Nokia announced Symbian anna Update
In Nokia Connection 2011 Event,beside Introducing New Smartphones,and giving a hint that in the Coming one Year,you may be facing 10 new Models of Nokia Symbian-based Smartphones,He also announced Something for symbian^3 OS.
Nokia is set to launch the N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 new Symbian Anna software update, which includes a number of user experience improvements. Symbain anna is Driven Entirely by Consumer feedback and is an update to current Symbian. The Symbian Anna update promises to bring a faster web browser, change in interface with new icons, an update to Ovi Maps and enhanced security features. A new split-screen view would also be introduced.
“The Symbian Anna upgrade gives users a set of new icons, a faster web browser, improved text input and enhanced maps. In other words, your phone would get a free make-over,” says Viral Oza,Nokia India’s recently-appointed director (marketing), adding by September, even existing owners of these devices would be able to download Symbian Anna. He said Symbian and Windows Phone 7 would co-exist until at least 2012. “Nokia has invested an enormous amount in Symbian, and we would continue to support Symbian devices till 2016,” he asserts.
Further on Symbian, Oza says, “Even business users would benefit from the improved instant messaging with Microsoft Communicator Mobile email enhancements, including full-meeting request support and business grade security, with hardware accelerated encryption. It also offers easy and secure intranet access for people who want to get on their company intranet.”
Earlier, announcing the launch of dual-SIM devices at a global event, Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop said, “Innovation is at the heart of our strategy, and today, we took important steps to demonstrate a new pace of innovation at Nokia. It’s the beginning of a new era for Nokia.” Elop also underlined the company’s attempt to fortify its entry-level device offerings. Nokia recently introduced the C-series devices, including dual and single SIM options, with advanced web and maps experience for Series 40 (the earlier version of Symbian operating system) phone users, as well as the choice of a touch screen or a keypad.
Symbian Anna update is the first update of Symbian^3 OS.
Oza says entry-level and feature phones would be important for Nokia in India, where value proposition is the key while buying a new device. Giving users relevant software and services along with the devices is also critical to maintaining its position. With eight million downloads a week on its Ovi Store, close to two million email activations and six million music tracks on its store, Oza insists the company is streamlining the software division to match the needs of smartphone users. The company has already announced its intention to its combine the Navteq mapping unit with its location-based services business.
According to Deloitte estimates, the company owns about 49 per cent of the market share in India,which is currently gradually decreasing.Symbian is being pushed back due to other smartphone’s OS like Android.
Nokia is trying hard to prevent further Harm to its Market Share.Well,the Models and its usability will decide what comes for nokia and Symbian.
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