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Old 1st October 2011, 15:57   #1
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There are Symbian Belle leaked firmware doing rounds on net. Has anyone taken the plunge and got their N8 in the new avatar yet?

I upgraded to Anna sometime back and was very very excited with Belle release. But for N8 it will be coming by Dec 11 or Jan 12 so decided let me try it out.

So, last Sunday upgraded to Belle on my N8 and been enjoying it for a week now

The new things I noticed:

1. Smoother than Anna
2. 6 Home screens
3. you can place your icons (Shortcuts or widgets) anywhere on the screen.
4. New pull down menu with option to turn on/off a. Mobile data b. Bluetooth c. Profile (Silent) + view connectivity options on the second part of the screen
5. Even in locked mode you can view missed calls messages etc.
6. New options at the bottom ( Left bottom side - Apps Middle - Call Right bottom side - Menu
7. The icons are better than Anna
8. Camera options layout is much better than Anna


Since this is the leaked version, there are some improvements needed:

1. Skype doesn't work on Belle (Official or leaked) Skype still needs to come out with Belle version

But overall it rocks!!

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Old 1st October 2011, 16:09   #2
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@inder_s1,

Hi there. Thanks for the info. I am also very happy with the Anna upgrade and looking forward to Belle.

Can you provide the link from where you got the download?

Should keep the N8 busy till I get my hands on the N9.

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Old 1st October 2011, 16:15   #3
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@inder_s1,

Hi there. Thanks for the info. I am also very happy with the Anna upgrade and looking forward to Belle.

Can you provide the link from where you got the download?

Should keep the N8 busy till I get my hands on the N9.

Cheers.
Sure buddy.

1st Link : Updated with August 30 FW: Laymans Take on flashing Symbian Belle on Nokia N8 Nitish Kumar's Blog

Scroll down for the link to download

2nd Link :

This is to see the process step by step


It merely took 7 mins. But there is a disclaimer:

1. FLASHING YOUR PHONE WITH ANY UNOFFICIAL FIRMWARE WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY (though you can claim your warranty back once you are back on official firmware).

2. THERE ALWAYS WILL BE A RISK OF BRICKING YOUR DEVICE WHILE FLASHING, SO ITS AT YOUR RISK (Not advised for faint hearted)

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A quick question - will the Belle work with E 7? My E 7 currently has Anna.
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I'd rather wait till December than void warranty as my N8 is on Anna and working just fine and I don't need the 6-7 home screens, I have deleted the home screens on my phone to just one. For some cool stuff checkout Nokia Betalabs. I hate a busy widgeted screen.

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Have been using Belle for more than 4 months now, you will be amazed by it. Cant talk more though (I am an insider). Its certainly the best software that has come out of Nokia.
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A quick question - will the Belle work with E 7? My E 7 currently has Anna.
I haven't seen any on Nokia E7 till now.

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I'd rather wait till December than void warranty as my N8 is on Anna and working just fine and I don't need the 6-7 home screens, I have deleted the home screens on my phone to just one. For some cool stuff checkout Nokia Betalabs. I hate a busy widgeted screen.
Having 6 screens doesn't mean you have to clutter it with shortcuts or widgets. I have 2 screens totally free with family pics as wallpapers.

But Belle is a totally different experience. You can wait for the official release and by that time Nokia would've sorted out any bugs related to it.

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There are some more custom FWs with Belle on Daily Mobile - Your All In One Phone Blog
Only for the N8 so far.
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A quick question - will the Belle work with E 7? My E 7 currently has Anna.
Not sure where you could get a public beta. But be assured that Belle will be available on E7 once released.
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I have an E7 and have 6 screens (got a fix from net) with Anna installed. I'm very happy with Anna itself and I prefer having widget in tiles. Somehow, I dont like the individual app widget and flat menu structure.

I prefer having lots of folders for individual stuff. Maybe I'm old school person. This is the only reason why I didnt flash belle onto my phone. Also why do we need the drop down notification stuff, when the current one works nice. Just tap near the battery icon and get access to everything.
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Hi @inder_s1 is there an belle update for the Nokia X7. Mine came with Anna as a factory installed OS. Can I upgrade it to the new belle??
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Hi @inder_s1 is there an belle update for the Nokia X7. Mine came with Anna as a factory installed OS. Can I upgrade it to the new belle??
Hi buddy,

Yes you can.the latest version of belle is v 111.020.0203
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Is there/will there be Belle for the Nokia E6?
I am tempted to get the E6 as it seems good value for money.
Anyone with any experience?
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Is there/will there be Belle for the Nokia E6?
I am tempted to get the E6 as it seems good value for money.
Anyone with any experience?
Hi Raja,

E6 will also get the Belle update.
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As per the latest update, Symbian Belle will be available for the above mentioned phones on October 26th, 2011. Source -: gsmarena.com
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