Nokia has finished its scheduled maintenance of the Ovi Store and has provided us with a quick update as to what changes have been made. The main focus for this update was to make it easier to browse, search and discover content, improve the quality of content reviews (e.g. change from 3 to 5 star rating system) and provide more detailed product information to help consumers decide on what to buy. Check out the rest of the details of this update after the break.
When you click on an item in this new version of the Ovi Store, the details page offers more useful information. It is now easier to find and scroll through example screenshots to decide what to download or purchase (see examples below).
The new content rating system is now based on feedback from the global user experience panels, that preferred a 5 star system to the previous 3 star system. With this release and going forward, customers who have actually downloaded something will only be allowed to rate and/or comment on it, preventing misuse of the service. In addition, you will know the reviewer’s device and when it was posted, ensuring the freshness and relevance of the reviews you read.
Some additional changes have also been made to the desktop version of the Ovi Store, which includes the way you choose your Nokia device. If you’re not logged in and click to view content, you are linked immediately to the “Nokia Mobile Device Selector.” This experience is cleaner than the previous carousel-based interface. It ensures that your chosen device is continually matched with the correct content in Store. You can easily change your device by clicking the “Select your Mobile” link at the upper right hand corner of the page.
To get this latest release onto your device simply open up the Ovi Store application on your handset and click “accept” when prompted to install the new software.
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