Ovi Store Updated to v1.05(611)Filed Under Nokia 5800 News
Continuing the good work that our friends at Espoo have been doing over the last couple of weeks, they have now updated the Ovi store. Yeah we kept reading from them and elsewhere that Ovi store is all set to get a new revamp and boy, they did deliver on the promise.
So what’s the update all about? Honestly we think, this is the best iteration of Ovi store we have seen from Nokia. Looks like the folks at Nokia took a long look at the list of complaints reviewers and users kept throwing at them and finally took the time to iron them out before churning out their update for their app store. After all they are competing with iTunes App store and lest we sound raucous, we think the Ovi Store is ready for a head-on fight with Apple’s iTunes App store.
So there you see the “search tab” is more prominent now and applications are classified in “Top Free”, “Best Sellers” and “New” wise, which looks very familiar to the iTunes App store. Further, the app in general loads a lot faster and is much easier to browse around.
What we like?
- The improved visibility of the search tab
- Classification of apps within the home page itself
What we don’t like?
- The design seems to have been ripped off straight from iTunes App store, especially the homescreen cataloging of apps to “top free”, “best sellers” and “New” which is similar to “Top paid”, “Top free”, and “Release date” type of sorting on iTunes App store. We like the design but just that we were expecting something innovative rather than reproducing what Apple has done
Though certain aspects have been borrowed from the iTunes App store, the latest avatar of the Ovi store is here to make an impression and it does that in style. This is one update you don’t wanna miss and you won’t for the app prompts you for the update as soon as you tap on the ovi store icon on your 5800s.