The OS that just won't die? Two years and three months after Symbian was publicly put on life support, the platform updates keep coming, with the rollout today for all Belle Refresh and Feature Pack 2 smartphones of a 6MB Email and Calendar update, incorporating better attachment and event handling, plus a new compatibility update for Nokia Music for Belle Feature Pack 2 devices. Whatever modern Symbian device you own, head for SW Update on the device, or plug into Nokia Suite.
Here are the updates appearing on the editorial Nokia 700 (also seen on the 808, by the way):
6MB of this is the Email and Calendar update, 2MB is the Nokia Music client update...
Note the Belle Feature Pack 2-specific version number (see below); (right) Nokia Music was v16.40.2 up until today, so this looks like a minor update to maintain compatibility with changes at the server end.
Note that a reboot is needed. Also, when restarting email after the reboot, the application clears its previous cache of email headers, so be patient the first time, while all your headers and most recent messages are retrieved.
And comments welcome if this fixes attachment or calendar issues that you have been having.
Getting started with the update for the Nokia Music client
And below is the Email and Calendar update appearing on the Belle Refresh-powered editorial Nokia E7. Note the different version numbering and file size, this is because the update has had to be slightly tweaked for each Symbian platform. This version should also appear for the likes of the C7, N8, and so on:
Belle Refresh devices still getting updates as they approach their third birthday - impressive!
Great work by Nokia and Accenture again, I wonder what's next from their programming teams for Symbian?