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Nokia Releases Update for Lumia 800; Fix Low Battery Life Issue

Nokia has started rolling out the second update for its flagship Windows smartphone - the Lumia 800. Alongside a number of bug fixes and some minor performance enhancements, the new update will also improve the handset's battery life.

The Finnish mobile phone giant stated the update should reach handset users worldwide within the next couple of weeks.

This move was taken by the company after many handset users started complaining about the device's poor battery life. Nokia promised it would come up with an update in early 2012 to resolve the issue.

According to many users who raised the issue, the handset would simply refuse to be fully charged, meaning it never attained the full battery-capacity phase. Worse even, only within a matter of hours, the device started showing "low battery" alarms.

"The update will not be delivered to every Lumia 800 simultaneously, but rather will be staggered over the next two weeks through Microsoft's standard update process," Nokia clarified in a blog post, Pocket-lint reports.

"Around half of owners will get the update in the next seven days, with the remainder over the following seven days," it added.