Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Symbian Belle Update for My Nokia N8

The long awaited Symbian Belle update is finally available yesterday! Without much hesitation, I quickly hooked-up my Nokia N8 to my PC, launch Nokia Suite and update the smart phone from Symbian Anna to Symbian Belle. In 30 minutes, the installation completed.

Update completed

My first impression, Symbian Belle offers many improvements over Symbian Anna with intuitive, vibrant and sleeker user interface (UI). It is like migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 where u need some time to get used to the new UI but it is worth it. Another thing worth noting is you can add up to 6 homescreens compared to Symbian Anna with only 4 homescreens.

Symbian Belle new homescreen

Another important improvement in Symbian Belle is we can control the connection (Mobile Data, WiFi and Bluetooth) incoming and outcoming of the phone easily via drop down menu. Just tap on the data connection and it will switch on and off like toggle switch. This is very useful especially if we want to turn of data connection while roaming to avoid bill shock. So convenient.

Controlling the way your phone connects to the outside world is much easier now

The only irk I found is I need to reinstall all my apps after Belle update, however data in mass storage (E:/) and SD card (F:/) are not touched. Nokia Suite will backup your old Symbian Anna in C: to new folder in E:/Nokia_Belle folder

Currently, Symbian Belle update is available for all Nokia phones running on Symbian like C6-01, C7-00, E6-00, E7-00, X7-00 and N8-00. You may check if your phone are ready to receive the update (some product code is not ready for update yet) here.

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