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SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR NOKIA 105

Hi , I'm using Nokia 105 as a backup phone. Could you give update for this device (RM 1134) it's now running on 14.0.11 which was released on September 2016. Please give updates....

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Er, you do realise most people using this phone don't even know what software updates are, right? And as far as I know Series 30+ phones can be updated via USB (I've done that with my 220), but since 105 doesn't have a backup mechanism (either to another phone via Bluetooth or to a memory card), your data would be lost forever. I wonder what people would expect from an update for 105. It's a very basic phone so there is little room for bugs (and improvement too). There wouldn't be exciting new features like a browser or MP3 player because the hardware simply wouldn't allow it.

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Er, you do realise most people using this phone don't even know what software updates are, right? And as far as I know Series 30+ phones can be updated via USB (I've done that with my 220), but since 105 doesn't have a backup mechanism (either to another phone via Bluetooth or to a memory card), your data would be lost forever. I wonder what people would expect from an update for 105. It's a very basic phone so there is little room for bugs (and improvement too). There wouldn't be exciting new features like a browser or MP3 player because the hardware simply wouldn't allow it.

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But UI improvements can be made through updates

 >> Er, you do realise most people using this phone don't even know what software updates are, right?


Well, my apologies, but what exactly are you implying here? That the Nokia 105 users can't afford an update, or are in some way disabled, or are "on the other side of the history"? Look at this page before answering: https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-105-dual-sim.


I don't see any reason why Nokia can't improve the software of these Series 30+ phones. I have a Nokia 150 Dual Sim and here is my list of the most obvious and wanted improvements so far:


1. The phone book. Make it possible to store more than 1 number per contact. 5 numbers ideally + email, birthday etc. And please remove the weird 16 symbols limitation for the book entries. Make this phone book a good personal organizer. - It's hardware independent.


2. The screen. Let us configure the screen brightness, hence the battery. - Again, it's hardware independent.


3. Bring the Nokia PC Suite back. Or any other update and phone management tool. Let the users really control their devices, and they will thank you back.

What I can tell from the marketing page is that the 105 is mostly desgined for people who want a simle, durable and inexpensive phone, which means people from developing countries, old people, or people looking for a backup phone. They've got other, more important issues to care about than software updates. I never said that the S30+ OS shouldn't be improved. Rather, it should be scrapped and the more advanced S40 should be brought back (lol). But this thread is specifically about updates for the 105, and because that phone is so limited in connectivity, the only way HMD can provide them is via a website or a tool, and the number of people who will take notice will be astronomically small. When Microsoft released an update for the 220, I installed it using a tool called Nokia Software Recovery Tool that deletes everything on the phone. How could a normal user deal with that? It's been four years since the first S30+ device was released, and until this day the OS is still riddled with bugs and limitations. There is still no way to download and install updates directly, an ability that the old S40 had had ten years ago. The number of compatible apps is next to zero. Many connectivity standards are missing (including Bluetooth audio on your 150 if I remember correctly). I can't understand what Microsoft were thinking when they decided to discontinue S40.
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