Beginning from today, Nokia has started rolling out the PR1.1 firmware update for its new Symbian (formerly Symbian^3) handsets like the Nokia N8, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia C7.
The new firmware update will improve the performance and stability of all the three handsets along with fixing some bugs. Other changes in this firmware won’t be visible to the end users, but will be helpful to developers.
Here is the official change-log from Nokia itself :
- Meeting requests can be accepted directly from email invitations;
- 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.
- 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.
Owners of any of the latest Symbian handset can update the firmware on their handset using Nokia Software Updater or Nokia Ovi Suite. They can also update the firmware on their handset directly via OTA (Over-The-Air).
Symbian is way behind Android and iOS in certain departments including a dated UI, extremely bad text input system and a pathetic web browser. Nokia has promised to fix most of these shortcomings in future firmware updates.
However, this PR 1.1 firmware update does not improve any of these aspects of the phone. Seriously Nokia, it’s high time you do something which will be appreciated by both – the general public and bloggers.