Back in February this year, Nokia did the unthinkable and ditched Symbian for Microsoft’s Windows Phone. In a letter to its employees, Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, mentioned Symbian as “the burning platform.” Nokia made it clear that going forward it is going to focus only on WP based phone, and that users should not expect Symbian phones from the company anymore. The company did, however, promise software updates for Symbian handsets until 2016 so as to provide some peace of mind to the owners of its last Symbian handset, the Pure View 808.
The company did release quite a few firmware and Symbian updates for its Symbian^3 devices, including the Belle update for the N8 and the Belle FP1 update for the Nokia 701. Today, however Nokia has started rolling out a firmware update for a nearly forgotten Symbian S60v3 running handset, the Nokia E5.
The firmware update does not bring any major changes or features, but does bring with it some performance and stability improvements. In addition to this, it also includes an updated Web Browser and Email client, which should hopefully improve the speed of these apps.
The firmware update (V101) is already live in certain regions of the world, and can be installed on the E5 either via OTA or by using Nokia’s PC Suite app.
Via – AllAboutSymbian