Nokia has announced the commencement of the Asha software update roll out for all the supporting Asha family of devices. The new Nokia Asha software update brings Nokia MixRadio, an improved camera application, Microsoft OneDrive storage support and a more social Fastlane interface. The Asha software update is applicable to all the Asha series mobile phones released last year as well including Asha 500, Asha 501, Asha 502, Asha 503 and Asha 230.
The Nokia Asha software update brings along the MixRadio – a personalised music streaming and download service. However, the MixRadio service is available only to select countries and may not work for everyone.
Users can employ more parental control where in the users can apply special password or PIN code for controlling the web browser and Nokia Store access. With Parental Controls, users can prevent accidental downloads and data usage.
Fastlane has been improved as well and post the update it will show a chronological list of applications recently used. The new update makes Fastlane more social by adding the birthdays and other comment counts to the Fastlane activities.
Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service support is also added with this update that bags the users 7 GB free storage.
The update also brings several tweaks for the camera application of Nokia Asha phones including capability to click self-portrait with voice guidance and the much useful video stabilisation feature. The panorama feature in the normal and self portrait modes is also part of the update.