Nokia has rolled out a beta of the Ovi Store for the developer only Nokia N950. While the release is still beta, it does give us an idea of what the Ovi Store will look like on the not so widely available Nokia N9. The design of the store is based on the MeeGo Harmattan UI that can be seen on the rest of the device with certain similarities with the Ovi Store on Symbian.
The N950 will find the Ovi Store automatically, but if you don’t see it, you can go to settings, applications and check for updates. Since the client is beta and the developer devices aren’t upto speed with the internal Nokia firmwares, there might be a few applications that have installation issues.
Most of the available applications will work on your N950 and existing publicly available firmware (1.2011.22-6). However, there are a few applications in OVI Store that are created with newer pre-production SDK that may fail to install in your device for now. These applications will work also on your device after we have the next SW update available. If a downloaded application does not install, your download history in Ovi Store means that once you have the newer firmware you can download/install the application.
I’m surprised Nokia is still calling it the Ovi Store, after killing the Ovi brand a few months ago. My Nokia Blog a bunch of screenshots if you’re keen on checking the store out in a little more detail.