Meet Symbian Anna. It’s the codename for Nokia’s next software update, and what it’s hoping will convince 150 million more customers worldwide to put down for a Symbian smartphone, even though Nokia is ditching the OS for Windows Phone 7 in the near future. Will it manage it? Find out what to expect at the very least, right here.
Nokia’s been rumbling about Symbian software updates for a while now, and as we heard yesterday, this will be the one to look forward to: as well as refreshed icons and what Nokia says is a faster browser, Ovi Maps has been boosted with faster search, and at last, at long last, there’s an on screen portrait QWERTY keyboard.
This update will roll out on all new Symbian phones going forward, starting with the new Nokia X7 launched today. We’re also told it’ll be backwards compatible with all existing Symbian 3 phones, the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6.
Nokia UK marketing director John Nichols tells us today that the Symbian Anna update is about the company “taking real life consumer feedback..we’re adapting our software and making our improvements on the back of this consumer feedback”. We’d add that it’s done that a few years too late, but is it enough to get you to stick with Symbian? Sound off in the comments while we dive for more details.
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