Nokia Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 phones firmware update revealed

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Nokia Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 phones receive a software upgrade to include a bunch of improved features. Manufacturers generally tend to feign ignorance about earlier devices, especially when it comes to mobile phones and newer platforms. But obviously, Nokia’s making quite clear that they’re different.

So who all are going to be getting an update? The list of Symbian 3.2 handsets includes the Nokia E72, E52, E5, C5-00 and 6700 slide for now. Among the 3.2 phones, there’s the Nokia C6-00, C5-03, 5230, 5235, 5250, X6, N97 mini, 5800 XpressMusic and 5530 XpressMusic. The highlight of these updates is the Nokia browser v7.3 which is the same one as that seen in newer Symbian phones. Speedier browsing, IDN support and also a helping hand to non-ASCII letters like Arabic or Chinese.

Nokia Conversations shares that Ovi Maps has also been upscaled, with there now being two variants. While Ovi Maps 3 SR4 brings indoor positioning via Wi-Fi alongside travel and recommendation services like Lonely Planet to Symbian 3.2 phones, Ovi Maps 3 SR6 for Symbian 5.0 handsets throws in public transport lines and check-in services to SNS. Lastly, the update also includes a set of emoticons for all the aforementioned devices.

While the Nokia C6-00 and 5230 update has already been made available for download, Nokia would be rolling it out eventually for the other phones. Those anticipating an update may want to keep software update autocheck switched on in their phone.