01 December 2010

Change default web browser on Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and other Symbian phones - How to

Nokia new Ovi browserLatest Nokia smartphones running Symbian^3 (Nokia X7, N8, E7, C7, C6-01 and more in future) got nice WebKit-based web browser. But, until the big update, announced by Nokia CEO, the best user experience you may get with the new version 10.1 of Opera Mobile browser. However, if you click web link in some application on your phone (e.g. in an preinstalled email client) it's opening in the default Nokia "Web" browser.
But in new Symbian^3 OS there is a setting that allows you to change app associated with links. This setting page can be found not only on Nokia phones running Symbian^3 but on some Symbian^1 Nokia devices like 5800, 5530 and N97. This is "Default applications" tab in main Settings menu in your phone. To navigate to this pane follow this way Settings -> Application Settings -> Default applications. First Symbian^3 and Symbian^1 devices (e.g. X6, N97 mini) got this pane in new firmware updates. In Symbian^1 phones navigate to this pane this way: Settings->Phone->Application settings->Default application. Here you'll see four Default applications settings: browsing internet, playing music, playing video clips and viewing images. In first setting you can change default browser.
Please note that the first version of Opera Mobile app, which supports this feature, is 10.1. Unfortunately, WRT apps continue to launch Web, even if you click on an web link and open browser. For example, in Nokia's Social Networking app, which is WRT-based, click on a web link in a Facebook message or Twitter tweet will always open it in Nokia Web. Hope this will be fixed in new firmware releases.

5 comments:

eljay said...

Doesn't work.if I get link in email it just opens web and not opera.not seen any link open opera yet and it is set to the default

Lucky said...

I installed the last update for my C7 and now i can change my browser to Opera. Very good Nokia!

Joyee said...

thank you !!! Changed default browser to opera mobile. Remember tht opera mini doesnt show up. Nvr mind... THANKS

ganesh ss said...

i update my c7 with symbian belle but uc browser8 had nevar start in my handset...

Anonymous said...

I just update is account