Today we’re beginning to roll out the newest Maemo 5 software update to N900 users worldwide. The main features of the PR1.2 release include Facebook chat support, video calls with Google Talk and Skype support. And best of all, it enables the newest games and apps from Ovi Store to run on your Nokia N900.
To install the update, just click the flashing exclamation mark on your device home screen or go to the application manager and click the “Update” button and select “Maemo 5” in the update list. If you get a not enough memory warning, just uninstall a few apps (hyperlink: http://maemo.nokia.com/userguides/.en-US/GUID-013B5D9B-4AB8-4938-93FE-472A64BE7E63.html#d0e23013) and try again.
We strongly encourage all users to install the latest software to ensure your N900 runs as smoothly as possible. Once you’ve installed the update, you’ll also be able to enjoy new Ovi Store content like 3D Rollercoaster, QuickPanorama Pro, Angry Birds Level Pack, Sygic Mobile Maps and more. Please note that because PR1.2 enables paid content, older versions of Maemo 5 will no longer support Ovi Store.
Additionally, PR1.2 will support developer technology that enables application compatibility between Maemo5 and the upcoming MeeGo OS.