Nokia has been talking about the Symbian Anna update for the Symbian ^3 devices from a long time. Finally, Nokia is rolling out the Symbian Anna firmware for all compatible devices. The list of devices that can be upgraded to the latest firmware include the N8, E7, C6-00 and C7.
If you happen to own one of these Nokia devices, then you’d want to get this software update and enjoy Anna. It’s best to upgrade it using the PC, since that’s the most reliable and safest method if you like to not have a bricked phone.
Ilari Nurmi, Vice President at Nokia stated;
Nokia’s Symbian smartphones are used by millions of people around the world every day, addressing specific consumer needs and providing choices at many price points. Symbian Anna represents a significant update to the experience those users have and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Symbian, which will see up to 10 more phones introduced over the next 12 months, further updates to the user experience and support for the software until at least 2016.
What new will you experience in Symbian Anna? Well, firstly, there’s the all new user interface and the homescreen customization options. Then there’s the new on-screen portrait QWERTY keyboard, split-screen messaging screen and much much more. There are new icons and wallpapers, a better and faster web browser with new features. New version of Ovi Maps, Ovi Store and Quick Office also come pre-installed with Symbian Anna. Some performance tweaks are also included in this new OS, which should make your Nokia device even better and easier to use.
As I said earlier, there are two ways to upgrade your Nokia phone to Symbian Anna, also remember that only the devices mentioned earlier in this post can be upgraded. If you do not have any of those, then you should best forget about it.
To install Symbian Anna via PC, you’ll require the Nokia PC Suite that came along with your phone, a fast internet connection and some free time. Remember to backup your contacts, photos, music, videos and other data before you even think of upgrading the firmware. All that can be done with the help of the PC Suite.
Or if you want to go the easier way, and install it using only your phone, then do the following:
- Head over to Menu > Settings > Phone > Phone Updates.
- Then select the update you want to install, most likely the latest Symbian Anna.
- Follow the given instructions to download and install.
- Make sure you have a good Wi-Fi connection.
That’s pretty much it. Enjoy the new user experience on Symbian Anna.