Nokia Lumia 800 battery fixed, camera and audio bugs wait

The latest software update for the Nokia Lumia 800 should get your battery back up to speed -- but your camera will have to wait.

Nokia says it's solved the Nokia Lumia 800's battery woes. The latest software update is claimed to get your battery back up to speed -- but your camera will have to wait.

Some Lumia 800s suffered from a battery bug that saw it run out of juice all too soon. Nokia reckons this update will take care of the issue, and has turned its attention to the camera's failure to focus.

A problem with interference in the music player has also been flagged by the Finnish phone-fabricators.

On an official support forum, Nokia says update 1600.2483.8106.11500 improves standby time and addresses the issue that caused some phones to fail to charge to full capacity.

But something is still rotten in the state of, er, Finland: Nokia has "noted your concerns regarding audio and camera settings" and plans to solve those issues "in a series of future updates".

Although we didn't have any battery problems during our initial review, our review sample did end up turning itself off a few weeks later and refusing to turn back on. This Craver has been happily using a replacement ever since and there haven't been any issues, which chimes with Nokia's claim that only some phones are affected.

Nokia isn't the only phone giant facing battery issues: a number of readers have reported battery problems with their Samsung Galaxy Nexus .

Has your Lumia faced camera or audio problems? Does your phone's battery regularly run out of gas? Tell us your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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