Microsoft rolls out a software update for the ultra-low-cost Nokia 130
Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services division for over $7 billion. Since the, the software giant has made quite a lot of changes to promote its Lumia range of products, such as discontinuing the AOSP based Nokia X line up, as well as the Asha series. However, there’s one category which is here to stay in my opinion, the feature phone segment, where Nokia is still very popular.
Back in August, the company introduced the extremely affordable Nokia 130 feature phone which doesn’t offer a shiny big screen or eye-popping specifications, but costs only 19 Euros (almost $25). As per a new report, the handset is getting a software update as we speak and brings a few bug fixes on board. Along with the usual stability and performance improvements, the new update brings support for the Bulgarian language, as well as a fix for the “contacts not ready” error.
The update is rolling out in Europe, but since it doesn’t support over-the-air updates, Nokia 130 owners have to connect their device to their PCs and update it using the old fashioned way through the Lumia Software Recovery tool.Further reading: Feature phones, Microsoft, Nokia, Nokia 130