Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has just announced the release of a new software update for its Symbian^3 smartphones, namely firmware PR1.2, which should arrive on Nokia N8, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 in the very near future, and PR1.1 for Nokia E7.
The new software update is only a minor update, and was pushed out only to users who have signed up with MyNokia or who have the software update auto-check enabled on their mobile phones.
he new update is meant to fix some problems that emerged on some devices using Mail for Exchange on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Service Pack 1, the company notes.
“We have released a voluntary software update for Nokia Symbian^3 smartphones primarily to address a synchronization issue identified in a limited number of Nokia smartphones
using Mail for Exchange on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Service Pack 1,” a post on Nokia Support Discussion reads
“The software update will be available through the on-the-device Software Update or using Ovi Suite. The roll-out schedule will be determined operator by operator, market by market,” the said post continues.
Users interested in downloading the new software update on their devices should go to Applications > Software update (N8, E7), or to Applications > Tools > Software update (C6-01, C7), to check whether it is available for them or not.
The update won't be pushed to all users at this time, the said post continues, explaining that it would be included in the next major firmware release for these devices, which should arrive in the coming months as PR2.0.
“Users who have signed up with MyNokia or enabled the software update auto-check will get a notification about the update on their homescreen and will be able to download the new software from the Software updater in their device, if and when the update is available for them,” Nokia
As for the next major update for these handsets, firmware PR2.0, it should arrive in the first half of the ongoing year with a series of enhancements brought to the Symbian UI.
While the new update is only a minor one, the next firmware releases for the OS would arrive with further enhancements to the mobile experience Nokia's Symbian^3-based devices can offer, including browser and portrait QWERTY, and more.