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December 12 2013

11:40

Introducing Nokia Motion Monitor beta for the Nokia Lumia 1520

Motion Monitor timelineIf you have a Nokia Lumia 1520, you're invited to try out the new Nokia Motion Monitor beta app. Motion Monitor allows you to track your physical activity based on your motion and steps.

The app makes your activity intensity visible on a timeline where your daily details are visible, including step count.  The app tracks your activity intensity and steps through the day and it runs continuously in the background, consuming very little power.

This application will only work on the Nokia Lumia 1520, which has specific hardware that the app needs.

This beta trial is aiming to collect user feedback on overall usability of this feature, including usability of the application, quality of activity and step detection, and power consumption.  

So, please give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

Tags: Blog
08:07

Service break complete. Site back online.

As you can see, the maintenance break is over and the Nokia Beta Labs site is back online.  Thanks for your patience.

If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please report it on our feedback forum.

- John, Community Manager @ Nokia Beta Labs

Tags: Blog

December 10 2013

13:28

Service break on Thursday, December 12 @ 8:00 EET (GMT+2)

Starting at 8:00 EET (GMT+2) on Thursday, December 12 we'll have a service break at Nokia Beta Labs to take care of some maintenance.  We expect the break to last up to two hours, but we'll try to keep the downtime to a minimum.

During that time the site content, forum, and blog will be unavailable, but we'll post status updates on Twitter @nokiabetalabs.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

- John, Community Manager @ Nokia Beta Labs

Tags: Blog

November 26 2013

18:45

Nokia Play To version 3.0 beta now available for Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Play To 3.0 beta is now available for the Nokia Lumia 1520.

iconNew features in Nokia Play To version 3.0 beta compared to earlier Play To version 2 are:

  • Support for all WP8 resolutions
  • Slideshow support for images

 

If you're among the first to get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 1520 and are willing to help out, we would like to hear your feedback, especially about which devices you can share media to and with what devices you have issues with sharing content.

Keep in mind that the application is still in beta and it will have stability and functional issues; it is not either feature complete and some addtional features will be introduced later.  Read more >>

This app version will also be available for other Lumia devices later once the Lumia Black software update becomes available.  Likewise, this app will work on the Nokia Lumia 1320 -  also announced at Nokia World - when it becomes available.

Tags: Blog
18:45

Nokia Play To version 3.0 beta now available for Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Play To 3.0 beta is now available for the Nokia Lumia 1520.

iconNew features in Nokia Play To version 3.0 beta compared to earlier Play To version 2 are:

  • Support for all WP8 resolutions
  • Slideshow support for images

 

If you're among the first to get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 1520 and are willing to help out, we would like to hear your feedback, especially about which devices you can share media to and with what devices you have issues with sharing content.

Keep in mind that the application is still in beta and it will have stability and functional issues; it is not either feature complete and some addtional features will be introduced later.  Read more >>

This app version will also be available for other Lumia devices later once the Lumia Black software update becomes available.  Likewise, this app will work on the Nokia Lumia 1320 -  also announced at Nokia World - when it becomes available.

Tags: Blog
08:23

Nokia Chat powered by Yahoo! beta 1.3 adds performance improvements and offline support

chatThe Nokia Chat team spends a lot of time searching for and reading your feedback.  Whether you provide it on the Nokia Beta Labs discussion forums, Twitter, the Windows Phone Store, or the comments section of your favorite blog, we care about what you have to say.  

So - it’s become clear to us that there are two key areas where Nokia Chat needs improvement: performance and offline support.   We’re happy to say that our new Nokia Chat powered by Yahoo! beta 1.3 takes the first, of many steps, to address both.  

Here’s what’s new and what’s changing:

Faster Startup - When you start Nokia Chat from a pinned tile or the app list, you’ll immediately see your contacts list and have access to past messages, while we simultaneously update both in the background after a network connection has been established.   Previously, you had to wait for these updates to complete before being able to use Chat.

Improved Performance and Responsiveness - Your contacts list and conversation threads will now load faster, and scrolling through both will be much quicker.  

Offline Mode - Starting Nokia Chat without a data connection?  No problem!  With our new offline mode, you’ll be able to read past messages and see a cached copy of your contacts list.  If your data connection returns while you’re inside Chat, simply tap the connect button: we’ll re-enable message sending, retrieve new messages, and update your contacts list.  

What are you waiting for?  Get it today!

We hope these improvements help you spend less time waiting for Chat and spend more time having a chat with millions of other Nokia Chat and Yahoo! Messenger users.  Until our next release, thank you for your continued support. We look forward to your feedback in the Nokia Beta Labs forum.

Best,
Nokia Chat Team

Tags: Blog
08:23

Nokia Chat powered by Yahoo! beta 1.3 adds performance improvements and offline support

chatThe Nokia Chat team spends a lot of time searching for and reading your feedback.  Whether you provide it on the Nokia Beta Labs discussion forums, Twitter, the Windows Phone Store, or the comments section of your favorite blog, we care about what you have to say.  

So - it’s become clear to us that there are two key areas where Nokia Chat needs improvement: performance and offline support.   We’re happy to say that our new Nokia Chat powered by Yahoo! beta 1.3 takes the first, of many steps, to address both.  

Here’s what’s new and what’s changing:

Faster Startup - When you start Nokia Chat from a pinned tile or the app list, you’ll immediately see your contacts list and have access to past messages, while we simultaneously update both in the background after a network connection has been established.   Previously, you had to wait for these updates to complete before being able to use Chat.

Improved Performance and Responsiveness - Your contacts list and conversation threads will now load faster, and scrolling through both will be much quicker.  

Offline Mode - Starting Nokia Chat without a data connection?  No problem!  With our new offline mode, you’ll be able to read past messages and see a cached copy of your contacts list.  If your data connection returns while you’re inside Chat, simply tap the connect button: we’ll re-enable message sending, retrieve new messages, and update your contacts list.  

What are you waiting for?  Get it today!

We hope these improvements help you spend less time waiting for Chat and spend more time having a chat with millions of other Nokia Chat and Yahoo! Messenger users.  Until our next release, thank you for your continued support. We look forward to your feedback in the Nokia Beta Labs forum.

Best,
Nokia Chat Team

Tags: Blog

November 19 2013

07:55

HERE Transit beta available for latest Asha phones

For those of you with one of the latest Asha phones (500, 501, 502, or 503) and located in one of the 800 supported cities, you're invited to try out the beta release of HERE Transit for Asha.

Here Transit Beta makes it easy to get around using public transport:

  • See door-to-door descriptions with walking distances, transfers and timing.
  • Visually compare different route options and decide which one fits you better.
  • Select a nearby station to see next scheduled departures.
  • Save selected routes to make them available off-line or save your favorite destinations.
  • Plan future travel with the time and date options.
  • Enjoy transit in 800 cities in 53 countries.  You can check whether your city has coverage here

 

After you take it for a ride, please share your thoughts on the app's feedback forum.  The development team is interested in your overall impressions of the app, your likes and dislikes, the usefulness of the features, and the accuracy and speed of positioning.  Also, if you spot any issues while using it, please post them for the developers to look into while they prepare the app for publishing in Nokia Store.

 

routes search map journey planner settings

Tags: Blog
07:55

HERE Transit beta available for latest Asha phones

For those of you with one of the latest Asha phones (500, 501, 502, or 503) and located in one of the 800 supported cities, you're invited to try out the beta release of HERE Transit for Asha.

Here Transit Beta makes it easy to get around using public transport:

  • See door-to-door descriptions with walking distances, transfers and timing.
  • Visually compare different route options and decide which one fits you better.
  • Select a nearby station to see next scheduled departures.
  • Save selected routes to make them available off-line or save your favorite destinations.
  • Plan future travel with the time and date options.
  • Enjoy transit in 800 cities in 53 countries.  You can check whether your city has coverage here

 

After you take it for a ride, please share your thoughts on the app's feedback forum.  The development team is interested in your overall impressions of the app, your likes and dislikes, the usefulness of the features, and the accuracy and speed of positioning.  Also, if you spot any issues while using it, please post them for the developers to look into while they prepare the app for publishing in Nokia Store.

 

routes search map journey planner settings

Tags: Blog

November 14 2013

09:33

Service break complete. Site back online.

As you can see, the maintenance break is over and the Nokia Beta Labs site is back online.  Thanks for your patience.

If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please report it on our feedback forum.

- John, Community Manager @ Nokia Beta Labs

Tags: Blog
09:33

Service break complete. Site back online.

As you can see, the maintenance break is over and the Nokia Beta Labs site is back online.  Thanks for your patience.

If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please report it on our feedback forum.

- John, Community Manager @ Nokia Beta Labs

Tags: Blog

November 13 2013

11:42

Service break on Thursday, November 14 @ 8:00 EET (GMT+2)

Starting at 8:00 EET (GMT+2) on Thursday, November 14 we'll have a service break at Nokia Beta Labs to take care of some maintenance.  We expect the break to last up to four hours, but we'll try to keep the downtime to a minimum.

During that time the site content, forum, and blog will be unavailable, but we'll post status updates on Twitter @nokiabetalabs.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

- John, Community Manager @ Nokia Beta Labs

Tags: Blog
11:42

Service break on Thursday, November 14 @ 8:00 EET (GMT+2)

Starting at 8:00 EET (GMT+2) on Thursday, November 14 we'll have a service break at Nokia Beta Labs to take care of some maintenance.  We expect the break to last up to four hours, but we'll try to keep the downtime to a minimum.

During that time the site content, forum, and blog will be unavailable, but we'll post status updates on Twitter @nokiabetalabs.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

- John, Community Manager @ Nokia Beta Labs

Tags: Blog

October 24 2013

12:10

Nokia Reader beta trial concluded. App available in Store for "Touch and Type" Asha phones.

reader iconTo those that participated in the beta trial for Nokia Reader for Series 40, thank you for your participation and support.

You can now download Nokia Reader for touch-and-type Asha phones from the Store: http://store.ovi.com/content/283186

- The Nokia Reader team

Tags: Blog
12:10

Nokia Reader beta trial concluded. App available in Store for "Touch and Type" Asha phones.

reader iconTo those that participated in the beta trial for Nokia Reader for Series 40, thank you for your participation and support.

You can now download Nokia Reader for touch-and-type Asha phones from the Store: http://store.ovi.com/content/283186

- The Nokia Reader team

Tags: Blog

October 23 2013

07:58

Nokia Conference Beta updated

ConferenceAn updated version (0.98) of Nokia Conference is now available.  It includes these new features / improvements:

  • Support for conference systems where leaders join with different info than participants
  • Support for conference systems, like GoToMeeting, where the phone number is different for each meeting
  • GoToMeeting support built into the app
  • Several improvements to parsing logic, improving ID, PIN, and phone number detection
  • Fixed bug where pauses in dial strings were too long, longer than the number of seconds actually configured in the UI
  • Other fixes and minor UI improvements

 

If you make conference calls, be sure to give it a try and share your feedback.   We hope it makes your life a little easier.

Tags: Blog
07:58

Nokia Conference Beta updated

ConferenceAn updated version (0.98) of Nokia Conference is now available.  It includes these new features / improvements:

  • Support for conference systems where leaders join with different info than participants
  • Support for conference systems, like GoToMeeting, where the phone number is different for each meeting
  • GoToMeeting support built into the app
  • Several improvements to parsing logic, improving ID, PIN, and phone number detection
  • Fixed bug where pauses in dial strings were too long, longer than the number of seconds actually configured in the UI
  • Other fixes and minor UI improvements

 

If you make conference calls, be sure to give it a try and share your feedback.   We hope it makes your life a little easier.

Tags: Blog

October 10 2013

12:30

Personalize your Lumia's Glance screen with Glance Background beta

Glance BackgroundYou're invited to try out the new Glance Background beta application, which allows you to customize the Glance screen on your Lumia with a personalized background image.  Choose from several preloaded images or create your own.

This trial is aiming to collect user feedback on overall usability of this feature, including quality of images, power consumption and editor features.  

So, please give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

Note: The beta is provided as a stand-alone app for Lumia devices that support the Glance feature and that have the Amber software release.  Check that your device is supported before installing.

Tags: Blog
12:30

Personalize your Lumia's Glance screen with Glance Background beta

Glance BackgroundYou're invited to try out the new Glance Background beta application, which allows you to customize the Glance screen on your Lumia with a personalized background image.  Choose from several preloaded images or create your own.

This trial is aiming to collect user feedback on overall usability of this feature, including quality of images, power consumption and editor features.  

So, please give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

Note: The beta is provided as a stand-alone app for Lumia devices that support the Glance feature and that have the Amber software release.  Check that your device is supported before installing.

Tags: Blog

September 26 2013

05:49

Nokia Chat powered by Yahoo! beta 1.2 is now available for your Lumia

We're happy to announce that today's Nokia Chat powered by Yahoo! beta 1.2 introduces support for four more languages: Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Portuguese (Português), and Italian (Italiano).   

Up until now, Nokia Chat for Lumia phones has only been available in English and Spanish.  Yet many of you who don't live in English or Spanish-speaking countries are using it every day.  Wow!  Needless to say, we're very flattered with your enthusiasm and commitment.  It's time for us to return the favor, by making it even easier for you to reach millions of other Nokia Chat and Yahoo! Messenger users.   

Get it today!

But wait, there's even more!

Share Nokia Music clips: Have a great song stuck in your head?  Share a sample with your Chat contacts! If you live in a region where Nokia Music is available, tap the attach icon during a conversation and select music. You'll see a list of top Nokia Music tracks and a search box where you can find others.

If your friend is also using Chat on a Lumia, they can play the sample you've shared directly in the app, as well as buy the entire track by tapping the album art.  And if they're using a Lumia with Windows Phone 8, they can tap on the radio button to start the Nokia Music artist-inspired mix.    What if your friend isn't using a Lumia?  No worries!  Your contact will see a link to the Nokia Music store where they can sample and see more about the song you've shared.   

share music music sample

 

Lastly, we know that a fast and reliable messaging experience is important to you.  In this latest release, we've resolved a number of the issues you've reported and made good progress on improving performance.  This is a continuous effort on our part, and we look forward to making Chat even better in the future.  

Until then, Happy Chatting!

Best,
Nokia Chat Team

Tags: Blog
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