Where to download the latest version of Snaptu?

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hi EE folks,

i am reinstalling my Nokia E72 and want to install a newer version of Snaptu. After visiting its official download site at m.snaptu.com, i was told the company has been acquired by Facebook and they "no longer distribute the Snaptu App". what a shame!

now the question for me turns to: where to download the latest version of Snaptu? of course, the place must be a trusted site and the software must be virus/malware free.

thanks heaps,
bbao
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Since it has been acquired by Facebook, and it's no longer supported, you most likely won't be able to find a "trusted version" of this app, I think. Nevertheless, it can be found on some sites (like this one) in an earlier version. Maybe if you could tell what is the latest version, it might help...
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Hi,

I found two web sites where you can find the latest Snaptu version :


The first one is more trusted because every file hosted is controled and tested virus-free.

Have a good day.
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I don't think the first link is the latest version of the software : The version 1.6.1 on softonic is dated "February 25, 2009" which was more than two years ago.
Yet the version on Brothersoft is the 1.7.1 one, which is dated (according to wikipedia) "March, 2011". It should be the latest, or one of the latest...

Here is a direct link to it : http://files.brothersoft.com/mobile_software/social_networking/snaptu_1.7.1.jar
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thanks so much for the information.

yes, the first link from Softonic is actually to download a Windows executable, which can NOT be trusted, though the site claims the Snaptu itself is virus free.

the 1.7.1 JAR file downloaded from BrotherSoft is only 92KB, while an earlier E72 version of 1.6.1 was already 124KB. a bit confusing. hence, i am not confident if the 92KB copy is for Nokia E72.

therefore i gave up and installed the 1.6.1 version downloaded from Opera Store.

anyway, thanks again.

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For the jar file size issue, the jar distribution of an application does not consist in the (pseudo) compiled code only. It also contains resources, among other files, and these can be replaced, removed, etc. Additionally, the source code could have been rewrited, modified, or even optimized, in a way which has alleged the final size of the executable.

So an earlier version of a software can be bigger than the current one.

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