Nokia is bringing Chrome To Phone functionality to Symbian and S60 devices with its new app Nokia Drop, allowing users to ditch their Bluetooth dongles and USB cables to send links and photos to their device directly from their desktop browser.
Built using Qt, Nokia Drop is programmed to utilise the Nokia Notification solution, ensuring devices only use battery power when a user requests a file to be sent to a device. To send files and share links, a user needs to install two apps – one for the browser and one for the phone.
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Nokia Drop is supported on both Chrome and Firefox, adding a small Drop icon on the browser, waiting for items to be shared. The next step is to download and install the application on the device, logging into both accounts to link the two platforms.
Once installed, a user can right click on the page/image that they wish to share and select what element they wish to have automatically transfer to their Symbian or S60 device.Images can be set as either a wallpaper or it will sit in the photo gallery.
Symbian handset owners can download Nokia Drop from Beta Labs for free and it currently supports Nokia N8-00, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7-00, Nokia E7-00, Nokia X6-00, Nokia 5228, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5235, Nokia 5530, Nokia C6-00, Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini.