Nokia Updates Browser for Series 40 Phones
Nokia today made Nokia Browser 2.0 available to all devices running its Series 40 platform, including its new Asha-branded handsets. The browser is proxy-based, and compresses data by as much as 90% to help those using pay-by-use data services save money. It also introduces a feature called the Download Manager, which lets users control quality of downloaded images to make web browsing quicker, as well as save music, video, or pictures to a memory card. Nokia Browser 2.0 has a new user interface with faster access to bookmarks/favorites from the home page, and makes it easy to share URLs directly to Twitter of Facebook while surfing. Last, the new browser makes it easier to search for and use Web Apps. The new browser will be installed on all new Series 40 devices moving forward. It is available for direct download from the Nokia Store, and will be pushed out in the days/weeks to come via an over-the-air update.