This post supersedes the previous announcement regarding the Firmware 12070 update posted on April 2nd 2012.
The issue which prevented a wide scale roll-out of that update has been resolved in this new firmware.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation while this issue was worked through with Nokia
Great news for those of you eagerly awaiting an update to your Nokia Lumia 800 - Nokia have advised that the update will begin rolling-out from today.
This update is primarily a bug-fixing release and you will not see any immediate change to the way you interact with your device.
What does this mean?
While deployment of this update has begun, it will be progressively released to devices in a staged process over a 24 day period.
When your device is ready to be updated, you will be notified that the update is available and prompted to plug your Lumia into your computer. To ensure you receive this notification, make sure that in Settings > Phone Update you have turned "Notify me when new updates are found" and "Use my mobile data connection to check for updates" to ON.
How do I install the update?
You will first need to download and install the Zune software for your PC or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac. When your Lumia prompts you to say that the update is available to your device plug it into your PC or Mac and follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure you have backed-up your data and have a full battery before you begin. For detailed instructions please see Microsoft's "How do I update my phone software?" page
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I begin to receive the update?
Nokia have advised that delivery of the update to a small percentage of existing users began today. Delivery will gradually ramp up so that the update will be broadly available to most existing users towards the end of May.
Will all existing users get the update for free?
This update is available for free to all users of the Nokia Lumia 800 purchased from Vodafone. Roll-out schedules for devices purchased from other providers may vary. You will require internet connection on your PC to download and install the new update.
What are some of the key benefits of this update?
Better battery performance
Camera automatically detects 50/60Hz to remove flicker in stills and videos.