As I mentioned in my previous blog posts, Symbian Belle for Nokia N8 appeared on Navifirm and I flashed it to my Nokia N8. And then Symbian Belle official release was delayed to Q1 2012 as mentioned here and people are almost frustrated because of so much delay. Everybody out there want to try Symbian Belle but some don;t know how to do it and some are afraid to brick their phone. I got several request for explaining how to flash Belle to Nokia N8 on twitter ( @ksg91 ) and explaining this in 140 char is almost impossible. So, as promised, I am writing this post on how to flash Nokia N8.
Dec 14 2011
Dec 06 2011
Its been long enough since Nokia announced Symbian Belle and started shipping few Symbian Belle devices, all existing Symbian Anna users are waiting eagerly and losing their patience for receiving Symbian Belle for their phones. Nokia promised to release Symbian Belle to all Symbian Anna devices in Q4 of 2011. Symbian Belle for N8 already made an appearance at Navifirm for a while and still there is no sign of Symbian Belle officially.
I have already asked @nokia and @NokiaHelps personally serveral time and up till now they were saying it will come before the last week of Dec ends! Sudden change in release plan? This may be very disappointing. However this is not first time any release is delayed, just remember the delay in Symbian Anna. Well, we may have the same fate for Symbian Belle also. It is also being guessed that release is postponed because of some testing. Some rumors says it will come to Thailand in Feb 2012. Whatever the reason maybe, but this delay is surely going to affect the interest of users.
One thing I will like to say to Nokia is, no doubt, you take great stuff but you are late to bring it to the market and lose the interest of customers. I think, Nokia seriously need to consider this thing.
Many N8 users have already lost their patience (including me) and already running Symbian Belle leaked from Navifirm. And this leak runs pretty fast and with almost no bug! Still we crave for official release because official is official!
@nkumar_ tweeted following pic
Now, this looks a like, Symbian Belle is not really coming this month. It has been postponed for some reason.
If you got any news about this, please let me know.
Nov 04 2011
It’s been many days since I have had Nokia E7 in my hand, but couldn’t post the review. Well, I have been little busy with college because term end came and submission and all that started. Anyway, I am writing review now. Few weeks ago WOMWorldNokia (now @Nokia_Connects ) sent me a review unit of Nokia E7 and I am still playing around with it. My Nokia N8 is still at Nokia Care for last couple of weeks as for further service and due to holidays of Diwali. So I was completely over Nokia E7 and being one and only phone with me, I got to know it much deeply than I may have got along with N8. All I can say now is, it was very nice time with Nokia E7.
Anyways, I have been user of Nokia N8 for more than a year now and Nokia E7, like a cousin of Nokia N8, contains many similarities with Nokia N8 in design and spces, so my review will take many points of the devices from the perspective of a Nokia N8 user.
Oct 08 2011
Everybody is waiting for Symbian Belle, first big update taking major changes in Symbian’s Traditional UI. There are few phones already out running Belle and teasing existing Symbian Anna users. Well, your waiting ends now.
According to Nokia Tweet, Nokia France, by mistake, leaked that Symbian Belle is rolling out officially for all existing Symbian Anna devices on 26 October, on the same day Nokia World 2011 is starting. Lets, see how true this thing is. Around 19 days and you will know.
Sep 26 2011
After Nokia announcing dropping of Ovi branding, you will have seen Ovi being dropped gradually, first social accounts then website etc, and finally Ovi Store is going to be replaced by Nokia Store.
Before Nokia Store is pushed as Software Update, Nokia has given its sneak peak to its betalab testers.
Nokia said on Betalabs:
We are offering members of the Nokia Beta Labs community a preview of the new Store client. Please help us in testing it before it is deployed in a software update.
This beta Store client will replace the current Store client on your Symbian^3 or Symbian Anna device, and it supports nearly all of the features as the official Store client (Web Runtime). The key new features this client brings include:
- Easier navigation
- Improved product details view, for a rich and fluid discovery experience
- Quicker, smoother and more responsive than WRT client
This new Nokia Store has Symbian Belle look. You can see that Belle style Status Bar and Toolbar at bottom. New store is made using QML components. Looks is quite stylish and smoother experience. Now there is no more blank tables when apps are being loaded but it is replaced by a rotating animation.
Well, seeing all these updates coming soon, I can say, we, N8 and first batch of S^3 devices, are getting Symbian Belle soon.
Aug 21 2011
17th and 18th Aug would be one of the happiest day for Symbian^3 users. Most awaited Symbian Anna became available on 17th Evening (IST) via Nokia Care Suite only but later next morning, it was available via OTA as posted here: http://l.ksg91.com/paas0N
Nokia, along with N8, released Symbian Anna for other first generation Symbian^3 phones – C7, E7 and C6-01. It is available in European and Asian markets including the UK, France, Russia, Indonesia, China and India and more countries in upcoming three weeks.
Well, now back to the topic, Symbian Anna update was 25 MB in size.
Symbian Anna update was followed by the four updates from SW Update.
Aug 18 2011
The most awaited Symbian^3 update, Symbian Anna, for Nokia N8 finally started rolling out yesterday evening. It was first available through only Nokia Care Suite. But finally before several minutes, It became available Over the air.
To update your Nokia N8 simply follow three steps:
- Press *#0000#
- Check for Update
- Accept and Done!
Aug 17 2011
Last night, suddenly, my twitter timeline was filled with Symbian Belle leak tweets. I checked few sources and all seems to say its valid news. I really wanted to blog about this but I was too sleepy and already in my bed. So as soon as I waked up, I decided to blog about it.
Symbian Belle! Really, it is a dream OS for any Symbian Lover. Symbian Anna is not yet officially available for Nokia N8 and still Symbian Belle, major FW update, leak must be a great news.
orvvan from Daily Mobile Forum, posted that he has already tested this Belle FW on his Nokia N8 and uploaded test video on youtube.