Nokia has released a new software update for the recently released Symbian Anna running handsets the E6 and X7. The firmware updates for both the handsets are minor in nature and mainly fix some bugs and bring about the usual improvement in performance and stability.
The new software update (v22.014) also updates the core applications of the phone. The Web’ app has been updated, with improvements in Kinetic scrolling, and page rendering. The Social’ app now sports a new icon as well. There are also minor improvements in USB connectivity and Mail for exchange.
The new software update is available either via OTA (Over-the-Air), or by using Nokia Ovi Suite/Software Updater. Both the handsets feature UDP, so users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update. However, it is always recommended to make a backup of your important data before proceeding with the firmware update. You never know when things can go wrong, and you end up bricking your phone!
The update is not yet available in all regions, so X7 and E6 users need to be a bit patient before they get the update.
Along with the Nokia E6, the Finnish giant also announced the Nokia X7.
The Nokia X7 is an entertainment oriented device, and packs a 4-inch AMOLED display with nHD(360×640) resolution.
The X7 shares the same internals as its other Symbian brothers, the N8 and the E7. It is powered by an ARM 11 680MHz processor and a Broadcom GPU. The handset also packs 256MB of RAM, and the microSD slot supports cards of up to 32GB.
The back of the X7 sports an 8MP full-focus (thankfully!) camera with dual-LED flash. The handset is also capable of playing back and recording videos in 720p HD resolution.
Other key specs of the handset include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Pentaband 2G/3G support and free Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation. The X7 has an in-built 1200mAh battery, which is capable of providing a continuous talk-time of 4.5hours on 3G.
The Nokia X7 will launch with Symbian Anna’ pre-loaded. The new version of Symbian will bring with it new icons, a new version of Ovi Maps, a new improved web browser and a new portrait QWERTY keyboard.
The X7 will be available in selected countries by Q2 of 2011, for â‚¬380 before subsidies and taxes.