If you own one of the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7, there is a good news for you. Nokia just announced availability of first updates to its Symbian Anna mobile operating system. As N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 sports Symbian Anna, you can upgrade the handsets to get advantage of new features and enhancements added.
The update includes new icons, a portrait QWERTY keyboard, faster web browsing and better maps and a lot more. Let me explain each briefly:
- Portrait QWERTY keyboard
A portrait QWERTY keyboard added for faster and single-handed typing. That enables split screen view to let you see the post you are replying to.
- Web Browser enhancements
Web browser is improved for simplicity and speed. Better support of current wen standards.
- Improved Ovi Maps
Ovi maps are simplified and claimed to be faster than before. It also includes public transport routes.
- Business functions
Emails are enhanced to recognize meeting requests and add to calendar properly. Security is tightened with better encryption and protocols.
- NFC (Near Field Communication)
Symbian Anna updates activates the NFC hardware in the Nokia C7, for easy sharing, games and read NFC tags.
How to download and install updates?
There are two options:
- The Symbian Anna update will be available through Ovi Suite installed on the PC (recommended)
- The SW Update app on your phone. (not recommended unless you have fast and reliable Wi-Fi)
Following countries will receive updates this week starting from today.
Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, the UK, and more
Other countries are mostly confirmed for the next three weeks.