Symbian S60 5th Edition firmware update for Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5800
Nokia continues to show its commitment to the Symbian S60 5th Edition OS, found on older devices such as the Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia N97 mini and Nokia 5800 by announcing a new firmware update bringing a host of new features.
The Symbian S60 5th Edition firmware update is set to start rolling out for all devices in the range and along with boosting stability and overall performance you’ll find a host of features have been added.
It seems the Nokia C6-00 and Nokia 5230 will be the first devices to start receiving the update, which begins today, with other models receiving the Symbian S60 5th Edition firmware update in the next few weeks.
Devices receiving firmware update are:
Nokia N97 mini
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
When it comes to features you’ll find that Ovi Maps 3 SR6 will be a major addition to your Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia N97 mini or Nokia 5800. So much so, it’s the same versiona as you’ll find in the Symbian Anna update for Symbian^3 smartphones, such as the Nokia X7 and Nokia E6.
This latest version is still free for life but you’ll find that public transport lines and check-in services to social networking sites have been added, so getting around and staying in touch has never been easier.
Nokia Browser v7.3, the same browser that can be found on Symbian Anna, will be making an appearance as part of the firmware update. It’s a faster, leaner browser with wider global language support, such as non-ASCII letters in Arabic as well as Chinese, and should make the whole web experience on your Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5800 slide a lot smoother.
It’s worth noting this rollout will be a staged event, so you’ll need to keep an eye on your smartphones Software Updater page. If you’re looking to take advantage of the firmware update then you can do so using OTA (Over the Air) services or through Nokia Ovi Suite. To check if the update has hit go to Settings>Tools>Software Update.
However, the quickest way to check is to type *#0000# into the Call box and then select Options. Before carrying our any update it pays to backup your smartphone.
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