Nokia Symbian phones start receiving Belle Refresh update

Nokia Symbian phones start receiving Belle Refresh update
Nokia has started delivering Belle Refresh, an update to existing devices running on Symbian Belle. The Nokia N8, Nokia E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Nokia Oro running on version 111.040.1511 have already started receiving the update and if it doesn’t show up for you yet - don’t panic as availability depends on country and carrier. You’re likely to get the update soon.

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

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26 Comments

1. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

i think its available already here in the philippines.

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

THANK GOD FOR THIS NEWS. WILL UPDATE MY PHONE LATER. *from philippines* musta kababayan? :))

20. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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: Apr 30, 2012

hahahaha. currently updating my phone. n8.. still one of the best camera-smartphone. :))

22. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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!!! sinadya kita!!!

23. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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. HAHAHA

26. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

haha.. not really outmatch...but par to the pureview tech...

2. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Probably the last update the N8 will ever see. So long... :'(

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

even though, i'm still happy that after 2 years, n8 still have some updates.

3. harsh_doshi

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

waiting eagerly for on my e6 hope it comes soon!

4. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Really good job on Symbian updates Nokia, would like to see Lumia 800 update to WP 8

9. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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: Apr 10, 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: Feb 27, 2012

My N8 is still making me happy! Gotta try updating as soon as I get home!

8. Follower

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I'm using Symbian and Android, there is no Comparison at all. really Symbian outdated.

13. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

17. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Lack of support from Elop to be exact.

24. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

@neutralguy 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 @Follower 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I got the MS Office update last week in US...but that's about it, nothing else yet...patiently waiting

14. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Is this THE LAST update for Symbian?

16. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nope, but probably for original Symbian^3 devices (N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 etc.)

15. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 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.

18. Awaragardiyan unregistered

Update it OTA . Its just 12-13 MB.

19. Vadizar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

mobidevices

25. boblight

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 28, 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" !

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