Nokia Pushing 'Anna' Update to Symbian Phones
Aug 18, 2011, 7:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman
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.
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