Nokia to Roll Out Update to Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 Phones
Nokia today announced that it plans to offer a system update to some of its legacy devices running Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 (a.k.a, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, and S60 5th Edition). The update will include the newest Symbian Anna browser, which adds support for non-ASCII characters, international domains, and will render web sites faster. The update will also refresh Ovi Maps, adding indoor positioning via Wi-Fi and Lonely Planet content for Symbian 3.2 devices, and public transport and check-in support for Symbian 5 devices. Last, all devices will have access to more emoticons. The system update, which starts today for select handsets, will be rolled out over time. The specific phones that will receive the update include the E72, E52, E5, C5-00, 6700 slide, and the C6-00, C5-03, 5230, 5235, 5250, X6, N97 mini, 5800 XpressMusic, and the 5530 XpressMusic.
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.
Skype to End Support for Windows Phone 7 and Symbian
Microsoft recently indicated it will cease to support Skype on devices running Windows Phone 7 and Symbian. The company said it will retire the official Skype app for WP7, as well as any ancillary apps that support it over the next few weeks.
Microsoft Commences Denim Rollout to Lumia Phones
Microsoft today made good on a promise it made last month and began to distribute the Lumia Denim system update to devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The Denim update adds live folders, improves the Internet Explorer browser, adds SMS merging, and makes vast improvements to the imaging tools.
Microsoft Pushing Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update
Microsoft today made the Windows 10 Anniversary update available to devices running Windows 10 Mobile. The update is the first major improvement to the Windows 10 platform.
WhatsApp Ending Support for Blackberry and Symbian OSes
WhatsApp plans to cease supporting a handful of older mobile operating systems by the end of the year. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running Android 2.1 and 2.2; all BlackBerry OSes, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia's S40 and Symbian S60 platforms; and Windows Phone 7.1.
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