O2 has begun pushing out a Symbian software update to Nokia N8 owners, the carrier has announced, bringing a selection of spanking new features to the NSeries smartie.
Chief among the sweeteners that the OS bump delivers is a revamped Ovi Store. There’s also a much improved Quick Office, which replaces the viewer-only iteration with the full version, meaning you’ll now be able to create and edit new files and zoom functionality on documents.
Additionally, Nokia promises us a better social networking experience and calendar, as well as performance enhancements to make the much-maligned N8 run faster.
The arrival of the update comes in the wake of persistent and severe criticism of the N8 and the Symbian3 operating system’s user friendliness.
Since then, of course, Nokia has confirmed it’ll be jumping on board with the considerably less complex, tile-based Windows Phone 7 platform, in a bid to arrest a fall in its market share.
The first WP7 powered Nokia phone is expected before the end of the year.