Nokia releases Symbian Anna NFC update

The phone maker has begun upgrading Symbian^3 devices to Symbian Anna, allowing users of the NFC-enabled Nokia C7 to try out its NFC functionality for the first time.

Nokia C7
NOKIA C7: The 'Anna' update will turn on NFC

Nokia has today begun the process of upgrading Symbian^3 smartphones with Symbian Anna, an operating system update that provides the devices with a wide range of additional functions. For users of the Nokia C7, which includes an NFC chip, the update means the device’s tag read/write functionality will be switched on for the first time.

“The Symbian Anna update will be available through Ovi Suite on the PC or the SW Update app on your phone,” the Nokia Conversations blog explains. “Countries that will receive their updates this week include the following: Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, the UK, and more. Other countries are mostly confirmed for the next three weeks.”