Nokia rolls out updates (including new browser) to older Symbian smartphones

Owners of older Symbian (S60v3 and S60v5) have reason to smile as Nokia is rolling out updates on all fronts to those devices.

The updates include the new Symbian Anna browser and an updated Ovi Maps. When we published news of updates to the E5 and E72 yesterday, we did not have details of the improvements. Well, now we do. The complete list of devices to be updated is as follows:

Symbian S60 3rd Edition FP2 (S60v3) devices:

  • Nokia E72
  • Nokia E52
  • Nokia E5
  • Nokia C5-00
  • Nokia 6700 slide

Symbian S60 5th Edition (S60v5) devices:

  • Nokia C6-00
  • Nokia C5-03
  • Nokia 5230
  • Nokia 5235
  • Nokia 5250
  • Nokia X6
  • Nokia N97 mini
  • Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

This means that the above-listed handsets are getting the new browser ahead of Symbian^3 devices like the N8, C7 and E7.

Still, this move underscores Nokia’s track record of supporting their devices years after release into the market.

If you have got one of the above devices, go check for your update. It may not hit your handset right away, but keep checking!

Thanks to EyeBeeKay for the tip-off!

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0 thoughts on “Nokia rolls out updates (including new browser) to older Symbian smartphones

  • June 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Yipee. Let me check right away. My friend who has the N97 will droll once he sees my new browser.

  • June 29, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Thank God my device is part of those listed…but i just checked the software update menu and its not there seem to be making all the news recently..thumbs up!

  • June 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    This sucks!! My good, old, faithful 5320 Xpressmusic is not included, despite running S60 v3 FP2.

  • June 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    And i hope it corrects two errors….USB mass storage mode and access point settings error

  • June 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    It’s good to see Nokia pay heed to these devices, the map improvements is what I would require, I don’t care much for the browser update i use opera mini on my all the phones i use. It just hope the update is available as a la carte else I’m sticking to the Ovi Maps 3.06 for the my white elephant N97

  • June 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I updated my E5 immidiately I read it online, about 16mb,…but never notice any changes as such apart from the gallery ‘bit changes’ and the hungry browser….

  • June 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Got my update yesterday and i can say the new browser is awesome. Super fast!!! Thumbs up nokia.

  • July 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Good One Nokia. Now let me see what this new browser will be all about. I hope it would be based on webkit!

  • July 4, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I have updated my device and the first thing I noticed is that when the screen is locked and I press the menu key its gives me this nice black screen with all my notifications, time and date.

    The browser had really changed. Faster and with new ui

  • July 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

    @Bosun. What model are you using and where did you buy it? Am yet to get update on my C5.

  • July 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    reALLLY?? just when i thought nokia had officially thrown s60 in the dust bin. (Y) nokia

  • July 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    is it only the browser that gets updated or u also get the new icons and all

  • July 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    @mark Have not gotten the update on my nokia C5 too..-so we are in it together
    @bosun, we are getting new UI/ICONS?

  • July 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    There is only a new ui for the browser, the main phone ui is still the same. But if u instal the Nokia Evolve (its among the free gifts Nokia gives) you will get icons that look like symbian anna

  • July 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Just updated my c5 but no tabed browsing,just a faster phone and updated chat software.

  • July 7, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Nokia 5230 gets tab browing with the update but its limited to only 3

  • July 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Mark how did you get the update for C5? The OTA update is not available on my phone yet

  • July 8, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Nokia Evolve is a free app in the Ovi Store and you can also try Ray Symbian Anna, they will both give u symbian anna look.

    For the update, I got mine by connecting my phone to Ovi Suite on my laptop and checking for updates

  • July 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    @Shayman. I got it OTA via glo. Its about 10MB.
    @bosun shall try your suggestion, hope it works for c5.

  • July 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks bosun…wat was the download size of the update via system?

  • July 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    @mark, glo direct settings got nokia servers to push the update to me but gloflat wouldnt..cant use glodirect cos thats airtime not bundle settings….which settings did you use

  • July 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    @Shayman. I used gloflat. Do this, go to settings, then connection, then destinations, then internet, then make sure you change the gloflat settings to priority 1. Then when ever you check for updates it will use gloflat as default. Hope it works for you.

  • July 14, 2011 at 4:26 am

    @mark tha
    nks..after so many trials i finally got it updated via airtel..

  • July 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    help,help…. I updated my nokia E5 via phone. After updatin cannot power on again, it vibrate but ll not power on. Pls someone should help me.

    • July 19, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      Tornado, you updated via OTA; right? Re-install using PC Suite. That should solve your problem.

  • July 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    If u still have issues hesitate not to visit Nokia care

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