PR 1.1 for Symbian^3 Devices out

Friday 04th, February 2011 / 18:54 Written by
PR 1.1 for Symbian^3 Devices out

Nokia announced today via their official Blog, Conversations that they are rolling out the Software Update 1.1 for new Symbian Devices, such as the N8, C6-01 and the C7.

This was “Supposed” to be the update that brought these devices out of the bronze age and closer towards being able to compete with iOS and Android, but when they highlight features such as:

  1. Meeting requests can be accepted directly from email invitations;
  2. Maps integration in email, which means people can view the meeting location on the map when the address is mentioned in the location field in the invite

I seriously doubt they’re going anywhere anytime soon. No new browser, no new keyboard, the text entry will still remain horribly horrible. I seriously hope they wake up, and soon!

Editor’s Note: We do know, thanks to our friends on Twitter who reminded us that the PR 1.1 update is a minor update and not to expect any major features in it. We just hope that the 2.0 update comes sooner rather than later, making the Symbian^3 a more competitive platform.

Have you updated your device yet? Let us know by commenting below, or catch us on twitter, we’re @myportableworld. And do visit our Facebook Page.

Here’s the post from Nokia Conversations:

Software update 1.1 for new Symbian devices

By Ian posted on the 4th of February 2011 at 10:32AM

GLOBAL –Nokia today releases software update 1.1 for the new Symbian devices – the Nokia N8, C7 and C6-01. While the new Symbian software offered great performance and features from launch, the updates will make it even smoother to use.

Most of the updated features are not directly visible to end users, but together, they will enhance the user experience of each Symbian device. Both the quality and the stability of the devices will be further enhanced. In addition to numerous tweaks and fixes, there’s also some new content. More details below.

  1. Meeting requests can be accepted directly from email invitations;
  2. Maps integration in email, which means people can view the meeting location on the map when the address is mentioned in the location field in the invite.
  3. For Nokia N8 users:
    a. New Quick Office 6.4 editor version, which offers editing possibilities and allows zooming in & out in Word documents.
    b. Three high quality games will also be preloaded on new devices – Need for Speed Shift, Real Golf and Galaxy on Fire. (In some countries, Need for Speed is replaced with Asphalt 5). For current N8 users, these are available for free from Ovi Suite & Ovi Store.

You’ll be able get the update through Software Update on your device or using Ovi Suite. We’re warned that the update may be quite a large download, especially for Nokia N8 users. So make sure you’re on a free WiFi service when you choose to update or use Ovi Suite to install it.

The standard, non-customised version of the software is available from today. Country (SIM-free) and operator-specific variants will follow soon.

We continue to enhance our smartphone experience throughout the 2011. Today’s update is not the last one you will see by far – be assured that there are further goodies on the way.

UPDATE: The standard, non-customised version of the software is available from today for the Nokia C7. The software versions for the Nokia N8 and C6-01 will be available early next week. Country (SIM-free) and operator-specific variants will follow soon.

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