Symbian Anna, the latest software update for Symbian^3 smartphones, is available for download starting today. According to Nokia, Symbian Anna will significantly enhance the user experience on the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia E7.
The update will bring a new user interface, virtual Qwerty keypad in portrait mode, split-screen messaging, enhanced Nokia Maps, better web browsing and stronger security.
Symbian Anna can be downloaded by visiting the nearest Nokia Care or Nokia Priority Partner. Additionally, it can be downloaded using the latest version of Ovi Suite (version 3.1.1) on a PC, or over-the-air directly to your smartphone. The Symbian Anna upgrade is available free of cost.
Ilari Nurmi, vice president at Nokia, India, said, “Symbian Anna represents a significant update to the experience those users have and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Symbian, which will see up to 10 more phones introduced over the next 12 months, further updates to the user experience and support for the software until at least 2016.”
Key features with Symbian Anna:
User interface: According to Nokia, Symbian Anna would bring 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 touchscreen will be much easier with a split screen, so you can see message threads, webpages, contacts or email view while typing on the virtual Qwerty keypad — now also available in portrait mode.
Maps and navigation: Symbian Anna would 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, the company has claimed.
Browsing: The update would bring a faster, easier-to-use browser, which according to Nokia, would deliver quicker page loads and improved device navigation allowing people to connect more easily to their favorite sites on the go
Better for business: For security, Symbian Anna brings improved data encryption for 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.
Near Field 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.