True to its word, version 20.2011.40-4 brings a number of updates including NFC tag reading, enhanced music controls, a Swype keyboard, and a few other worthy features described below:
NFC tag reading to instantly interact with NFC tags
Music controls on lock screen
Photo and video shooting with color filters: black & white, sepia, vivid, negative, solarize
More powerful multitasking with improved memory handling
Swype for fast typing
Faster MfE synch, synchronizing only active folders
Noise cancellation reduces background noise so that your friends hear you better
Close apps easily with swiping down, now on by default
New indicators for standby screen like charging and calendar etc.
Not much to say about PR 1.1 except that it has over 3,500 bug fixes in all (and 308 additional features).
The PR 1.2 update is being wrapped up (still no freeze) and is rumoured to land this year adding features such as folders, bookmarks, "universal" copy/paste, better swipe-down-to-close, and others (PR 1.3 is in the planning stages). Further information on 1.2 can be found in the comments to a blog of one of the Nokia developers. While I may not like "rapid release" in my browser; I do like it in a phone as opposed to large updates every few months because large updates have a greater chance of breaking things (I've experienced this with Android and even Apple has had problems with every release).
For those who don't know, the n9 now has quite a few applications (I've heard the number 3000, but I don't know with any certainty). The number is small compared to other platforms, but shows that developers still think the platform is viable.
Edited by hajile - 11/8/11 at 2:43pm