Nokia Announces 1.1 Update for Symbian^3 Handsets
Nokia has revealed details about version 1.1 of the Symbian^3 platform. The update, which applies to the N8, C7 and C6-01, mostly fixes bugs but does offer some minor new features. Across all the handsets, Ovi Maps are now integrated with the email application, which will let users see locations from within their email or invitations. Meeting requests can also be accepted from within the email application. For just the N8, version 1.1 adds Quick Office 6.4, and three new games. The update is available to unlocked / non-carrier branded versions of the C7 starting today, and will be available to the N8 and C6-01 starting February 7. Carrier-specific versions of the update will be made available at a later date. The update can be downloaded from the Ovi Store. Nokia recommends users switch to Wi-Fi for downloading, as the update is large.
Microsoft Updates Nokia X Platform
Though Microsoft plans to eventually can the Nokia X platform, the company today announced an update that adds several new features to the operating system. According to Microsoft, the improved OS now includes an app switcher for multitasking.
HTC 10 Picks Up Security Update, Bug Fix
HTC has begun pushing a minor update to unlocked variant of the HTC 10 smartphone. According to the change log, the update adds the latest security patches, fixes some bugs, and improves system stability.
Google Maps Now Warns If Destination May Be Closed
Google pushed out a minor update to Maps for Android devices this week and added several new features. Chief among the new powers is the ability for Maps to send a warning when the place users have chosen to navigate to (such as stores or restaurants) will be closed by the time they arrive.
Google Puts Generic Android Email App in Play Store
Google has added another core Android application to the growing list of those that can be updated outside of full-on system upgrades. Google made the generic email application that ships on many Android phones (separate from the official Gmail app) available as a stand-alone app in the Play Store.
Why is Nokia even trying...
to keep symbian alive? They have no chance of keeping up with i0S or android or windows phone 7 at this point. They need to cut their losses and join the decade of mobile os
Ugh. I get so sick...