The browser on S40 phones has always been a bit of a disappointment and one of the many weak areas in the OS. Anyone with even a remote interest in web browsing would choose Opera Mini over it any day. But now Nokia has launched an updated version of the browser, which is still in beta but can be downloaded from Nokia Labs or the Ovi Store, and plans to make up for its predecessor’s shortcomings.
Among the list of features in the new 1.0.3 version is a combined URL and search box, so you don’t have to dig through the menu to perform a quick search of the web. Also among the list of additions is a drop-down toolbar that houses options such as the ability to post the link to the current page on Twitter or Facebook and even an option to translate the text on the current page to the default language of the device. As time progresses, more options will be added here.
The download manager has also been updated and now you can download multiple files, pause and resume downloads and open them from the download manager itself. There is also a new password manager, ability to save images and localized start pages in different countries.
To check the new browser in action, hit play on the video below or click on the source link to know about the list of supported devices and other features.