Looks like iOS 4.2 has some new performance enhancements under the hood, according to Nokia Siemens. The new included tech is called Network Controlled Fast Dormancy to minimize network congestion and improve battery life.
Here’s what Nokia Siemens had to say:
With its latest iPhone iOs 4.2 software, it looks like Apple is joining efforts to cut smartphone signalling down to size. Tests by Nokia Siemens Networks have shown that iPhone iOs 4.2Â supports a technology called Network Controlled Fast Dormancy, which we have already introduced into our networks. Basically, the technology makes the network and the handset work together to create the best conditions for smartphones to work quickly, yet have a long battery life and minimize network congestion.
What a crazy way to learn about new tech bundled into 4.2–from Nokia Siemens. For those iOS 4.2, have you noticed any battery or network improvements? We know that the Rogers 3G network has had its share of troubles, which this Network Controlled Fast Dormancy probably wouldn’t make a difference.
What else is Apple hiding in iOS 4.2 that we don’t know about? We know there’s limited AirPlay and AirPrint functionality…but what else?!