Nokia draws out new version of mobile OS, calls it Symbian Anna

Nokia Symbian Anna OS

It was just last week that we heard a whisper of a well concealed, though not entirely unpredictable Nokia Symbian event. Here’s the deal – the Finnish company has announced the latest version of their Symbian OS dubbed Anna and it’s arriving with the newly unveiled Nokia X7 and Nokia E6 smartphones.

Referred to as PR2 previously, the OS features fresh icons and the updated Ovi Maps. The photo gallery, Ovi Suite, Ovi Suite and browser are some of the other key applications which have received enhancements. Developers can look forward to Flashlite 4, Qt4.7, Qt Mobility and Java Runtime 2.2.

According to the Nokia Conversations blog, business users may rejoice with IM through Microsoft Communicator Mobile, full meeting request support and hardware-accelerated device encryption inclusions in Symbian Anna. Another important improvement is the portrait QWERTY keypad and a split screen when text is being entered into web pages or apps.

In the approaching months, Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 owners can also expect to welcome Symbian Anna OS upgrade.