After a long wait, Nokia Belle, the second major update to Symbian^3, starts rolling out to handsets today, Nokia announced in its official blog. The update finally makes Symbian look much more like a contemporary operating system with matching visuals, 6 home screens, a new drop down menu a la Android, neat widgets with a huge clock a la HTC Sense, better maps and plenty of other novelties.
is also improved, with faster browser with a cleaner UI, imaging applications supporting 720p video recording at 30fps and simpler menus. A couple of Microsoft apps like Lync and OneNote will also soon be made available.
The Nokia Symbian Belle update is available now for the following models:
- Nokia N8,
- Nokia E7,
- Nokia E6,
- Nokia X7,
- Nokia C6-01,
- Nokia C7,
- or Nokia Oro.
The only handset that will need to wait a bit is the Nokia 500. Nokia Belle will be available for it in the coming weeks.
The update is available in pretty much all major Nokia markets - in Europe that’s the UK, Russia, Germany, etc. As to the updating process itself, it’s pretty straightforward, and there’s even a step by step guide at Nokia’s official blog, so hit it below to get the instructions and let us know how it all went in the comments below.