Symbian users have now got a reason to rejoice. They can now experience the all new Symbian operating system called the Symbian Anna. The new Symbian Anna OS promises better user experience with smoother touch functions, faster browser, enhanced maps, stylish icons and QWERTY keypad in portrait mode.

New Nokia N8, Nokia E6, and the Nokia X7 handsets will now come preloaded with the Symbian Anna operating system. In case your Nokia Smartphone is still using the older Symbian version you can download the latest Symbian software and upgrade your old OS to the new one.

How to upgrade your Nokia smartphone to the latest Symbian Anna OS

Symbian Anna will work on Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia E7 and Nokia C6-01. All you need to do is use the latest version of OVI Suite (3.1.1), installed on your PC, connect your Nokia handset and download it over the air direct on to your smartphone, that’s it.

Symbian Anna features

The first thing that you notice on the Symbian Anna is the enhanced UI (User Interface). The virtual keypad that was missing in portrait mode has now been enabled. Typing is much easier and the screen area is well managed, you see the WebPages, email, message threads as you type.

Symbian Anna OS
Symbian Anna OS

The Symbian Anna comes with a faster Browser with improved page load time and navigation. Browsing is more fun and easy to use.

NFC or Near Field communication hardware on Nokia C7 now gets activated by the Symbian Anna OS. With NFC on Nokia C7 you can share data with other Nokia C7’s with a single tap. Other features are improved hardware accelerated encryption for business grade security.

Maps and navigation has been improved. Nokia Maps on Symbian Anna come with new and better search features, with public transportation routes etc.

If you buy any smartphone today they come with social networking support. The Symbian Anna gives more importance to social networking sites. You can login, view messages, change status on Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook right from your Nokia Symbian smartphone.

Without doubt all new Nokia Handsets will now come loaded with the new Symbian Anna OS. For more information check the Nokia Symbian Anna website.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -