance, and even the speed of UI auto-rotate has seen a boost.
* Louder volume levels in the music-player
* Slight modifications in the onscreen keyboard layout and spacing: The onscreen keyboard has been tweaked slightly, with marginally improved spacing - this essentially means that typing-errors will reduce a little bit, but the change is not very significant.
* Improved touch-response: The touch-screen sensitivity has increased noticably, and so has the haptic-feedback. The short rumble you used to get for each touch has transformed into something more soft and realistic, very similar to the response of an actual, physical button-press.
* The Maps application has been updated to version 3.04 (10WK32), which brings some major revamps - in addition to the usual Lonely Planet and Burrp, you get additional goodies like the Map Reporter, with which you can report errors or missing features in the map of your area.
* Several bug-fixes in the WiFi connectivity: Have you, for instance, tried to browse the Ovi Store over a WiFi connection and failed, and never knew what was wrong? Well, this was a bug - this and several other similar bugs have been fixed in the newest update.
* The browser has been updated to version 126.96.36.199, and the image and video capturing algorithms have been improved
Update is available via both NSU (Ovi Suite), and OTA (directly from your phone, via the Software Update app).
Also, if you happen to find any tiny new feature that have been missed out...do comment