Nokia Nuron Update Rolling Out?

The Nokia Nuron is one of those phones that runs a fine line between smartphone and dumbphone and does it well. For those of you who took the leap with this one, a software update awaits your calling. Details regarding this update remain unknown, however the description of “Improves phone’s performance and brings you the latest features,” has to mean something good right? We’ll be hunting for more details but if you’ve managed to grab the update already sound off below and let us know if you’ve found anything different.

Not sure how to update your software?

Go to Settings> Phone> Phone Mgmt.> Device Updates>Options>Check for Update

If it says you have no update, than you are already running the latest software.

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  • Mohammad

    Neuron vs the upcoming samsung gravity T. Wonder which one I should get…

    • Austin

      I Guess go with the samsung t for the physical keyboard

  • Hexpoll

    Just a stability upgrade afaik. The unbranded 5230s have universal kinetic scrolling, so hopefully that patch will land soon.

  • Funzier

    I am going to get the gravity T. The virtual keypad is a dealbreaker for me. I cannon type at all on it.

    • Mohammad

      Me neither. I tried using my friends HD2 with swype and I was very frustrated. Couldn’t enter a sentence in 2 min! That’s why I need a phone with touchscreen AND a keyboard, but not a horizontal keyboard but a vertical one. Looking forward to buying the dell lightning even though its wm7, no matter what the price is.

      • Dashi

        UMMMM FOLKS The Hd2 And The Nuron Are COMPLETELY Different As Far As Touch Screens Go, The Nuron Has A Pressure Sensitive Screen, Meaning You Can Use A Stylest On It! Try Useing A Stylest On Your HD2 BTW The Harder You Push The More Likely It’s Gunna Work On Your HD2 Pics Or It Didn’t Happen!

  • http://www.abstractwankery.com oZ

    What makes the iPhone a smartphone, and this border on a dumbphone?

  • jonathan

    Sorry to say it but this isn’t anything new. I’ve had this update for two weeks now and it hasn’t improved anything; at least nothing that can be readily noticed.

    • EA575

      Me too. I’ve had this ever since the update came out (which was around late May), and I see no difference.

  • austin

    its sped up loading of apps such as opera mobile but made texting painfully slow because its a 5-10 dec wait time to compose a message

  • tmotech

    I work in tech support and I have to say the nuron is one of the worst crap piles we sell besides the Tap. For the money and data plan a month it’s ok, but it is not a very user friendly device.

    • Deaconclgi

      It is user friendly with large icons and easy to read and understand text. I know people of all ages that have one. The menu structure is simple, you want applications, click applications, games, click games, files, click file manager. It is that simple and user friendly. I’m guessing it is a new OS for you and your customers, maybe it is time to do some reading of the manual.

      Please state reasons why you think it is the worst crap pile.

      • Wakka

        Ok, we get it, you love Nokia.

    • Vinchenzo

      Gee. The neuron looks like every other Nokia I have ever used yet, you say it’s not user friendly. So… Please enlighten us the difference between the neuron and any other s60 device that Nokia has put out? Either way, I am guessing when T-Mobile puts out the e73, you are gonna call that a piece of crap too. And based upon your POV, you also put the N97 and basically all of the N Series phones in the same boat. Did you ever think that you were the one that is the one that is not very user friendly?

  • manus

    For 180 no contract its a good device plus u get a soccer ball if u buy one and its awesome!!

  • djdarkknight96

    Don’t forget you can use Ovi maps without a data plan! It will do turn by turn voice navigation FREE! Very durable phone and easy to use, I work care and sell then all the time, smartest ” dumb” phone I’ve ever seen! I get very little calls about issues with it. The best part is internet is only $10per month!

  • nokiabrock

    Be advised. If you do the update that did come out 2 weeks ago. You will NOT be able to debrand the phone and still use it on Tmobiles AWS bands. For those who don’t care about branding. I noticed a big improvement in performance after the update. Especially when switching between menus. In my option the Tmobile branding truly does NOT cripple this phone like so many before it.

  • Corey

    Updating now…. I bought this phone shortly after it came out because I could sinc my Exchange email/calendar with a $10/month data plan.

    This phone drives me crazy because it takes SO long just to get to the screen to send a text message. And entering text isn’t much better because the keyboard will lock up… Hopefully this update fixes that issue.

  • newtobatch

    I think tmotech and their opinion is a crap pile. if you are incapable of learning anything new then that is entirely your fault. I’ve had the nuron for a few months now, and it has been fine. I switched from a Winmo 6.5 phone to this, and since the operating system is different you have to get acquainted with it, took me about a day or so. Like moving from windows to linux. Now that I know where everything is, it is very functional. Granted it is not a media device like the HD2, but as far as being a smartphone goes it really is one, it can run multiple apps at the same time, while you’re talking on it, or surfing on it. It can install third party apps, and there are definitely some nice ones out there. It also has the nicest 2 mp camera around, granted this is a downgrade from the my 3.2mp on my previous smartphone, the pictures in decent light are truly remarkable for a 2mp rated camera, especially when viewed on a computer monitor screen. The only qualm I have with this phone is that it does not let you turn of the camera shutter sound, and the sounds for the shutter are loud. There is a hack that lets you do it, but it also seems to slow the camera down for some reason, so I would not advise it.

  • newtobatch

    @corey

    You might want to take the phone back, mine reaches the messaging screen in under half a second. I did have to return one phone because of a lag in just about everything. I spoke with nokia and tmo support, they had me hard reset the phone a few times and then acknowledged it was a product defect, I got it swapped right out, and nuron I am currently using has no speed issues (except if I have too many apps open, but then again so does the iphone or just about any android or windows phone)

  • CSharpner

    I have a Nokia Nuron 5230. I don’t have a data plan. Is there a way to browse the web and download apps by connecting it to my PC? …kind of like the way Windows Mobile phones do via the USB cable?

    I did find somewhat of a hack if your PC has bluetooth, but mine doesn’t.

    TIA

  • cynthia

    does it cost money to update it?

    • Guest

      only network internet charges if directly from phone…. updating from pc ,ovi suite and nokia are free

    • Guest

      only network internet charges if directly from phone…. updating from pc ,ovi suite and nokia are free

  • Carl

    Well I have this phone, and overall I think it was a very good deal, but I agree with TMOtech’s opinion on the menus. It’s a crazy phone, and a lot of the menus remind me of older Motorolas. It seems like a lot of parts were made by engineers who never met each other. Some options require double-clicks for no reason, and some just change instantly when clicked, with no option popup. Nokia hasn’t figured out how to implement press-and-hold for editing an item without opening it, which makes some of this confusion necessary.

    The whole interface is always one step short of working smoothly, especially when entering text. It always defaults to that lined screen with a cursor, even though the phone doesn’t have a keyboard so you always have to double-tap to get to the only thing you could want to do.

    There is no sure way to minimize an application without closing it, and the phone does not multitask very well. 2 applications tops before memory is full, which is a weird limitation considering the fast processor.

    Fortunately, that’s all I usually need. Running Opera Mobile instead of Mini brings some improvements for website compatibility, and the high-resolution touch screen works fairly well.

    I don’t think the Tap model has interface issues. You might think so at first because it is impossible to find options you want, but that’s because they don’t exist, not because they are organized poorly.

  • MayorAdamWest

    I just got two of these babies for free as my contract was running out at the end of the month, so I re-upped for two year.

    The phone is awesome since you don’t have to pay the 30 per month for the upper tier data plans. The 3G is plenty fast and it run apps great.

    My only quirk is replying to a text message. You have to click 3 different things.

    Other than that, this phone is awesome I love it.

  • Jscottu

    I’ve been using the Palm Centro for the last couple of years. We are going to Tmobile and my daughter is getting the Nuron to replace her iphone 2g. Say what you will but the Nuron has a replaceable battery (that is important), it has a $10 a month data plan (my palm cost $25 to surf and it’s not as good), a built in FM radio, takes memory cards, uses regular low cost headsets, and can be cheaply replaced if you lose or break it. If you can afford it…go for the iphone. Or save money with Nuron and give the savings to charity.

  • Jscottu

    I’ve been using the Palm Centro for the last couple of years. We are going to Tmobile and my daughter is getting the Nuron to replace her iphone 2g. Say what you will but the Nuron has a replaceable battery (that is important), it has a $10 a month data plan (my palm cost $25 to surf and it’s not as good), a built in FM radio, takes memory cards, uses regular low cost headsets, and can be cheaply replaced if you lose or break it. If you can afford it…go for the iphone. Or save money with Nuron and give the savings to charity.

  • Snow_bally

    i ve just bought new 5230 nuron t mobile. but it wasnt like i thought. theres no contacts bar, no updates and so on. it seems really pissed off. why?

    • Azrukraine

      you have contacts bar…search for it in settings-personal-home screen

    • Azrukraine

      you have contacts bar…search for it in settings-personal-home screen