NOKIA introduces "Symbian Anna" officially

The Symbian community has been waiting for those updates since the announcement of the Symbian Anna back in April. It seems they are finally coming to the E7 and N8 smartphones all over the world.

Nokia has started uploading the Anna firmware updates on its servers for all country, carrier and color-dependent N8 and E7 phones. Whatever version of N8 or E7 you own, we guess it's a matter of hours (or days in the worst case scenario) before you get your hands on the official Symbian Anna firmware.

In August it came with ANNA OS 022.14

Anna's update has been released recently with 024.xx

Overview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXIQSpxnHxI

How to Install\Info:

CHANGE LOG:

Changelog: What's in Symbian Anna?

1.Improved text input usability through the introduction of a portrait QWERTY keyboard and widespread use of split screen input. Split screen overlays text entry input boxes on existing screen elements and works in both portrait and landscape orientations. For example, in Maps a search can be entered and auto-completed results seen as you enter text. Similarly, in Messaging, when you reply to a message in Conversations view you can see previous messages in the thread. The portrait keyboard also enables Swype in portrait mode, giving you another input option (note you need to install Swype app from Ovi Store).

2.Updated Web application with a more intuitive user interface and faster performance. This includes a standard location for the address bar at the top of the page (with improved auto-complete, which benefits from the new split screen text entry), visual back button accessible at all times (bottom left), and a redesigned and more responsive 'quick menu access' floating button. Performance of page rendering has been improved, with an updated version of WebKit and improved scrolling and page navigation performance. It also offers better compliance with recent standards. The Web application continues to be based on the Symbian WebKit code base.

3.New fresh icons, delivered as part of a new theme. The icons are derived from the existing icongraphy, but with rounded edges, giving a more contemporary look and feel.

4.Draggable homescreen, making moving between homescreens more intuitive. Widgets now load on a as-needed basis, improving performance and reducing the amount of memory used.

5.Ovi Maps 3.6, which is already available for existing devices (it recently graduated from Beta Labs). The major features in this version are improved search, the ability to share a location via email and SMS (including to non-Nokia phones), public transport overlays to map view, improved social check-in functionality and the ability to download country maps directly to the device over the air.

6.Updated version of Social application (version 1.3.237), with new icon and improved performance. Previously available as an update via the Sw update application.

7.Updated Calendar application, which gains a split-screen month/day view.

8.Updated Photos application, which now opens straight into photo grid, rather than album / folder list view.

9.Updated Camera application, with reworked icons and UI elements, clearer indicator icons on the corners, direct return to the viewfinder after the setting of scene modes.

10.Updated Mail application, with better use and layout of UI elements (most notably in email lists), faster rendering and scrolling of HTML emails and improved stability.

11.Improved enterprise and security in the Microsoft Exchange implementation (Mail for Exchange). Meeting requests are now fully supported and the updates also include the provision of six new security policies, including enablers for the capability to turn encryption on remotely from Exchange device management tools.

12.Addition of device encryption functionality - the device, mass storage and microSD card memory can be optionally encrypted, with support for hardware accelerated encryption provided by the operating system.

13.New Intranet application, which makes it easier for corporate users to connect and access their company Intranet, via the use of IPSEC and SSL VPN enablers.

14.Pre-install of Microsoft Communicator Mobile for corporate IM and presence (currently available via Ovi Store for selected devices).

15.The latest version of Qt (4.7.3) and Qt Mobility (1.1.3), to improve developer productivity. This includes support for Qt Quick and a significant number of API improvements. Also included are Flash lite 4 and Java Runtime 2.2.

16.[Nokia C7 only]: The NFC (Near Field Communication) hardware in the Nokia C7 is activated by the update. It allows you tap C7's together to share contacts, photos, video and play games. In addition, NFC-enabled accessories can be paired by tapping and the device can be used to read NFC tags.

17.[Nokia N8 only]: Under the hood tweaks made to prepare for extra camera features, including a UI tweak, plus continuous auto-focus in video mode and higher frame rates. These will be enabled in a separate application update, officially teased as perhaps coming on Monday.

18.[affected devices only] Hardware with (alleged defective) 'purple' tinged displays is improved by a software fix that significantly improves contrast and colouration in low light conditions.

19.If 'Theme effects' are turned on, application loading is accompanied by a small circular animation to let the user know that something's happening. Previously loading applications would result in a short pause and a fade to black into the application.

20.Over 100 under-the-hood optimisations and bug fixes. In general this means you'll notice both smoother and faster operations during usage.

Good update for N8 and E7 users. Symbian is dead on the barrel though sadly.

A 'Symbian community' still exists? :blink:

http://my-nokia-cell.blogspot.com/search/label/Symbian%20Anna

more about Symbian Anna...........

@Dezest

you must b a Mac Chap! ignorant!

@Siro

A good update though. Felt a lot more smoother phone with bit of new features! Good to keep up the NOKIAns stick to it! :)

Else Android is totally owning gradually!

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@Dezest

you must b a Mac Chap! ignorant!

[/quote]

Uhh no, never owned a Mac. Although, I’ve never heard of the term “Mac chap” before (lol) but Apply fanboys, sure. My last phone had been the N97 and every other phone before that was also a Nokia. Now I’m an Android “chap” :P

Android Chap :) +1