Nokia N8: Symbian Anna OS
If you own a Nokia N8 you are probably running Symbian Anna, if not you should get it. It comes with a faster browser, improved text input, fresh, new icons and the latest version of Ovi Maps.
Symbian Anna significantly enhances the user experience on the Nokia N8 and the first thing you will notice is the menu, with crisp icons and multiple usability enhancements. Now you can swipe between your homescreen’s in real time instead of the old homescreen that moved only after you’ve finished with your swipe. In menu now you can rearrange your icons like on iOS and Android.
Text input has also been improved, typing on the touchscreen is much easier with a split screen, so you can see message threads, webpages, contacts or email view while typing on the virtual QWERTY keypad – now also available in portrait mode. The landscape QWERT keyboard is ok, the keys are big enough even for fast typing.
The usability of the photo gallery has also been improved.
Symbian Anna enhances Nokia Maps with better search functionality, new public transportation routes and the ability to check-in to favorite geo-social network sites like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter.
Everything works much better, including web browsing – a faster, easier-to-use browser, delivering quicker page loads and improved device navigation allows people to connect more easily to their favorite sites on the go.
For its business customers, Nokia offers features such as full meeting requests secure encryption of data and secure Internet access. Business users with a Nokia N8 can now easily and securely access their company intranet with IPSEC and SSL VPN enablers.