Nokia N8 Update to Symbian 4

November 13, 2021
Post-flashing phases

Nokia has just released the first Symbian^3 update for N8, C6-01 and C7. The new 1.1 version brings tweaks over the messaging department plus office editing for the N8, but no new features or overall improvements.

Unfortunately the first official update brings only this:

  • Meeting requests can be accepted directly from email invitations
  • Maps integration in email, which means people can view the meeting location on the map when the address is mentioned in the location field in the invite

Those are available on all three Symbian^3 handsets. The Nokia N8 also gets Quick Office 6.4 with enabled editing and zoom in/out capabilities in Word. The update also pre-installs the games Need for Speed Shift (or Asphalt 5), Real Golf and Galaxy on Fire.

Nokia N8 • Nokia C6-01 • Nokia C7

Ok, we bet minor updating is better than no updating at all, but come on! Sybmbian^3 is in dire need of web browser improvements, seamless text and other performance-related stuff. There were some promises about new options for the N8 camera too. These are things that really hurt usability on those devices (and sales probably too).

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