Good news to all Singapore Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia E7 owners! Symbian Anna will be available for download in Singapore from today (2nd September 2011) onwards.
PS: That’s a Nokia X7 running Symbian Anna.
Symbian Anna can be downloaded using the latest version of Ovi Suite (version 3.1.1) on a PC or over-the-air directly to your Nokia smartphone. Symbian Anna software update in Singapore will be available for download via www.nokia.com.sg/anna.
Key features with Symbian Anna:
– User interface: Symbian Anna brings a fresh new look and feel to the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, and Nokia E7 with crisp icons and multiple usability enhancements. Typing on the virtual QWERTY keypad is now available in portrait mode.
– Maps and navigation: Symbian Anna enhances Nokia Maps with better search functionality, new public transportation routes and the ability to check-in to favorite geo-social network sites like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter
– Browsing: A faster, easier-to-use browser, delivering quicker page loads and improved device navigation allowing people to connect more easily to their favorite sites on the go.
– Better for business: Symbian Anna brings true business-grade security with improved data encryption on Nokia smartphones. Business users with a Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 or Nokia E7 can now easily and securely access their company intranet with IPSEC and SSL VPN enablers.
– Near Field Communications (NFC): The Symbian Anna software update also activates the NFC hardware in the Nokia C7, so people can now simply tap their Nokia C7s together to share contacts, photos, videos and play games; easily pair with NFC-enabled accessories from Nokia and others; and read NFC tags to check-in and more
Update: There seems to be some delay in the rollout. I’m waiting for the official words from Nokia Singapore. In the meantime, hang in there.
Update 2: Nokia has released the global version of Anna on 2 September 2011 and software localization for Singapore is currently ongoing. Users who own Nokia Symbian^3 devices (i.e. N8, C7, C6-01, E7) not running on local product software/codes will not fall under this localization programme, and as such may have already obtained Anna update prompts. Localization will be completed and released to all users involved by late September.