Symbian Anna got another software update 024.001 for limited regions

The title says it all that there is another latest software update available on Nokia N8 after Symbian Anna 022.014 and that is now version 024.001. This update has also been seen to other devices like C7, E7 etc.

I saw this update, last night (late night – 31st August, 2011), on the Nokia N8’s in-device Software Updater when wondered to check if there is some update or not. And there was this big update as 024.001.

following screens showing a software update notification (left) when on earlier version of Symbian Anna 22.14 (middle) and then after updating to Symbian Anna 24.1 (on right)

Download & Update

The update is big as around 266 MB, so you will not be offered to update over the air. You need to connect to PC via Nokia Software Updater or Nokia Ovi Suite.

We currently don’t have an idea what this update brings to the device in terms of features, bug fixes, or improvements. We’ll post after evaluating with the new update.

Availability

After hunting around and talking to twitter friends I got that this update is not available globally.

So checking with Navifirm, the production external repository of Nokia shows only a limited list of variants for this update (024.001). The variants include Middle East product codes, a few for Netherlands and Thailand.

After knowing the fact, I guess this update is only available for above listed regions. So is available for Pakistan as the units sold in Pakistan are the Middle East

The same limit of availability might be on other devices as well as on Nokia N8

We’re not sure if this update will reach globally.