Symbian Anna: The next version of Symbian

Nokia has announced a new update for its Symbian operating system, making sure that the company’s OS for everyone doesn’t miss out as the company shifts to Windows Phone 7.

Available for the Nokia C7, C6-01, and N8 devices, as well as the new Nokia X7 and Nokia E6, the new version, called Symbian Anna, will come with a number of new features and improvements over the current Symbian iteration, and even more so over the recent updates as seen on the Nokia Astound launched in the US in March. 

Those new features include “fresh” new icons, improved text input thanks to a a portrait QWERTY keyboard and a faster web browser.

Ovi Maps has also been refreshed including simpler and quicker search and new public transportation routes. It also gets predictive search and better social media functionality.

While Nokia says this is a consumer focused update, it hasn’t left out the business user, as it's promised “Enterprise grade security and messaging enhancements”.

Nokia has told Pocket-lint that Symbian Anna will be the base Symbian OS going forward and come to compatible devices as an update over the next couple of months. 

In coming months the software update, will also be available as standard on newly shipping Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 devices, as well as available to download on previously purchased models of those same smartphones.



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