I updated to Symbian Anna and looks like some effort has gone into the Adobe Reader, it's noticeably faster for a file that is 20 mb in size. And it reformats quicky and I can use the multi-touch to zoom. Still no full-screen though which sucks major! I don't know why.
Anyways - I got this email saying I could upgrade to LE 2.5, for $10. What do you guys think ? Is it worth? I have a lot of IEEE only issues to read during my commute so I need the full screen feature (don't think LE has it though) but if the perf is better I could take it.
I don't really know if the LE 2.5 is the new one.... When I tried the trial version a few months back I saw that the C7 had come with the "Latest" while the website was selling the older one....
2011-08-23 3:08 - edited 2011-08-23 3:12
The biggest advantage of 2.5 over the built-in reader is the word-wrap feature. Without word wrap (which re-flows the text to fit the screen size), trying to read on a small screen generally means constant horizontal scrolling. If the built-in reader on your phone includes word-wrap (is that what you mean by "reformat"?), then there probably isn't much of a reason to upgrade.
Except: My version of AR LE 2.5 (v2.05.195) does include a full-screen option.
All folks on Symbian Anna - Do not download and update since it doesnt work... thats $10 down the drain for me cuz there ain't no support from the Vendor.....
Yeah doing that.... There is no mention of any Firmware Version.... Looks like its a miss from their end. It seems their "Developers" are going to work on it... As a "developer" myself I know what that means
I have to disagree. The reader in Anna works great if you have a 2 page PDF file. If it happes to be 250 pages it takes ages just to scroll down the page. Completely worthless to try to use. Is this due to reader, Anna, or just a slow processor. Anyway, not a very "high end" user experience.
Looks like its a miss from their end. It seems their "Developers" are going to work on it... As a "developer" myself I know what that means
I recently had a similar email exchange with the QuickOffice folks...but concerning Adobe Reader for the E72/E73! I cannot begin to imagine how much money this company has lost by not keeping up with Nokia's line of phones. If they are still without full versions for phones released 2 years ago, I don't know when or if they will ever catch up. It redefines the phrase "asleep at the wheel".
It appears that an official source for the Adobe Reader LE 2.5 (for s60 v3 fp2 phones such as E72, N79 and E5) no longer exists. The chief difference between the built-in version of Adobe Reader on Nokia phones and v LE 2.5 is the ability to reflow text to fit the screen size, without which the Reader is all but useless for anything beyond a couple of paragraphs. I was fortunate to obtain the LE 2.5 version when it was still being sold, and its registration is linked to my phone's IMEI. A Google search for "Adobe Reader LE v2.5" came up with, among many other things, links to a file named "Adobe.Reader.LE.v2.5.195.S60v3" on a few sites; you could investigate these and see whether they are legit. Otherwise, since Google now owns QuickOffice (which used to distribute Adobe Reader for Symbian), I would not expect any further availability.