Operating systems are an area of modern mobile phones that gain increasing media exposure thanks to how constantly they change and how often new features are introduced. You could be forgiven for thinking that only three exist in the shape of Android, Apples iOS and Windows 7 but there is a forth platform that has consistently offered a great user experience and is liked my many phone users. Symbian is the OS of choice for Nokia handsets and the platform has just released it very latest version. Symbian Anna will be shipped on two of Nokias latest handsets which are the E6 and X7 models with some excellent improvements over previous versions of the system.
Symbian Anna looks to bring the platform in line with the likes of the more visually impressive Android OS used and devices from the likes of HTC and Samsung. The first apparent change is that icon design has be revamped so the images are not only clearer but appear much more three dimensional than the previous offerings which were starting to look a little dated, especially with screen resolution on the handsets improving all of the time. Another new feature with this update is the addition of a virtual keyboard which is accessible in portrait mode rather than on previous models which offered only a landscape version. This is always handy if you want to reply quickly to a text but the landscape version still maintains it usefulness for composition of lengthier replies. Another area where the update has improved is the Ovi Maps facility. Ovi Maps is Nokias own maps and navigation system and is now a much easier to use. Maps now include public transportation routes, a predictive search and integration with social networking sites.
The manufacturers are rolling out two new handsets in 2011 that come fitted with this latest operating system which are the Nokia X7and E6. The X7 is the large screened multi media beast designed to compete with the likes of the HTC Desire HD and the Samsung Galaxy S2. The phone comes with a 4inch display perfect for not only handling a range of multimedia files but also for mobile gaming. The handsets boasts a look that is slightly different from the majority of handsets thanks to angled corners which make the phone stand out from the crowd. An 8 mega pixel camera and 720P video capture offer quality results whilst the toughened glass that the body is made of gives the phone extra durability. The E6 is pitched at the more corporate user and offers a combination of a full Qwerty keypad and a touchscreen display. Like the X7 the phone impresses in the camera department with HD video and 8 mega pixel photography both facilitated.
The latest OS update does bring the platform more in line with some of its better known rivals whilst the two new handsets themselves offer the usual blend of great Nokia styling together with some quality specification.
The Nokia X7 and the Nokia E6 are coming soon.