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Symbian Anna Update released – How to Update

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Nokia has Finally released the much awaited, the Final,  Symbian Anna update has been release for N8, C7 , E7 and C6-01. By final update we mean that Nokia Top Execs have hinted that tjhis will be the last and Final update for Symbian Phone and all future Symbian phones if released and will released are most likely to have running Symbian Anna. Symbian is actually an improvement to the Symbian^3 and also brings along some hints of the Meego user Interface in the N9.

Update your Nokia phone To Symbian Anna Using PC

If you use a PC, Nokia Ovi Suite can check your phone’s current software version and download new versions when they become available, using your PC’s internet connection.

Nokia Ovi Suite also helps you to back up your contacts and photos, synchronise your calendar and update other applications such as Maps.

To update your phone’s software using Nokia Ovi Suite on your PC:

  1. On your PC, open Nokia Ovi Suite and connect your phone.
  2. In Nokia Ovi Suite, select Tools > Software updates.
  3. From the list of available updates, choose what you’d like to install.

It’s free to download and use Nokia Ovi Suite. It runs on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.


Note: If you’re a Mac user, you need to update your software from your device as Nokia Ovi Suite is not available for Mac OS.

Update your Nokia Phone to Symbian Anna Update from Your Phone

You can download most software updates straight to your phone, with no need for a PC.

These free software updates from Nokia keep your phone working at its best, with improvements to battery life and performance as well as new features.

Start the software updates

  1. Select Menu > Settings > Phone > Phone Updates.
  2. Select any available updates you want to install.
  3. To download, follow the on-screen instructions.

Tip: You can set your device to alert you when new software updates are available.

  1. Select Menu > Applications > SW Updates.
  2. Select Options > Settings > Auto-check for updates.
  3. Select On and OK.


Nokia Symbian Anna Update Press Release

Symbian Anna now available for download

Espoo, Finland – Symbian Anna – the latest software update for Symbian smartphones – is available for download starting today*.

Symbian Anna significantly enhances the user experience on the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia E7. A new user interface, virtual QWERTY keypad in portrait mode, split-screen messaging, enhanced Nokia Maps, better web browsing and stronger security are just a few of the improvements that people will be able to enjoy. Symbian Anna 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**.

“Nokia’s Symbian smartphones are used by millions of people around the world every day, addressing specific consumer needs and providing choices at many price points,” said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President at Nokia. “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: Symbian Anna 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 touchscreen is 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 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 on the 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.

– 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

*The precise rollout schedule of the Symbian Anna software update varies from market to market.

**Method of delivery of the software update differs from market to market and operator to operator.

Notes to editors:

Symbian Anna key features:
– Virtual portrait QWERTY for fast, one handed typing
– Split screen view while typing; so you can see message threads, webpages, contacts or email
– An easier to use and faster browser, delivering quicker page loads and improved navigation
– Refreshed Nokia Maps including simpler search, new public transportation routes and the ability to check-in to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or local social networks
– A feature to share your location via email and SMS (even to non-Nokia phones)

Features for business users:
– Instant messaging and presence with Microsoft Communicator Mobile
– E-mail enhancements including full meeting request support
– True business grade security with hardware  accelerated encryption
– Easy and secure intranet access for business users who want to access their company intranet

Features for developers:
– Flashlite 4
– Java Runtime 2.2
– Qt Mobility 1.1
– Qt4.7