The update that Nokia announced for its Lumia 710 and 800 models last week has already begun to roll out.
For those not familiar with the update, which is available during June and July according to Nokia, the most significant addition is that of Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. With the new Wi-Fi tethering feature, all Lumia 710 and 800 handsets will be able to share their internet connections with up to five different devices.
The update also contains the new flip-to-silence feature, which is exactly what it sounds like. If the phone begins to ring, all users have to do is flip the phone over and it’s immediately silenced.
One of the other elements of the update that was previously announced, the Contact Share app (which lets users exchange business cards via SMS), is not actually available yet. Currently, the update only grants users the ability to download said app once it is made available sometime this July.
As for the Camera Extras app, Nokia was not entirely clear about its availability in its post about the update; at one point, it said that, like Contact Share, it would not be available until July. But towards the end of the post, it said that Camera Extras is available right now fot those in the U.S. or China.
The update is only available to Windows 7.5 (Mango) users and is not OTA, so in order to receive it, users must connect their phones to their PCs and use the Zune software to receive the update. And rest easy, Lumia 900 and 610 users: Wi-Fi hotspot and flip-to-silence are already available features on your phones, and you will be able to download Camera Extras and Contact Share whenever they’re made available.
Source: Conversations by Nokia