Nokia Pushing 'Anna' Update to Symbian Phones
Nokia today announced that it is delivering the Anna update to the first wave of Symbian handsets, including the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7. Symbian Anna uses a new set of icons on the home screens, offers a portrait software QWERTY keyboard, and makes usability improvements to the photo gallery. Nokia targeted some of the new features towards business users, including instant messaging with Microsoft Communicator Mobile, and meeting request support and hardware-accelerated device encryption within the email program. Symbian Anna also includes the latest versions of Ovi Maps, the browser, Ovi Store, Ovi Suite, and Nokia's Social application. Symbian Anna also activates the NFC hardware in the Nokia C7. The Symbian Anna update will be available through Ovi Suite on the PC or the software update tools on the phone. The system update will first be made available to select countries starting today, with more to follow in the coming weeks.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
OnePlus Tweaks Camera Software In Latest Update for the 5
OnePlus has begun pushing a system update to the OnePlus 5 smartphone that should make improvements to the camera. OxygenOS 4.5.10 targets the camera by reducing photo noise, improving stability, and resolving noise and texture when recording 60fps video.
HMD Global Pushing Android 8 Oreo to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6
HMD Global is delivering an Oreo treat to owners of the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones. The company said it has begun pushing Android 8 to both handsets.
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.