The UI is being named Nokia Belle, the OS remains symbian.
much like the N9 where the UI is named Swipe and the OS Meego Harmattan
too long, i think user nokia's will be happy if 'nokia belle' can update in the pass of new year at 00.00 middle night...
Anon, 21 Dec 2011It's good of Nokia to update this phone, despite having reached the end of its life. some ... moreHahaha nokia never updated their phones! You used to need to buy a new nokia to get the latest version of symbian! But android and Ios pretty much changed that!
what about the S60V5 devices......why don't nokia tell them to go to hell.... !!!
no point, 21 Dec 2011Maybe they rewrote the codes and decided its not symbian anymore. it is android, with nokia DNA.Belle is now Qt-based not S60 anymore as all other previous versions of Symbian so it's logical why Nokia is rebranding it.
NokiaFanBoyPro, 21 Dec 2011we are all forgetting that the company on charge of Symbian is Accenture now. Sure, Nokia stil... moreMeeGO was dropped by they creator, sorry bud sad but true, and Nokia has no plans to realease more MeeGO devices....N9 was the last of them....besides there isn't too much apps for it, and developers not care about making new apps, when for other OS are releasng mor than 100 apps for meego if ther is 5 you are lucky :(
@Anon: Actually, Galaxy R is going to be updated to ICS! Don't speak like you know something. Samsung and the other companies are trying to work hard to bring ICS to us. Although they still don't have an official announcement so do not make your own story!
SS, 21 Dec 2011My next phone will be a symbian as I can see that Nokia is still making efforts to support Sym... moreNokia is making the wight thing supporting their S^3 Devices....sorry about the S60 but those are dead already no any more support for it (official) you can install coocked roms but they are only looking like the real thing but sren't S^3 just maked up....
pmlakhvani, 21 Dec 2011What about s^1(s60 v5) devices?Buddy those devices are dead....no one cares any longer of any of them :(
ha ha ha...!! this is how nokias update goes..guys dont trust them,in february they will say "update coming next month..." hope nokia boys are sick of this suck.
It's sad that nokia is dropping the symbian name but I guess it would ultimately be for the best. People will forget about the negative symbian notions and focus on the upcoming nokia belle, carla, and donna.
Will be nice to get Belle for my N8. Guess they postponed it until Feb so it does not affect X-mas sales.
I have N8 but I don't care about this Belle update since in two days I will receive an iPhone 4s. Nokia is a dead company even after moving to windows mobile. Belle is an outdated OS. If it was done two years ago so it was good. Bye bye Nokia.
I am see that Nokia keeping Symbian OS under Nokia name. So I thinking Nokia OS will be forever and I waiting to buy ultimate Nokia camera phone when will be realised. I have a good expirience with Nokia N8 camera phone. I made a lot exellent photos until was stollen from me. So good luck Nokia and please produce more ultimate camera phones instead simple camera phones.
we are all forgetting that the company on charge of Symbian is Accenture now. Sure, Nokia still says what to do and what not, but all the dirty work is done by Accenture.
Let´s face it, since Nokia handed the support over to Accenture, we have seen so much improvement over what Nokia did with Symbian. Nokia never paid enough attention to after-sale support and here they are paying the consequences.
Hopefully they will go for the Meego option this time. Meego IS the future, it has the potential to beat Android (I´m an Android user as of now) and iOS. Only thing that´s lacking, is the apps.
The Proper news is that:
All Nokia phones running Symbian S^3 will be updated to Belle and Not all older nokia phones
My Nokia X6 and N97 were never updated to S^3 even though they were very expensive!!!!