Symbian Belle to rollout next year for selected Nokia smartphones

Symbian Belle to rollout next year for selected Nokia smartphones
Nokia has announced that the Symbian Belle OS will rollout globally to specific Nokia phones sometime early next year. The models that will receive the update include the Nokia N8, E7, X7, C6-01, C7, Oro, E6, and Nokia 500. Currently, the software comes pre-installed on the Nokia 701, 700 and 603 models.

All Things Symbian has a theory that new models of the Nokia N8 and C7 are probably rolling off the assembly line with Symbian Belle pre-installed. Updates to existing models take longer because the new OS has to be checked to make sure it doesn't affect user data. But once the launch is concluded, millions of Nokia phones will feel brand new with Symbian Belle running the show.

Symbian Belle brings more customization to Nokia with 5 different sizes of widgets that you can use on your six home pages. A pull-down notification bar ala Android is one of the features of the new OS, which offers NFC support. Using the latter, users can enjoy quick sharing of pictures as well as  other NFC features such as getting data off posters and signs and reading location tags. Symbian Belle also features toggle buttons which allows you to change settings. Multitasking is improved allowing you to view images of open apps and a new lock screen has been created.

source: AllThingsSymbian



1. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

AAS's assessment makes sense. The N8's Belle is already available for download via NAVIFIRM. I imagine the slight delay is necessary to ensure normal OTA/Nokia Suite update processes go smoothly for existing users. Seems the N8 will be rolled out first, based on Belle being ready across most product codes in NAVIFIRM.

2. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I'm using Belle on my N8 already. I know Nokia is primarily delaying the update because the want consumers to either upgrade to the available Belle phones in the market or Windows phones which I believe no N8 user would never want to do as all new Nokia phones now look much of a downgrade when compared to N8. Since I have already bought Galaxy SII, I now use my N8 as a feature phone and to take night pictures with the hope that Nokia bring some excitement or I finally say my own GOODBYE without looking back!

3. louay_joumaa

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

i dnt like delays 4 my n8..i already got a 701 but i need my n8 4 pics so soon that they give a precise date plz tell us..:)

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