Google's mobile-facing web has undergone something of a transformation in recent times. Some changes for the good (e.g. the new YouTube interface), some 'meh' (accessing Google+) and some very bad (mentions of Nokia and Symbian completely axed).
Of the bad, there were three core Symbian applications from Google that I was missing, especially on my older S60 3rd Edition and 5th Edition handsets (screens here are from my N82):
- Google Mobile Search - much underrated at the time and a precursor of Apple's Siri, Vlingo and Google Now, this integrates into your (older) S60 homescreen and gives voice-recognised search for the web, for location, and so on.
- Google Maps - frozen in time around the period when Android really started to take off, this still offers basic Street View, satellite imagery, Latitude and the usual access to Google's backend Maps POI databases.
- Gmail - really quite usable and with plenty of Gmail features, ignore that this is written in Java and just use it. The main advantages are that it runs fast on even slow hardware and small screens, supports multiple Google accounts and that it uses almost no system disk space - everything happens server-side.
Note that all three of these are no longer 'officially supported' by Google (heck, with no customer support people, Google has never been very good at supporting the platforms it produces itself, I'd argue!), so we offer these archived installers with no guarantees whatsoever. If they work for you then great - if they don't then feel free to comment below, but don't come crying and expecting hand holding(!)