21
Aug
11

Symbian Anna makes it to the remainder of UK Sim Free N8

After posting on Thursday night that Symbian Ann had been officially released although the UK blue Nokia N8 (0599001) had not been updated when Friday morning arrived so did the firmware update for the remainder of UK sim free N8 family.

Observations

Once updated (flashed) and re-built I have been impressed with the increased speed of the operating system and the many little tweaks under the hood. A little after the re-build was complete I looked at the on device Software Update app and found a 2-part Anna update which added the Internet Radio app and a Social app update. The Anna update is important, but the Social app should be avoided for the moment in my opinion as this version of the app has issues letting go of the data connection (reboot required after use).

I did note when setting up the Social app that with the new split screen keyboard you don’t always have to exit the keyboard to switch from username to password input boxes. Also it took me a while to re-install Swype as the new default portrait keyboard is enjoyable to use. Once installed I do prefer the Swype portrait and landscape keyboards although the keys are somewhat on the small size.

The new Web app is faster and more responsive, with an improved GUI. The Calendar app has an improved interface with little tweaks here and there, including the new hour by hour day view and touch-n-drag based meeting creation. Once the time and duration is chosen a quick tap opens the meeting detail view with support for meeting request generation, map based location, calendar selection, privacy selection and attachments.

Linking of Contacts to Social Networks (Twitter, Facebook) is still painful with the connections being made one at a time.

There a numerous other little improvements here and there and I’m sure I’ll be finding more and more with time, like that in the main menu you can edit by long pressing the menu icons instead of having to go through the options menu.

A couple of other must installs post update are:

  • Nokia Situations: Make your phone a little more intuitive with the automatic profile switching based on, time of the day, day of the week, location, Bluetooth connection and calendar event. As well as this automatic switching it enable association of power saving, application opening and theme changing among other things with selected profiles.
  • Nokia Sleeping Screen: This screensaver app is a little simpler and is limited to the Nokia N8 and E7 based on their OLED screens. The latest version supports both portrait and landscape orientation on screensaver activation and user images and slideshows. The “sleeping” portion of the app title relates to the time based lower power mode of the screensaver although the daytime mode minimises power usage by limiting its use to singular display pixels.

For those that did/didn’t read my last posts below is a repeat of the list of product codes for which Symbian Ann is now available, as of 20th August 2011, which includes some additions since Thursday.

Supported Nokia N8 Product Codes

Below is a list of Nokia N8 product codes for which Symbian Anna is available, as of 20th August 2011:

  • 059D487: 059D487
  • 059D4S1: 059D4S1
  • 0599324: apac1_blu_cambodia
  • 0599322: apac1_blu_indonesia
  • 0599321: apac1_blu_malaysia
  • 0599247: apac1_dg_cambodia
  • 0599246: apac1_dg_indonesia
  • 0599245: apac1_dg_malaysia
  • 0599300: apac1_gr_cambodia
  • 0599299: apac1_gr_indonesia
  • 0599298: apac1_gr_malaysia
  • 0599338: apac1_or_cambodia
  • 0599337: apac1_or_indonesia
  • 0599336: apac1_or_malaysia
  • 059G141: apac1_pink_cambodia
  • 059G143: apac1_pink_indonesia
  • 059G144: apac1_pink_malaysia
  • 0599267: apac1_wh_cambodia
  • 0599266: apac1_wh_indonesia
  • 0599264: apac1_wh_malaysia
  • 0599329: apac2_blu_bangladesh
  • 0599328: apac2_blu_emerging_asia
  • 059B823: apac2_blu_nepal
  • 0599327: apac2_blu_new_zealand
  • 0599325: apac2_blu_philippines
  • 059B939: apac2_blu_sri_lanka
  • 0599254: apac2_dg_bangladesh
  • 0599251: apac2_dg_emerging_asia
  • 059B819: apac2_dg_nepal
  • 0599250: apac2_dg_new_zealand
  • 0599248: apac2_dg_philippines
  • 059B936: apac2_dg_sri_lanka
  • 0599305: apac2_gr_bangladesh
  • 0599304: apac2_gr_emerging_asia
  • 059B822: apac2_gr_nepal
  • 0599303: apac2_gr_new_zealand
  • 0599301: apac2_gr_philippines
  • 059B938: apac2_gr_sri_lanka
  • 0599344: apac2_or_bangladesh
  • 0599342: apac2_or_emerging_asia
  • 059B825: apac2_or_nepal
  • 0599341: apac2_or_new_zealand
  • 0599339: apac2_or_philippines
  • 059B940: apac2_or_sri_lanka
  • 059G147: apac2_pink_bangladesh
  • 059G148: apac2_pink_emerging_asia
  • 059G149: apac2_pink_nepal
  • 059G150: apac2_pink_new_zealand
  • 059G151: apac2_pink_philippines
  • 059G152: apac2_pink_sri_lanka
  • 0599277: apac2_wh_bangladesh
  • 0599275: apac2_wh_emerging_asia
  • 059B821: apac2_wh_nepal
  • 0599273: apac2_wh_new_zealand
  • 0599268: apac2_wh_philippines
  • 059B937: apac2_wh_sri_lanka
  • 0599904: baltian_blu
  • 0599776: baltian_dg
  • 0599852: baltian_gr
  • 0599930: baltian_or
  • 059G155: baltian_pink
  • 0599833: baltian_wh
  • 0598807: china_prc_blue
  • 0598797: china_prc_dark_grey
  • 0598804: china_prc_green
  • 0598810: china_prc_orange
  • 059G157: china_prc_pink
  • 0598800: china_prc_silver_white
  • 0599901: cis_blu
  • 0599003: cis_blu_belarus
  • 0599773: cis_dg
  • 0598983: cis_dg_belarus
  • 0599849: cis_gr
  • 0598999: cis_gr_belarus
  • 059D358: cis_kazakhstan_blu
  • 059D355: cis_kazakhstan_dg
  • 059D357: cis_kazakhstan_gr
  • 059D359: cis_kazakhstan_or
  • 059G160: cis_kazakhstan_pink
  • 059D356: cis_kazakhstan_wh
  • 0599921: cis_or
  • 0599008: cis_or_belarus
  • 059G158: cis_pink
  • 059G159: cis_pink_belarus
  • 0599830: cis_wh
  • 0598992: cis_wh_belarus
  • 0599001: euro1_blu_uk_ireland
  • 0598997: euro1_gr_uk_ireland
  • 0599006: euro1_or_uk_ireland
  • 059G165: euro1_pink_uk_ireland
  • 0598986: euro1_wh_uk_ireland
  • 0599893: euro2_blu
  • 0599894: euro2_blu_germany
  • 0599761: euro2_dg
  • 0599762: euro2_dg_germany
  • 0599841: euro2_gr
  • 0599842: euro2_gr_germany
  • 0599912: euro2_or
  • 0599913: euro2_or_germany
  • 059G166: euro2_pink
  • 059G167: euro2_pink_germany
  • 0599819: euro2_wh
  • 0599820: euro2_wh_germany
  • 0599896: euro3_blu
  • 0599766: euro3_dg
  • 0599823: euro3_ds
  • 0599844: euro3_gr
  • 0599915: euro3_or
  • 059G169: euro3_pink
  • 0599330: india_blu
  • 0599255: india_dg
  • 0599313: india_gr
  • 0599346: india_or
  • 059G172: india_pink
  • 0599278: india_wh
  • 059G194: mea_omu_pink
  • 059G184: mea1_pink
  • 0599464: mea10_blu
  • 0599397: mea10_dg
  • 0599443: mea10_gr
  • 0599479: mea10_or
  • 059G179: mea10_pink
  • 0599430: mea10_wh
  • 0599465: mea11_blu
  • 0599398: mea11_dg
  • 0599444: mea11_gr
  • 0599480: mea11_or
  • 059G180: mea11_pink
  • 0599431: mea11_wh
  • 0599466: mea12_blu
  • 0599399: mea12_dg
  • 0599445: mea12_gr
  • 0599481: mea12_or
  • 059G181: mea12_pink
  • 0599432: mea12_wh
  • 0599467: mea13_blu
  • 0599400: mea13_dg
  • 0599446: mea13_gr
  • 0599482: mea13_or
  • 059G182: mea13_pink
  • 0599433: mea13_wh
  • 0599468: mea14_blu
  • 0599401: mea14_dg
  • 0599447: mea14_gr
  • 0599483: mea14_or
  • 059G183: mea14_pink
  • 0599434: mea14_wh
  • 059G185: mea2_pink
  • 059G186: mea3_pink
  • 059G187: mea4_pink
  • 0599460: mea6_blu_syria
  • 0599393: mea6_dg_syria
  • 0599439: mea6_gr_syria
  • 0599474: mea6_or_syria
  • 059G188: mea6_pink_syria
  • 0599426: mea6_wh_syria
  • 0599461: mea8_blu
  • 0599462: mea8_blu_sudan
  • 0599394: mea8_dg
  • 0599395: mea8_dg_sudan
  • 0599440: mea8_gr
  • 0599441: mea8_gr_sudan
  • 0599475: mea8_or
  • 0599476: mea8_or_sudan
  • 059G189: mea8_pink
  • 059G191: mea8_pink_sudan
  • 0599427: mea8_wh
  • 0599428: mea8_wh_sudan
  • 0599463: mea9_blu
  • 0599396: mea9_dg
  • 0599442: mea9_gr
  • 0599478: mea9_or
  • 059G193: mea9_pink
  • 0599429: mea9_wh
  • 059C895: N8-00 RM-596 3 DK DK Dark Grey S3.1 v3 GV
  • 059F3N8: N8-00 RM-596 3 DK DK White Silver S3.1 v3_COLOR GV
  • 059C850: N8-00 RM-596 3 SE SE Dark Grey S3.1 v3 GV
  • 059C4Z7: N8-00 RM-596 3 UK GB Dark Grey S3.1 v4 GV
  • 059D003: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Belgium BE S3.1 v3 Dark Grey
  • 059C9Z4: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Belgium BE S3.1 v3 Silver white_CO
  • 059D9L6: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Denmark DK Blue S3.1 v.4_COLOR
  • 059C819: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Denmark DK Dark Grey S3.1 v.4
  • 059D3V5: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Denmark DK Green S3.1 v.4_COLOR
  • 059D9L7: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Denmark DK Orange S3.1 v.4_COLOR
  • 059D3L4: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Denmark DK White Silver S3.1 v.4_CO
  • 059D5Z6: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Estonia EE Dark Grey S3.1 v2
  • 059D309: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Finland FI OMU_GREEN_S3.1_V2
  • 059J295: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Finland FI Pink_MSG_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059H6N8: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Germany DE Blue S3.1 – V3_COLOR
  • 059H6N6: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Germany DE Green S3.1 – V3_COLOR
  • 059H7D0: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Germany DE Pink S3.1 – V3_COLOR
  • 059F930: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Hungary HU Blue S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059D8G6: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Hungary HU Green S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059F929: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Hungary HU Orange S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059J2Q4: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Hungary HU Pink S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059D8G5: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Hungary HU SWH S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059D693: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Hungary HU Dark Grey S3.1 V2
  • 059D5T7: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Latvia LV Dark Grey S3.1 v3
  • 059D3V6: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Lithuania LT Dark Grey S3.1 v3
  • 059G3C1: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Lithuania LT Orange S3.1 v3_COLOR
  • 059D4S9: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Lithuania LT SWH S3.1 v3_COLOUR
  • 059D9J8: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Norway NO Blue S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059C856: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Norway NO Dark Grey S3.1 v4
  • 059D4R0: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Norway NO Green S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059D9Q4: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Norway NO Orange S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059H235: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Poland PL (Blue) S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059H233: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Poland PL (Green) S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059H234: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Poland PL (Orange) S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059H236: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Poland PL (Silver White) S3.1 V2_C
  • 059G6P0: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Poland PL (Dark Grey) S3.1 V2
  • 059D9H2: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Sweden SE Blue S3.1 v.4_COLOR
  • 059C852: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Sweden SE Dark Grey S3.1 v.4
  • 059D5P4: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Sweden SE Green S3.1 v.4_COLOR
  • 059D9H0: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Sweden SE Orange S3.1 v.4_COLOR
  • 059D5N7: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant Sweden SE SW S3.1 v.4_COLOR
  • 059C5Q8: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant United Kingdom GB S3.1 V4 Dark Grey
  • 059C5Q6: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant United Kingdom GB S3.1V4 Blue_COLOR
  • 059J123: N8-00 RM-596 Country Variant United Kingdom GB S3.1V4 Pink_COLOR
  • 059C9Z4: N8-00 RM-596 CV Belgium BE S3.1 v3 Silver white_COLOR
  • 059G3R1: N8-00 RM-596 CV Estonia EE Orange S3.1 v2_COLOR
  • 059D608: N8-00 RM-596 CV Estonia EE Silver White S3.1 v2_COLOR
  • 059D2S7: N8-00 RM-596 CV Finland FI Blue_MSG_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059D2S8: N8-00 RM-596 CV Finland FI Dark_Grey_MSG_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059C7K0: N8-00 RM-596 CV Finland FI Green_MSG_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059D2S9: N8-00 RM-596 CV Finland FI Orange_MSG_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059C7J1: N8-00 RM-596 CV Finland FI SILVER_WHITE_MSG_S3.1_V2
  • 059G400: N8-00 RM-596 CV Latvia LV Orange S3.1 v3_COLOR
  • 059D5T9: N8-00 RM-596 CV Latvia LV Silver White S3.1 v3_COLOR
  • 059D9J8: N8-00 RM-596 CV Norway NO Blue S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059D4R0: N8-00 RM-596 CV Norway NO Green S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059D9Q4: N8-00 RM-596 CV Norway NO Orange S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059D4Q5: N8-00 RM-596 CV Norway NO White Silver S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059C5Q5: N8-00 RM-596 CV United Kingdom GB S3.1 V4 Orange_COLOR
  • 059C5Q7: N8-00 RM-596 CV United Kingdom GB S3.1 V4 Silver/white_COLOR
  • 059F5Q5: N8-00 RM-596 E-Plus DE Dark Grey S3.1 – V3
  • 059D5B5: N8-00 RM-596 o2 Germany DE Green_S3.1_Postpaid_V3_COLOR
  • 059C6X6: N8-00 RM-596 o2 Germany DE Silver_White_S3.1_Postpaid_V3
  • 059C9F6: N8-00 RM-596 Orange UK GB S3.1 V3 Dark Grey
  • 059D9C0: N8-00 RM-596 Polkomtel SA PL (dark grey) S3.1 V2
  • 059F8L7: N8-00 RM-596 Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Era PL (swh) S3.1 V3_CLR
  • 059D354: N8-00 RM-596 Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Era PL (dark grey) S3.1 V3
  • 059D7P5: N8-00 RM-596 Proximus BE S3.1 v3 Dark Grey
  • 059C406: N8-00 RM-596 PTK Centertel (Orange PL) PL Dark Grey V3 GV
  • 059F8S9: N8-00 RM-596 PTK Centertel (Orange PL) PL SW S3.1 V2 GV_COLOR
  • 059F0G1: N8-00 RM-596 Smart Communications – PH Orange Sim_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059D1L3: N8-00 RM-596 Smart Communications – Philippines PH D. G_S3.1_V2
  • 059F0G2: N8-00 RM-596 Smart Communications – Philippines PH SWH_S3.1_V2_C
  • 059D487: N8-00 RM-596 T-Mobile CZ CZ Silver S3.1 V3 GV
  • 059D4S1: N8-00 RM-596 T-Mobile UK GB Dark Grey S3.1 v3
  • 059D8L0: N8-00 RM-596 Telefonica O2 CZ CZ DARK GREY S3.1 V3
  • 059D9N6: N8-00 RM-596 Telefonica O2 CZ CZ GREEN S3.1 V3_COLOR
  • 059D7N3: N8-00 RM-596 Telenet BE S3.1 v4 Dark Grey_COLOR
  • 059D7N7: N8-00 RM-596 Telenet BE S3.1 v4 white silver
  • 059D610: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor DK DK Dark Grey S3.1 V2
  • 059D748: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor DK DK Green S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059D747: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor DK DK White Silver S3.1 V2_COLOR
  • 059F1K9: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor Mobil NO NO Blue S3.1 v3_COLOR
  • 059D3G7: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor Mobil NO NO Dark Grey S3.1 v3
  • 059D609: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor Mobil NO NO Green S3.1 v3_COLOR
  • 059F1K6: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor Mobil NO NO Orange S3.1 v3_COLOR
  • 059H8P2: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor Mobil NO NO Pink S3.1 v3_COLOR
  • 059D604: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor Mobil NO NO Silver White S3.1 v3_COLOR
  • 059D614: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor SE SE Dark Grey S3.1 v.3_COLOR
  • 059D281: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor SE SE Green S3.1 v.3_COLOR
  • 059C9Z8: N8-00 RM-596 Telenor SE SE Silver White S3.1 v.3
  • 059D1X1: N8-00 RM-596 TeliaSonera SE SE Blue S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059C9X8: N8-00 RM-596 TeliaSonera SE SE Dark Grey S3.1 v4
  • 059D1N0: N8-00 RM-596 TeliaSonera SE SE Green S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059D1M4: N8-00 RM-596 TeliaSonera SE SE Silver White S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059D1M2: N8-00 RM-596 Virgin UK GB S3.1 v5 Dark Grey
  • 059H816: N8-00 RM-596 Vodafone CZ CZ Dark Grey S3.1V3_COLOR
  • 059D976: N8-00 RM-596 Vodafone CZ CZ Green S3.1V3
  • 059D8J4: N8-00 RM-596 Vodafone Hungary HU Dark grey S3.1 V2
  • 059C7R0: N8-00 RM-596 Vodafone New Zealand NZ White Silver_S3.1_V3
  • 059C0T6: N8-00 RM-596 Vodafone UK GB Contract Graphite S3.1 v4
  • 059D4T9: N8-00 RM-596 Vodafone UK GB Contract Green S3.1 v4_COLOR
  • 059D1G4: N8_00_RM_596_CV_Malaysia_MY_ Silver_White_ S3.1_V2_Color
  • 059D7K4: N8_00_RM_596_CV_Malaysia_MY_Azure_Blue_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059D1F9: N8_00_RM_596_CV_Malaysia_MY_DarkGrey_S3.1_V2
  • 059D1G2: N8_00_RM_596_CV_Malaysia_MY_Green_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059D7K2: N8_00_RM_596_CV_Malaysia_MY_Orange_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 059H6C0: N8_00_RM_596_CV_Malaysia_MY_Pink_S3.1_V2_COLOR
  • 0599002: russian_blu
  • 0599899: russian_blu_hungary
  • 0599898: russian_blu_moldova
  • 0598981: russian_dg
  • 0599771: russian_dg_hungary
  • 0599769: russian_dg_moldova
  • 0598998: russian_gr
  • 0599847: russian_gr_hungary
  • 0599846: russian_gr_moldova
  • 0599007: russian_or
  • 0599919: russian_or_hungary
  • 0599918: russian_or_moldova
  • 059G197: russian_pink
  • 059G1B0: russian_pink_hungary
  • 059G1B1: russian_pink_moldova
  • 0598988: russian_wh
  • 0599827: russian_wh_hungary
  • 0599826: russian_wh_moldova
  • 0599005: scandinavia_blu
  • 0598984: scandinavia_dg
  • 0599000: scandinavia_gr
  • 0599009: scandinavia_or
  • 059G1B5: scandinavia_pink
  • 0598996: scandinavia_wh
  • 059G1B8: thailand_pink
  • 0599332: vietnam_blu
  • 0599256: vietnam_dg
  • 0599314: vietnam_gr
  • 0599359: vietnam_or
  • 0599280: vietnam_wh
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3 Responses to “Symbian Anna makes it to the remainder of UK Sim Free N8”


  1. 1 CLTSchwarz
    August 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Interesting thing I found. No split-screen text entry in Conversations! To enable it open application manager and uninstall conversation appl and conversation server, then it works fine 🙂


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