Update brings new homescreen widgets to Nokia 808 PureView and other Symbian Belle models

Update brings new homescreen widgets to Nokia 808 PureView and other Symbian Belle models
Nokia has pushed out an update to its line of Symbian Belle Feature Pack 1 and FP 2 phones. That happens to include the Nokia 808 PureView with the 41MP camera on back. The models covered by the update are those produced in late 2011 and 2012. The update brings the WebView widget, no longer in Beta, to your phone. WebView allows you to have "a window" into any live website of your choosing and whenever the homescreen is viewed, the widget updates. You can have multiple WebView widgets on different pages.

Also part of the update is the Mirror widget, which is a shortcut to a front-facing camera and allows the user to check his or her face at a very low QVGA resolution. The Toggle Flashlight turns the LED lights into a serviceable flashlight while the Stopwatch offers basic timing functions. Contacts Communication allows you to call or message a contact using one touch. Lastly, depending on which phone you have been totin', the Latest Mail widget could be part of the update. Guess what that widget does!

You might also see updates for You Tube, your phone's Gallery and Wi-Fi with the update. It's all part of the package which could end up making the trek to older refreshed Symbian models as well.

source: AllAboutSymbian via MyNokiaBlog

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808 PureView
  • Display 4.0" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. best_

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Good news from Nokia , keep doing like this .

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Nokia is still supporting phones more than 5 years old. Really great customer support. Feeling so sad to see this great company loosing because of a dull CEO.

11. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Srsly cant wait to get this on my nokia 701 GO NOKIA!!

13. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

on the other hand Sony don't even want us xperia S used to have JB update -_-

18. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

They are losing in smartphone battle but in feature phones like asha series they are not losing.

14. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

why would someone thumb you down? Are you people crazy? Whats wrong with a company supporting their phones?

25. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Not crazy, just childish.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Hmmm. I wonder if this is what Nokia was building the anticipation over for today? Good news for legacy Nokia phone owners, though.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it is great news no doubt, don't know about nokia n8. :(

2. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

IsaBELLE still alive ?

4. best_

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

all the time will be :)

10. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

what's isabelle ?

26. TheBitterTruth unregistered

are you really a nokia fan?

33. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

just because i misread something or didn't read it propely you ask me if I'm well guess what i'm and will always be loyal to nokia and jolla since they're pretty much nokia too

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

oh sorry i misread that, silly me

3. boylomo

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

How to update???

29. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

just click the software update! or search for it!

6. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I would love for Nokia to make an Android device. I know they'd make something great!

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I icons at the last row does look like Android...

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Thats a user installed theme. The original author of the article, from allaboutsymbian.com, has it installed on his phone, and these screenshots are from his phone.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

O, alright. Thanks man :) appreciated. I thought it won't be a good move if Nokia did that.

30. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

those are from the app called belle extra buttons! :)

16. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

lovely, can't wait to get this on my Nokia 700 up symbian :D

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i still didnt recieve the widget update though. I only recieve youtube, wifi and telephony. I still hope that nokia will continue symbian!

20. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Nokia 808 PureView or LG Optimus 4X HD? Can't make a decision :(

22. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

actually its an easy decision, if you concentrate to apps and apps alone any high end android will do.... if you want a replacement for slr's, basic functionality of a smartphone and long lasting battery then 808 PureView is for you!! and its really amazing!! btw, htc one is awesome as well and actually its way better than lumia 920... just wait for nokia's next flagship

21. adnankamal9

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

Nokia is still supporting Symbian, though its good, but what about the unlucky people who bought Nokia N9? Nokia just left the MEEGO device to RIP? There are no new applications, no new games and no updates for MEEGO to fix the bugs that have already been reported. Nokia is supporting Symbian only because of 808. Requesting Nokia to support Nokia N9 aswell as it was promised by Nokia to support Nokia N9 atleast till 2015.

23. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

actually i think the reason is that maemo/meego team in nokia quit and form jolla... while symbian, its on accenture now for maintenance. so the only hope now is to hack N9 and make it run on sailfish OS

27. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

dont you remeber nokia fired megoo team and they all went to form Jolla

32. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

1. nokia didn't fire MeeGO they left 2. they fixed alot of bugs with the 3 updates they gave us 3. while nokia did ditch MeeGO the amazing and beautiful community @ Maemo.org picked it and have managed to do amazing things with it and the developers there are supported and supporting 4. the only reason nokia still supports symbian is because being the loving company they are they made a deal with Accenture for an outsourcing program and for them to provide support untill 2016 which they will 6. i'm sure sailfish should be easily ported to n9 as they will have similar kernels

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