Post-Anna, Nokia Promises Symbian Belle Update for N8, C6, C7, E6, E7, X7 in Q4

Now that Anna is beginning to roll out for current-generation Symbian^3 devices, including flagships like the Nokia E7 and N8, the company is looking forward to the future towards Symbian Belle, promising that the new software update will launch ” from the fourth quarter onwards for earlier Symbian 3 devices.” It’s unclear what fourth quarter onwards means right now–if it’s in Q4, or a staggered roll out that begins in Q4, but it at least shows that Nokia is still committed to adopters of Symbian as the company is beginning its transition from Symbian^3 towards Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.

According to Nokia, “Many of you are asking if Symbian Belle will be available on the Nokia N8. Yes, the software will be available from the fourth quarter onwards for earlier Symbian 3 devices.”

I’ve tried out a leaked edition of Symbian Belle on my Nokia N8, and so far it runs beautifully on the more meager processing power of the Nokia N8. While there are still a few bugs to sort out, Belle at least put a stop to the constant rebooting frenzy that my N8 would engage in sometimes, and the software update, at least from what I can garner in the leaked build, provides a nice UI refresh that makes the OS more modern. In fact, looking at Belle, it looks pretty similar to Android and TouchWiz, with bubbly icons, a drop down notifications bar, and more touch-friendly menu items.

Via: My Nokia Blog

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  1. This is a must have update for all the nokia phones (that can get this update). I cant wait to update my Nokia C7. -It unlocks NFC on Nokia C7! If this update is not very good I will give up on Nokia and will go for Android HTC.

    • Better a samsung with android . i have a galaxy s2 and a htc sensation and trust me i still dream of getting my money back from htc .

      • Bit too late now. I have ditched my Nokia C7 for HTC sensation XE (the anna update for nokia was not good enough at all, very annoying when the update gets rid of PDF and docs viewer). I am loving the new phone so far. Why is Galaxy S2 better? or is it only better than older HTC’s?

  2. hi. i’ve update my c7-00’s software to anna and i’ve lost my adobe reader and quickoffice. can yo please help me to obtain back these program. thank you

  3. i have used more than 80 nokia phones.but i never seen this type of low version is not a update, it is it possible to use a nokia N-Series without office and adobe reader ?????? symbian Anna is a worst, fultu , low quality and …………….  software.i can’t think that how can nokia release this kind of software in market.when i installed anna, the phone is become slow and i also lost my office, adobe, nokia default theme and so is a shame for nokia corporation.if the nokia corporation does not change this version as soon as possible, they must loss their potential customers.if there is no solution, i must change my brand like the other customers of nokia……………………………………………..

    • Mr A Razzaq…. u shoul again update ur n8 through wifi for some apps which are not running… there are two parts of symbian anna update through sw. or u can dial *#0000# then check for new updates..
      here ur problem will b solved…

  4. i have updated sympian anna on my nokia n8 ‘but nw i cant use ovi store .pls help me..when will release sympian belle on nokia n8

  5. i have updated sympian anna on my nokia n8 ‘but nw i cant use ovi store .pls help me..when will release sympian belle on nokia n8

  6. i have updated sympian anna on my nokia n8 ‘but nw i cant use ovi store .pls help me..when will release sympian belle on nokia n8

  7. i have updated sympian anna on my nokia n8 ‘but nw i cant use ovi store .pls help me..when will release sympian belle on nokia n8

  8. update ur phone for further updates in software updater on ur that application it show 2 updates for symbian anna and then followed by ovi store and NFC (share app for C7)

  9. i’ve updated my c7-00 to anna and so far i have not experience any flaws….. it’s nice just make sure you downloaded everything….

    • Symbian anna looks good….But in music player every time i should go and give option shuffle it is bug. hope in belle they will fix it. Sometimes i should touch two times to open the menu or applications.

  10. i have also updated to anna and still now i never experienced any flaws or hang like that. obviously my battery standby time is also incresed merely better than when on PR1.0

  11. hotestly always nokia will bring their best with their devices and making wait for long time is little hard but waiting for some best thing is worthy only.

    • Hey guys, the new anna update has two parts, you wont get office and acrobat reader if you dont download the 2nd update. if the 2nd update does not download, then you need to go to software update under applications and get it. this is the only way you can really enjoy the power of Nokia..i have it all and using it for over 6 months with no reason to complain. have fun …Cheers!

  12. Symbian Belle update is not for C6… How the heck can they promise it? NOKIA team is losing people…

  13. heyy friends can you please tell me ? How can i update my nokia c7 symbian anna to symbian belle..? I have seen a video of c7 symbian belle,,it was awesome friends………

    • to check the update and  refresh and set the usb cable to connect the device to computer and run the pc suite on it and go to update thin re install sure it will work ok   

  14. update belle but not good because failed software of NetQin and fring because it is very good but fail software of belle. possible anna. i want return to anna how tell me

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