Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 getting Wi-Fi hotspot and flip-to-silence features

Nokia has released new software updates for both Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710.

This latest update brings a couple of new features to these Windows Phone smartphones. The two major new functionalities are:

1. Both devices can now act as wireless hotspots
2. You can configure to device to go into silence mode by turning the phone’s face down. Nokia calls this feature flip-to-silence.

There are some other features also available on these devices once you update your phone to the latest firmware. You get access to Camera Extras which enhances the camera app on the phone with tons of new functionalities:

Smart Group Shot makes it easy to capture great group shots with just one attempt. With a single press of the camera button, five shots are taken and using advanced algorithms, you can select the best ‘face’ shot for each person in the photo.
Action Shot allows you to take stunning images of movement and action. Take a burst of shots and you will be able to review them all one on top of another before you select the one you prefer.
Self Timer lets you put yourself in the picture. Set the timer, then prop up the phone and then join your friends in the shot. Remember to say cheese!
Panorama enables you to capture beautiful wide landscape images. The simple on-screen instructions guide you as you move your phone, while it stitches together panoramic images with precision alignment.

Nokia highlighted two other features:

Contact Share lets you share and receive Business Cards by SMS
Play To makes it possible for you to share pictures, videos and music from your Lumia smartphone to other DLNA –enabled devices on your home network. Play To is already available for all Lumia devices.