Symbian Anna update available to four Nokia smartphones
18 August 2011 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
Symbian Anna is the latest version of the Symbian operating system. Nokia today announced the immediate availability for Anna update for Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7
Even though Nokia will migrate away from Symbian over to Windows Phone they still deliver updates and improvements to the platform. Nokia will support Symbian through 2016 with the help from Accenture. Symbian Anna is the successor to Symbian^3 and the OS was first shipped with Nokia E6-00 and Nokia X7-00 annouced in May.
Today Nokia announced the Anna update for four existing devices. Owners of Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 can download Symbian Anna and updated these devices now. Nokia C7 has a NFC hardware built in, and after the update, this will be activated.
Currently, Symbian Anna will be available to Nokia owners in Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, the UK. Other countries will receive the update within a couple of weeks.
Improvements in Symbian Anna:
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The update is available for Romania too, C6-01 got the update today over the air. Unfortunately, at this time the servers are down and I can't manage to get the update for the N8. Still, it's been a long wait...what's a couple more hours
@MFire Thanks. Romania is listed. Please tell us what you think about the upgrade.
Well, just got the update for the N8 via Nokia Software Updater. At last...
Well, first impresions are:
-The UI is faster, more responsive, the way it should have been from the start. I can't find any lag even after I've installed a few applications;
- Great overall speed increase;
- The browser still loads slow when it comes to flash content, though the UI is noticeably faster;
- I did find battery life on the C6-01 better, didn't have the time to test it on the N8 though;
- Some improvements in the picture gallery;
I will be posting more detailed impressions as I will test the phones further...
I'm quite disappointed with the browser, I was expecting more
Also, there will be another separate update just for the N8, to bring continuous auto-focus in video mode and multiple UI and Camera tweaks. The update is due on monday.
I will keep you informed.
[ This Message was edited by: MFire on 2011-08-18 20:33 ]
What a nice news
My N8 came from UK, I'm going to try to see if there is any update
Can you please tell me if it's better with NSU or via OTA?
@anfetamina It's recommended you install the new software update via NSU.
I will reinstall it on C6-01 via NSU asap as it's not available via NSU atm.
!!!!NOTE : After you update to ANA it's recommended you check again for updates as there are some parts + social app that you will get afterwards via MENU-APPLICATIONS-SOFTWARE UPDATE . Best of luck for all you "updaters"
I thought Symbian Anna was excellent on the E6 which was also a great device. Except the poor keyboard
I made the update via NSU and I check everything you recommend I made all the updates
I Think that Nokia Sleeping Screen came with this update or I have to install it? Because I can't find it on my phone, can you help me?
Bonovox did you test it the E6? Because I have a friend you told me that E6 have poor quality and E72 and E71 are better, did you confirm?
Not available for the Netherlands yet
Oh well, both our N8-00 and E7-00 work without any problems, so we can wait......
I updated my N8 on tuesday to anna by flashing with pheonix, all I can say is wow, compared to the old pr1.2 firmware which was as buggy as hell, anna is running very well.
I was considering getting the Arc or Galaxy 2 next month but I may just hold off a little while now and keep the N8 because it does have an excellent camera, It's just a shame that the N8 only has a 3.5" screen though.
@anfetamina You have to get it as a separate app from Nokia Beta Labs (google it).
You have to register/have an account there.
MFire Okay thanks
Still waiting for the update, here in Dominican Republic.