I love my phone. Yeah yeah, I know you hadn’t noticed, but I do. For starters it keeps me in touch with all you weird and wonderful people (feel free to categorise yourselves), and that’s enough to bring on the love despite it’s many other talents.
Unfortunately I’m a very impatient man. And seeing all the shiny new features on other phones makes me want to rob a bank to get a new one occasionally.
Thankfully Nokia, after sending me gifts galore in the past few weeks, has decided it’s got one last surprise for me. The firmware for my N81 8GB just got treated to version 20.0.056 bringing a load of new features with it. Flash Lite has been updated from release 2.1 to release 3 bringing full Flash video support with it. The menus now have new transition animations to make them seem more fresh. There’s a load of features like that as well as behind the scenes bug fixes and updates, but the part of the firmware update that’s impressed me the most is the inclusion of Web Runtime.
I’ve been looking for a way to get that on my phone for months now. Basically it’s a new programming language for my phone that allows widgets to be run on phones. It’s been on a small amount of the most expensive phones up til now and I didn’t think I’d ever get to play with it without robbing that bank.
Hooray for Nokia.