Nokia Xpress Browser for Asha Updated; Brings Multi-Window Support

Nokia Xpress Browser which has been available for the Asha and other S40 phones since long has just received a new update which adds the much awaited tabbed browsing. The update pushes the version number to 3.1.0 which previously was somewhere around 2.3.0.

Nokia Xpress Browser uses intermediate Nokia proxy servers to optimize web pages based on the capabilities and screen size of the device. The proxy servers also compress data by up to 90% to reduce data transmission charges for the mobile user.

The updated Nokia Xpress Browser (v 3.1) is at par with what has been introduced in the new phones (such as the 501) running the Asha OS. The tabbed browsing is smooth and the visual effects which appear up while switching between tabs are quite appealing.

Users can browse simultaneously in up to 6 windows/tabs. Tabs can be easily switched by clicking/tapping on the icon located in the bottom (for touch phones) or towards the top (for qwerty phones).

Tip: To close a window, long tap on it in the multi-window page and tap on the red cross.

Updating Nokia Xpress Browser to version 3.1

Coming to the updates, the updates are delivered through a notification within the browser. So you’ll probably see a pop-up notification about the update while browsing your favorite sites. If Nokia Xpress Browser is installed in a directory which you can access, you can update it by pressing Options> Update Version

Lastly, if the update is not available in any way, it is most probably because your Nokia Device was not eligible to be updated to the latest version because of certain hardware and API limitations.

Here’s a small gallery from the updated browser 🙂

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95 Responses to Nokia Xpress Browser for Asha Updated; Brings Multi-Window Support

  1. bharath m June 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    I will update it now. Hope its worth updating 😀

    • singhnsk June 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Hehe.. Let’s see if you like the new tabbed browsing or not :mrgreen:

      • Bharath M June 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

        I browsed for more than 45 minutes. Still no popups and nothing showed up. I’m still running the same version as before. No update 🙁 🙁

        • singhnsk June 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

          Here you go. Click on the link below from your mobile and it should start the update process 🙂
          Nokia Xpress 3.1

          • Bharath m June 27, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

            much better. finally the browser worth browsing and for show off
            Thank you 😀

          • Sophie August 6, 2013 at 4:27 am #

            I tried updating my browser today after receiving a notification to update to d latest version but since the attempt I’ve been getting an alert dat says ‘conflicting applications’ and wen I click 2 check it shows ‘nokia xpress’. I hv restored factory settings twice in an attempt 2 correct d prblm but it ddn’t help. Pls wat can I do 2 restore my browser? It’s an asha 201.

      • Asharon Baltazar August 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

        Oh my G-d! I like the new browser. But it only has 4 tabs to open! Asha 303 here. And there is no way to view the history, which I use often. Sucks. Update? Not really.

        • singhnsk August 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

          Maybe the tabs are dependent on the amount of background memory that the phone has. My 311 can open upto 6 tabs as you can see in the screenshots. Anyways, the 4 tabs are still better than the only 1 which used to be the trend before this update.
          History, I can find a small list of history history under Favorites. Have you tried accessing it there? 🙂

          • Asharon Baltazar August 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

            Yes, I have. But it’s not there. That really sucks. Do you know if this is on all S40 devices? Do you think they’ll release a new update to fix it?
            (Just an off-topic question: speaking of updates, will there be anything new for the S40 devices soon?)

            • singhnsk August 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

              For me, History is there under Favorites. Have you updated your browser to the 3.2 version, the update just came in a few days before.
              Updates, hmm.. I won’t keep any hope. If there’s a future market for feature phones, that’ll be with Asha OS and the lone S40 is dumped. I can’t sense any more updates, except some serious bug fixes (if need arises).

          • Asharon Baltazar August 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

            there was a problem and accidentaly I pasted a few more comments than needed.

            • singhnsk August 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

              Its alright 🙂 I do have the Trash button 😛

          • Asharon Baltazar August 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

            Well, I do have a Asha 303 (actually using right now to tap out this comment) and it is a Asha but also runs a touch-S40. Do you think there’ll be updates for this kind of software?Okay, I don’t know about the history problem and what to do with it 🙁 .

            • singhnsk August 5, 2013 at 9:09 am #

              Basically these Asha phones released prior to 2013 were still running the S40 Developer Platform 2.0. What I meant with the Asha OS is the Nokia Asha software platform 1.0 which can be found in the new Nokia Asha 501. As Nokia has made huge changes in the new Asha Software, there’s no point in wasting resources to still keep developing the older Asha S40. That’s from the business point of view. Users always expect updates and it always feels awesome. I just feel that there will not be any more updates.
              Plus above everything, software updates have never brought some valuable new features in the S40 phones. They’re just pushed to solve out issues and fix bugs.

              About the browser, try updating from http://download.browser.ovi.com . If no update is available, its better to forget the history then. I’ll however try on my C3-00 if I can locate history somewhere.

  2. Jonathan June 26, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    Nothing for my asha 311 for now 😛

    • singhnsk June 26, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      Haha.. Maybe they wanted to give it to me first 😉
      These days there’s a benefit to be in India. S40 is all being done in India 😉

      • Jonathan July 8, 2013 at 11:21 am #

        Thats true bro!! and today is 8/07/13 and still nothing… i can install with the link u put but i wanna the App in spanish… took wait more :/

        • singhnsk July 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

          Hmm.. LOL Nokia no likes Spanish 😛
          Hope it comes soon 🙂

          • Jonathan July 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

            yeah! im done with this, now i dont care if is in spanish or english ty again!

  3. Asha 311 June 27, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    My phone still restarts and sometimes the battery drains in half a day after full charge… Sometimes it comes for 4 days backup… Anybody facing this prob… I have update to latest version 7 from Nokia care….

    • singhnsk June 27, 2013 at 11:23 am #

      Something like that happens with me too. Sometimes the battery dies too quick and at other times it stays for quite long. Signal problems sounds to be the culprit to me 🙂

      • Bharath M June 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

        Yeah. Same kind of problem haunted me when I had v.5.92 installed.
        But after the update everything is normal and has become much much better. and stable.
        Till today – No Hang, no Restart and battery goes on and on.
        @singhnsk
        coming to your problem – I think connecting your 311 to your laptop for more than 4 hours in a go causes restarts and battery die quickly. I also faced same problem. Because, I was connecting my 311 to my PC for more than 5 hours in a go. In that span – my 311 restarted sometimes and even when battery was full if i switched it off, the battery shows red indication after start up.

        After update – I have stopped connecting more than 3 hours in a go. So, It has become much more efficient and best . 😀 😀 😀

        • singhnsk June 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

          Thanks Bharath. Sounds interesting. Stability has definitely improved with the new update 😀
          My phone stays connected for all the time i use my laptop. Sometimes using it as a modem, and at other times just for charging. I’ll try reducing that time to see if some magic happens 😛 Thanks

          • Bharath m June 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

            I bet it is the 100% culprit. 😀 I have experimented every possible ways. 😀
            No connection after full charge – 5 days
            3 hours of connection after full charge – 30% reduction
            >5 hours of conn. – 100% instability.

            I also use it as a modem with 3G pack and often used to leave connected to PC even after finishing work with my website. 😛 i.e. while playing games and watching movies). ;->

            Connect when u need and remove it after that. if u use max 3 hours a day ( like me after update) dont leave it to charge. I would have enough power for 2 days standby time. next time when u connect it will charge for next two days.( but can be used efficiently for 1day).

            Try and see the difference…. ;-)%-)

            • singhnsk June 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

              2 days? Oh bro.. My phone has never even lasted one complete day. LOL I don’t leave it on standby for much of time.
              The facts are really promising. I’ll start charging it only via the Charger. No need to connect to the laptop. Let’s see the magic thereafter 😀

  4. Mark June 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Hi.
    Why i can’t watch videos on youtube and facebook in nokia express.

    • Mark June 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      It happened since i updated my nokia express

      • singhnsk June 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

        Just tried playing YouTube videos and it worked. No idea about Facebook though 🙂

        • Mark June 30, 2013 at 5:57 am #

          My facebook in nokia express still doesn’t play videos, when im tapping on the videos the page refreshes.

          • singhnsk June 30, 2013 at 9:20 am #

            Just tried with a video hosted by Facebook. Nokia Xpress doesn’t streams it directly, instead starts downloading it and then plays.
            So it still works. Does it show you any errors?

            • SANDY June 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

              YOU TUBE VIDEO ERROR DOWNLOAD FAILED IN NOKIA XPRESS BROWSER IN NOKIA ASHA 202 WHAT IS THE SOLUTION

              • Narender Singh June 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

                Use UC Browser and ssyoutube.

                • Sandy June 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

                  I am also use UC browser and opera mini browser and ssyoutube but the problem is not solved.earlier the download is done with you tube. when click on watch like download sceen shows download and then play video. but letter this problem happen why I dont find solution.I treid relience, nokia customer care. relience technical section but the problem is as it was.

  5. marcello June 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    singhnsk,
    alternative link please?

  6. marcello June 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    nokia browser

  7. marcello July 1, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    Im using opera mini. It works. Thx

  8. zuala July 2, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    why can’t i download videos larger than 20 mb with nokia xpress browser?

  9. Palani July 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    I m using nokia asha 311 how to update my nokia asha express browser pls hlp me

  10. Palani July 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Nice 🙂 🙂

  11. marcello July 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    6 Tabs. Good

  12. Jared July 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    I just got connected back to the virtual world this afternoon, then when i tried opening the it goes, the update showed. I’m kinda overwhelmed. When you exit the browser, the page stays where you leave it. Nice job nokia.

    • singhnsk July 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

      Yeah 😀 It remembers the last accessed pages and tabs, but only to an extent that the physical memory isn’t used by any other app. If you open a lot of apps, the browser might forget where you last left it or else will require reloading of those pages.

      • Jared July 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

        Ah! thanks for clarifying. 😀 that explains why at some point the page needs to be refreshed.
        I just wish they added “save page” option”, like opera mini. I also noticed they removed the downloads icon, it is now located on the “options” menu while on the homepage.

        • singhnsk July 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

          Yeah. Opera MIni is still the best browsing option available for Java phones. I still use it for most of my browsing on the phone 😀
          Downloads was removed to make way for the new Windows icon, but you can access downloads via options on any page, not just the homepage 🙂

  13. marup July 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    My phone model is nokia asha 200.
    After update, when i open it, it shows that” conflicting application”
    now what can i do????

    • singhnsk July 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      Have you followed the above guide?

  14. Amar July 10, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    Asha 308 says that xpress browser is sucesfuly installed..bt whre is the new browser installed..the default remains as it is

    • singhnsk July 11, 2013 at 1:35 am #

      It will replace the default. There’s not much of change of looks, so be careful while checking it out. Check the version number in settings.

  15. Antero July 13, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    Thanks for this article, you seem to know useful stuff about this, that’s why I’m writing here ’cause I’ve reached the end of my patience trying to update this browser. I have an Asha 203 and every time I try to update the nokia xpress browser to either the 2.3 or the 3.1 I get “downloading failed” when there are 24 sec. left. I tried all the possible ways of updating/downloading, it doesn’t work. And it doesn’t even tell me there is an update, I found out elsewhere.
    Any ideas, help?

    • singhnsk July 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Try deleting the browser and then re-installing it. Or else try side-loading another copy of the browser 🙂

      • Antero July 15, 2013 at 5:48 am #

        well no, the browser can’t be deleted. and its updates depend strictly on the phone model and/or firmware: the browser gets updated together with the software update. so for example nokia xpress 2.3 or 3.1 were rolled out only to some Asha phones while others, like Asha 203, are left with the 2.0 version after the SW update. myea.
        thanks, anyway! 🙂

  16. adnan baloch July 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    i have updated my browser now its showing cnflicting apps . if i click no it restarts my mobile what should i do? plz help me.

  17. oni July 15, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    hello please help when i use my video recorder the record time is 2hrs and 13mins. after i record a video e.g 5mins, the record time display is still 2hrs and 13mins. i thought it will be deducted right? and the recording time is not accurate when i use other video resolution. thanks!

    • singhnsk July 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

      The available recording time is dependent on the amount of data that the phone can handle in physical memory. So its never a replica of available storage in the phone.
      Take it as the longest video that the phone can record, even if you put in a 32GB Memory Card.

      • oni July 22, 2013 at 11:26 am #

        okay sir cause it seems a problem to me. i hope nokia can overhaul the os for asha 311 something like in asha 501. hehe

        • singhnsk July 22, 2013 at 11:49 am #

          Don’t get me wrong, but i don’t think that will be possible. New Asha is a different breed and Nokia won’t necessarily be willing to spend resources on the devices of past. I mean there’s no point updating already sold phones to a new platform when something new is coming.
          So i feel old Asha will stay as it is. Maybe a few more minor bug fixes and that’s it 🙂

          • ONI July 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

            YUP I HOPE NOKIA WILL FIX SOME PROBLEMS REGARDING TO 311 OS. SIR I ALLWAYS SUFFER PROBLEMS WHEN I INSTALL OFFSCREEN APPS ON MY ASHA 311. WHEN I USED IT FOR A MONTH I ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS SUCH RESTARTING AND AN INVISIBLE ICONS APPEARED.

  18. oni July 17, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    hello

  19. Naveen July 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Sir I’m nt getting the browser update:-( i tried ur link bt still it leads me to download same version ..:-( it says -version 2.3 already installed do you wan2 replace it?…

    • singhnsk July 31, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      Which phone are you using? 🙂

  20. Naveen July 31, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    Nokia asha 311

  21. Naveen August 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Finally gt it..:-)

  22. Paschal August 17, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    I updated mine via your website and now it shows error no def memory and some other rubbish please help me

  23. mabbey August 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    a friend too my phone and when she brought it,my settings and everything has changed…….when i try opening my internet,it doesnt work so i downloaded opera mini….which i have been using for a while….now my whatsapp version has expired,i have tried times without number trying to download a new whatsapp version with the opera mini but it doesnt work….i have been told to download a new web browser so that i download the whatsappwith that browser but dont know the browser i should download……am damn worried…

    • singhnsk August 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

      Just download the Nokia Express Browser and then open the WhatsApp site at whatsapp.com/s40 to download WhatsApp.

  24. aamir September 24, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

    Cannot use for Whats up and skype… and second most importnt thing is hanging problem in asha 501,,,,,,,, damn phone, wastage of money

    • singhnsk September 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      Tell me which phone at this price lets you make calls using skype? WhatsApp is coming soon. A month at the max. Wait for Nokia world.

  25. kim October 9, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    i live in the philippines and my provider is globe telecoms.. after i restore my nokia 501 i cant find my nokia express browser. when i click on internet browser.. home page is google. and when i clickadd webpage it doesnt respond. how can can i get my express browser back? thank in advance for who will reply my concern.

    • singhnsk October 9, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      There is no software update available yet. So quite simple that it won’t show any updates.
      Rest about Xpress Browser, please try reinstalling it by opening http://download.browser.ovi.com/ on you phone. But in most cases, it won’t replace the regular internet icon and will create a new icon as ‘Nokia Xpress’. So both are supposed to remain.

      • kim October 9, 2013 at 10:55 am #

        i tried. it says my phone is not supported? how come it is not supported. it had an express browser on it until i restored the phone. it is an asha 501.. and it is not in the list. any other advice. the only problem i had with it was i cannot play youtube using wifi and data connection. so i thought i restore it. after restore browser just became a regular browser with google as the home page.

        • singhnsk October 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

          Hello Kim
          How did you access that website? make sure you open it in the default browser which has Google as its homepage. Let me know if it still does not work. I’ll find an alternative.
          YouTube.. Hmm.. Some guys hare having problems playing via WiFi, but Mobile Data works fine. Try updating the browser first and then see how YouTube performs.

          • kim October 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

            i used facebook mobile. i sent the link using my laptop on my facebook mobile in my asha501. the link is http://download.browser.ovi.com/ it says 501 is not supported. and in regards to my youtube problem. i tried both wfi and data connection still it say there is a problem with your connection. and thanks for your replies. its been 2 days of searching for solution.

          • kim October 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

            i solved the problem regarding express browser.. after i restored my phone i did not accept any permission and set my location to malaysia. and used default browser to open facebook mobile which is m.facebook,com where i sent the link http://download.browser.ovi.com/ to.. thank for the effort and for the download link. now my only problem is how to watch youtube on asha 501. 🙂

            • singhnsk October 10, 2013 at 10:21 am #

              Hmm.. So are you able to connect any other app properly to the internet? I meant do all apps work fine? Try it via Mobile Data first, almost everyone was able to stream over mobile data i don’t know why you can’t :-O

            • brenden December 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

              opera mini

  26. kim October 9, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    and when i tried to update my phone software i didnt do nothing. this phone sucks.

  27. Sandy June 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    I am also use UC browser and opera mini browser and ssyoutube but the problem is not solved.earlier the download is done with you tube. when click on watch like download sceen shows download and then play video. but letter this problem happen why I dont find solution.I treid relience, nokia customer care. relience technical section but the problem is as it was.

  28. Adeluv August 16, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    While trying to download a game was adviced to upgrade to Nokia xpress. Which i did! Now the problem i have now is that, any apps that i open…..its keeps saying comflicting apps & when i open it , it NOKIA XPRESS!!!!! PLS i really need a solution ASAP

    • Narender Singh August 17, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Is that only for Nokia Xpress or just each and every app on your phone?

  29. Matt frayage November 5, 2014 at 4:06 am #

    Is there any news yet on the supposed release timeline of the Xpress browser and opera merger yet?
    also, why does Xpress browser score so much higher on the HTML5 test website as compared to opera mini (239 to a mere 53)?

    • Narender Singh November 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      No updates yet. I still doubt if it will be possible to do that on older devices as the Xpress Browser is kinda deeply integrated with the phone.

  30. G.B November 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Hi. I refused to update my nokia browser wen i got the notifications(my bad). Now anytime i open d browser, nothing is running nd I cant even type in d URL box. Pls I need help!

    • W.B January 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

      I cant access mine too..how can this be helped? Always told..error.cant load page

  31. Ousseini April 11, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    Ça me plais bocoup

  32. ashenafi eshetu May 23, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    how can download nokia ovi browsers?

    • Narender Singh May 24, 2015 at 8:40 am #

      You can’t anymore 🙁

  33. amir May 30, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    سلام لطفا مرورگر اکسپرس رو برام بفرستید نوکیا اشا 501

  34. Peter onyebuchi August 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    How can i update nokia xpress in my asha 205

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