Nokia Belle update ready, set, go... come February 8th?
Nokia’s Symbian Belle update has brought some significant improvements, finally getting rid of the dated and laggy appearance of Symbian^3 partly, but it’s been arriving on devices for what seems an eternity. The end is near, though - Nokia Belle is expected to finally be available for download on February 8th, at least according to Nokia Vietnam. This falls in line with previous expectations for the Bell update to land on devices in February.
This will probably not be an over-the-air update as it’s considered too big by Nokia and will instead be up for grabs via Nokia Suite on a PC. You’d need a USB cable to get it.
The Finns have also announced that some of their older Symbian^3 devices like the Nokia N8 and the Nokia C7 are now shipping with Nokia Belle pre-installed in select regions.
The Belle update brings more homescreens with widgets and generally smoother performing system, but it won’t save the company. After posting disastrous quarterly results and closing the year with over a billion in losses, Nokia has now said it won’t be able to meet its target and sell 150 million Symbian devices over the next years.