Nokia updates Symbian 3.2 and 5.0, includes better browser

Nokia aren’t going to forget those customers who love their Symbian phones just yet, and they’ve just released a software update for older Nokia phones running Symbian 3.2 or 5.0.

The Finnish manufacturer has been hard at work making updates for a whole host of older Nokia devices, including classics such as the N97 mini, 5800 XpressMusic and the E72. The full list of devices that will receive the update is as follows:

Symbian 3.2 Devices

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

Symbian 5.0 Devices

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

The big new feature within the update is Nokia’s new browser, v7.3. This is the same browser that will appear on the new Symbian Anna phones that we saw earlier this week, so you’ll be really up to date in that respect. Nokia say that the new browser is much faster, supports international domain names as well as Arabic and Chinese characters.

New versions of OVI Maps will also be included in the software updates; OVI Maps 3 SR4 for the Symbian 3.2 devices and OVI Maps 3 SR6 for the 5.0 models. With the new maps you’ll be able to zoom in on your position even when connected to a Wi-Fi network, use travel apps such as Lonely Planet and link to Facebook check-ins (Symbian 5.0 devices only).

Lastly one for the kids – a set of emoticons, or smiley faces, will be added to the text messaging feature on all updated handsets.

Updates start today with owners of the C6-00 and 5230 getting their hands on the new goodies first. All the other devices will be updatable over the next few weeks according to Nokia.

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Via: Nokia Conversations Blog