Owners of Nokia N8, C7, C6-01, and E7 would love this piece of good news. The Finnish company has announced that the software update for the phones (codenamed Symbian Anna) will be available for download from 2 September next month. More details inside.
For those waiting for the software update to their Nokia N8, C7, C6-01, and E7, the wait is over. Symbian Anna is finally arriving and promises significant enhancement to your user experience. It offers a variety of new features including a fresh user interface, virtual QWERTY keypad in portrait mode, enhanced Nokia Maps, better web browsing and stronger security. Smartphone owners can download Symbian Anna using the latest version of Ovi Suite (version 3.1.1) on a PC or over-the-air directly to the smartphone.
Key features with Symbian Anna:
- User interface: SymbianAnna brings a fresh new look and feel to the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, and Nokia E7 with crisp icons and multiple usability enhancements. Typing on the virtual QWERTY keypad is now available in portrait mode.
- Maps and navigation: Symbian Anna enhances Nokia Maps with better search functionality, new public transportation routes and the ability to check-in to favorite geo-social network sites like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter
- Browsing: A faster,easier-to-use browser, delivering quicker page loads and improved device navigation allowing people to connect more easily to their favorite sites onthe go.
- Better for business: Symbian Anna brings true business-grade security with improved data encryption on Nokia smartphones. Business users with a Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 or Nokia E7 can now easily and securely access their company intranet with IPSEC and SSL VPN enablers.
- NearField Communications (NFC): The Symbian Anna software update also activates the NFC hardware in the Nokia C7, so people can now simply tap their Nokia C7s together to share contacts, photos, videos and play games; easily pair with NFC-enabled accessories from Nokia and others; and read NFC tags to check-in and more.
= Symbian Anna software update in Singapore will be available for download via www.nokia.com.sg/anna. Symbian users are advised to check the website from 2 September 2011 for upgrade user guide and local variant availability.
= Method of delivery of the software update differs from market to market and operator to operator.