Nokia Symbian Anna Update – Download Guide

Symbian Anna Software Phones

Made available as an update around mid of last week, we’d be running out of count on the number of Nokia fans wanting to know how the Nokia Symbian Anna update works. For the uninitiated, this new version of the Symbian platform brings in many new features to Nokia smartphones, including portrait QWERTY keyboard, improved maps and a speedier web browsing experience too. So here’s guide to all new need to know about this software upgrade from how to download right to is your phone even compatible.

The Nokia E6 and Nokia X7 were the first phones based on the Symbian Anna platform to start shipping and for now the first generation of Symbian^3 devices (Nokia N8, C6-01 and E7) can make the most of it. Nokia has made it available primarily as an update via Ovi Suite on the PC though users can also employ the SW Update app on their phone for the same. The company recommends enthusiasts to use a reliable internet speed with the Ovi Suite option being the best way. Considering the Symbian Anna download is large with a file size amounting to nearly 64MB, it only makes sense to pay heed.

Symbian Anna Ovi Suite Ovi Suite: Symbian^3 device users can start by hitting up the Nokia Ovi Suite webpage and downloading it to their computer in case they don’t already have it. Next hook up the phone to the PC, wait until all the necessary drivers are installed and then run the Ovi Suite. When the latter discovers the phone, search for the Update button at the top of the page in the welcome screen. Simply click the button and you will be redirected to the page where Ovi Suite will check if there is a new software available for your phone at the moment.

Nokia Software Update app Software Update app: The Software Update app included in Symbian^3 smartphones is a good way to download Symbian Anna update if you have reliable Wi-Fi access. The main reason for this is that the app by itself is known to download lots of data and hence best avoided otherwise. But where is the Software Update app located? Just go to Menu > Applications > SW update and watch your phone auto-search the server for the necessary upgrade. Once that’s done, you’ll have to tick the box next to it and click the update button appearing on the bottom left of the screen.

Nokia Software Updater Other ways for Nokia Symbian Anna Download: Besides the aforementioned steps, you can also upgrade your phone via certain versions of the Nokia Software Updater. With NSU installed on your PC or Mac, connect your phone to your PC. Run the NSU application which will begin to identify if the current OS version is available for your phone. This will be revealed on the screen and you can hit the install button to continue. Lastly simply typing *#0000# in your homescreen’s dialer offers a Device updates screen with the current software version number and some other details as well. ‘Options’ and then ‘Check for updates’ is what you will have to press next. The server will ask you to accept the download if at all there is a new upgrade available.

Things to keep in mind:

OTA isn’t the smartest ways to download Nokia Symbian Anna update for what the makers too say is a large file. As Nokia puts it only ‘you have a strong and reliable WiFi connection’, you are recommended this method. Don’t get hassled if the process doesn’t complete the first time. You can always use the reinstall option seen on the software page and get started again. Also, not everyone will be able to jump to the new Nokia Symbian Anna OS immediately, so you may want to enable your phone to check for it through the Software Update app settings. Fore more information you can visit the official Nokia Anna website.

‘Knock knock! Who’s there? Anna! Anna who? AnnaBelle!’ Will the next Nokia OS version be called Isabelle? Amidst those giggles, do let us know what you think is cool about the Nokia Symbian Anna if you have it already.