Symbian Belle leaks for the Nokia N8 while it still waits the official Anna update

Symbian Belle leaks for the Nokia N8 while it still waits the official Anna update
Symbian Belle update files have leaked for the Nokia N8 and the forum participants say it is working fine. We are still waiting for its predecessor, Symbian Anna, to be rolled out to our handsets, which Espoo promised will be done by the end of this month as an OTA update.

While these Symbian Belle files seem to be the real deal, and the instructions are fairly simple, a quick glimpse through the comments reveals some users reporting problems with OVI Store, Skype, some widgets and so on. Symbian Belle brings the aging mobile OS in line with modern ones like iOS and Android visually - it has a pull-down notification bar, minimalistic signage with a back button, and so on.

Hit the link in the source if you are dying to try it out, but read everything carefully, since you might brick your device for good. Have a look at how the software looks and behaves on a Nokia N8 in the video below.

source: DailyMobileforum via Engadget


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  • Display 3.5" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(5.83h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. nokia bought by microsoft unregistered

useless update, symbian is dead and so is n8. nokia is wasting funds on such crappy device should focus on wp7 rather than updating such a crappy device with some ui changes crappy hardware crappy os stupid company giving updates to n8 users

7. playa unregistered

Have you ever used a Nokia N8 before? I guess not. Nokia is also updating its software and not just Android, iOS and others but Nokia wouldn't just let go its Symbian costumers. And I guess you're an iSheep.

9. haikallp unregistered

have u used an iPhone, WP or Android phone?

12. ushoda

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

actually N8 is waaay better than iphone and most of the android phones (hardware).... that's why nokia still "wasting founds" improving the OS of this device.

2. h8me unregistered

this is 2 weaks old news for me ... :D

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Looks awesome ! Nokia should have gone for this instead of ulgy WP7.

8. haikallp unregistered

My friend, have u actually used WP7? its smooth and usable unlike Symbian..yes it has alot of fuctionaily and all but it lags in many area..its behind right now. Please use WP than u would know what i mean. Btw, i've used a Symbian phone before

10. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I have used WP7, and did not like it at all. Yes, it is fast and smooth, but really ulgy and buggy.

11. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

Hey common man, Windows Phone 7 is actually pretty good. And Nokia is doing good things for it's software too, they both have their good and bad sides so there is no point just pointing the bad side of WP7. They are both progressing and what happens depends on what the people like.

4. CLINTONW25

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 2011

looks good

5. JS15278

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Nokia is not sold to Microsoft if thiw was true then it would not make any update in symbian. Now if saw that a device with 680 Mhz 256 ram run so smooth and that makes you nervus then i am sorry for you.

6. Ark unregistered

To Nokia bought by Microsoft: Why are you so bitter? You understand nothing about hardware. N8 is made our of premier materials. It contains no toxic plastic that Iphone, HTC and other real crap is made of. Yes. Nokia made a mistake getting a Do(lo)pe American CEO, but not to worry. They'll figure it out. 2 years from now, Nokia will be making Symbian and Linux (Mego) phones. The only thing that is crappy in your post is you. Do you work for Apple, perhaps?

13. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

This is fantastic. Running on my phone since yesterday. Looks great and has great battery life. Runs fast. Good thing is Nokia Bubbles and Sleeping Screen work on this. Ovi Store and Maps working great.

15. fffffffffffff unregistered

i do have Samsung galaxy S, Iphone 4 and Nokia N8, I also have Samsung Galaxy Tab and Ipad 2, from my point of view NOKIA N8 is very good phone compare to Iphone4 and Galaxy S II ,, it's have everything,, only the Symbian look's " VINTAGE." but good for low spec processor..

17. negmm90

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

i have nokia c7 do you know when it will get the official symbian belle update

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