Nokia Belle update finally starts reaching Symbian handsets today

Nokia Belle update finally starts reaching Symbian handsets today
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.

Functionality 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.


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14 Comments

1. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

It's a 246 MB update over here.

2. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Outdated phones outdated technology

5. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

then you don't BLOODY!! comment on the "OuTDateD" article!!

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Better late than never

4. prashant_93 unregistered

Huh 'outdated tech.? i think its advanced. The iph and sgs2 still can't match technology on N8.

8. Tajeshwar

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

yep nokia rocks....

13. SleepingOz unregistered

ahahahahahahaha.. xDDD in denial in denial in denial!

6. BlazinEmperor

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I wonder why some fools come on Nokia's thread to hate. If you dislike Symbian, then STFU! No one cares, can you mention any top mid-range Android phone that can beat any of those listed Symbian phones in fluidity, design, durability, or graphical processing power? It's a Symbian News for those that like/use Symbian, quit the childish act!

7. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Great!!!!!!! I went on the Nokia website and I saw that the update was available for the USA variants...I'm very happy

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I wonder if we gotta wait for T-Mobile to release it for the C7 Astound like they did for Anna

10. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It's a big step forward for those Symbian users who can upgrade to it. If only this came out a year ago, Nokia wouldn't have had to go the Windows Phone route.

11. sarath66266

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I am getting name of the update as "symbian belle", not "nokia belle". Guys! you got the same or you got software name as "nokia belle". please any one reply.

12. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Mine said Nokia BelleI just upgraded my phone and I gotta say that im really impressed with the performance of my phone...it´s just awsome!!!!!!!

14. Tajeshwar

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

when its coming for Nokia 500...?

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