Nokia Symbian phones start receiving Belle Refresh update
The Nokia E6 will receive the update later in the week and the Nokia 500 is getting it in a few weeks.
The most attractive feature of the Bell Refresh is the improved HTML5 support in the browser, but the new version also introduces new homescreen widgets and the Microsoft Office Mobile App. Those sporting a Nokia N8 will also get a suite of photo manipulation apps.
Do keep in mind, though, that the update might break compatibility with some applications. Unlocked phones, of course, will be the first to get the update, with carrier versions following later on.
source: Nokia via My Nokia Blog
1. ryq24 (Posts: 439; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
i think its available already here in the philippines.
5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
THANK GOD FOR THIS NEWS. WILL UPDATE MY PHONE LATER.
*from philippines* musta kababayan? :))
20. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
ahahha...sige enjoy nyo yan mga kababayan ko.... gotta love nokia.. they still supporta 2 year old phones...
21. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
hahahaha. currently updating my phone. n8.. still one of the best camera-smartphone. :))
22. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
yeah.... nokia make a good camera phone even sony and samsung make digicam and/or dslr...butthey cant make good camera phone...
i really miss those time when nokia and sony erricson are fighting over being the best cameraphone... i miss the cybershot series... sony should bring them back!!!
23. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
true dude. Cybershot series were really awesome. I hope they would use xenon like what nokia's doing. Anyways, xperia tx or t will come with an amazing camera. I hope it would outmatch other devices.
26. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
haha.. not really outmatch...but par to the pureview tech...
2. Snoobab (Posts: 166; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Probably the last update the N8 will ever see. So long... :'(
6. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
even though, i'm still happy that after 2 years, n8 still have some updates.
3. harsh_doshi (Posts: 36; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
waiting eagerly for on my e6 hope it comes soon!
4. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Really good job on Symbian updates Nokia, would like to see Lumia 800 update to WP 8
9. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
sorry, lumia 800 won't be updated to 8, instead, it would be updated to 7.8 which is somehow similar to wp8..
27. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Too bad.. I still preffer Symbian to Windows Phone.. but not long when Windows will have more features than Symbian.. just a matter of time!!
7. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
My N8 is still making me happy! Gotta try updating as soon as I get home!
8. Follower (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
I'm using Symbian and Android, there is no Comparison at all. really Symbian outdated.
13. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
smoothness of symbian is also no comparison with android. That's a fact. Comparing my n8 with my galaxy y... it's like comparing a mini cooper with a bus. Seriously. almost similar specs. Galaxy y has even greater specs. Symbian became outdated when nokia dumped it and developers started leaving it behind.
Symbian is a great OS. That's undeniable. Lack of support from developers burnt it down.
24. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Yup, smoothness/creaminess of my N8 is comparable to my XperiaS. Some games even load faster (cut the rope). Just being comparable means a lot for Symbian Belle given the fact that N8 has only 600mhz compared to the 1.5 GHZ dual-core of my Xperia S, RAM is also less than half. Also, I can do all my daily tasks on both my N8 and Xperia S. ILOVENOKIA
What do you mean Symbian is outdated? You obviously are using a non-belle device. Functionality-wise all the belle-running devices are at par with both Android, WP, and iOS. Number of apps is the only aspect where Symbian is lagging behind, and I don't even care about that.
10. -box- (Posts: 3564; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Is the C7 Astound (T-Mobile US) getting it?
Figures this happens the day after I switch my C7 Astound for a 701 running Bell RP1, though I'll be selling both soon and getting an 808 PureView
11. rembo65 (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
I got the MS Office update last week in US...but that's about it, nothing else yet...patiently waiting
16. Snoobab (Posts: 166; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Nope, but probably for original Symbian^3 devices (N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 etc.)
15. pegasso (Posts: 129; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
i just checked my N8,
the update is available, but i currently on limited data plan.
can't wait to update my N8 as soon as i found a proper wifi hotspot.
25. boblight (Posts: 68; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Hmm... Victor.H, I think there is a typo error in this sentence "...attractive feature of the Bell Refresh is the improved HTML5 support..." It is "Belle" not "Bell"! I'll like my N8 to have the latest "Bells" and Whistle, but not for it to become an actual "Bell" !