AnonD-22351, 19 Feb 2012How about battery backup JOHN after Belle update:-)battery backup is the same, no better no worse.
if i use it only for calls and sms wit few minutes of game with my mobile data off ( i use anoda device for internet usually ) it goes 3days.
i think i grabbed the smart office for free at N8fan club, used my laptop to get it... like 8.5mb or so
GadgetLover, 19 Feb 2012Well, for one reason like I mentioned earlier, I don't want to lose many of my apps which are ... moreFolders within Folders is Nice!
People used to create ten folder levels to hide dirty pictures.
Camera zoom is 4levels
Video recorder is 11levels
On screen volume control is there in the music player.
I seriously doubt over the air updates would be available for Belle,
It is too MAJOR an update ( sorry Anna )
John, 19 Feb 2012I said '' Videoes are no longer in gallery '' NOT '' can't play Videoes in gallery '' Its ... moreThanx john:).its really great info. Pls tell me from where can i download picsel smart office. Is it free or paid..??
GadgetLover, 19 Feb 2012Lol..good to know! :)Sometimes am john sometimes am anonymous,
Are you gadgetlover or ANNAlover by the way?
Just searched for ''Taskman'' looks very nice,
After the update i think ALL my apps were being automaticly reinstalled by NokiaSuite but i was in a hurry so i disconnected my phone,
NokiaCare says the microsoft apps would be available via NokiaSuite soon.
I understand your feeling of ''if it ain't broke don't fix it''
John, 19 Feb 2012I said '' Videoes are no longer in gallery ''
NOT '' can't play Videoes in gallery ''
Its ... moreDear John,
Thanks! I referred to Anonymous too cos I got a couple of replies from Anonymous too!
But thanks for your reply. You gave me an answer that I was suspecting..that apps will be backed up and probably can be reinstalled just the way they were. And that mobile data option replaces the widget online/offline option. i already have Picsel Smart Office and yes, it has wonderful functionality.
Thanks to you, I think I might be updating sooner rather than later. Keep the opinions coming. Cheers!
CNN and Nat Geo are present.
Can't find movie teaser...
Personally i don't see a reason why people are still hanging onto the ghost of Anna.
She understands and wants you to move on to Belle...
You WON'T be cheating on her...
AnonD-22351, 19 Feb 2012Thanx GadgetLover:-) I think overall Belle is good from the user views. tell me One thing why ... moreWell, for one reason like I mentioned earlier, I don't want to lose many of my apps which are on C:, i like those apps and may not be able to find replacements for them, secondly I dont like the new menu structure cos I am used to the folder within folder hierarchy in Anna, and some functionality has been lost, viz widget offline/online option, the "show open applications" option in menus(you have to press the menu key for that, on mine that brings up TaskMan, an app I installed), small changes such as no onscreen volume control and I think zoom level change in video player, and new widgets being too big with reduced practical functionality as compared to Anna.
They sound small, but my Anna is running silky smooth, and I have the Belle Shell to play around with and I don't find it much improved except for looking better than Anna. The one functionality I do appreciate wholeheartedly is the pull down notification bar, it was sorely missing on Symbian, Android and even iOS now has it. Nokia are probably unique in adding the "Mobile data on-off" option to the menu too.
All in all, I think belle is a very positive improvement and has been welcomed by the majority of Symbian Anna/S^3 users. Maybe in future when more functionality via updates is available, or a FOTA (over the air update) is available which doesnt wipe out my current app installations, I may adopt it as well. Cheers! :)
I said '' Videoes are no longer in gallery ''
NOT '' can't play Videoes in gallery ''
Its a good thing others have cleared this up.
NFC and FM transmitter are still there and have very nice widgets. NFC is built into the system so you don't have to go to that ''NFC gallery'' to send things.
Theoretical ( because i haven't seen another NFC enabled phone to try it out ), when you're in the main gallery or any other normal sections and both phones' NFC is on, you just tap to share ( like magic ).
How do you have 50 apps when the free capacity of the C: drive is about 300MB?
Anyways, after update go to '' settings > installations > To be installed '' and you would find your apps ready to be installed ( Or you WON'T even lose you apps in first place because some of my apps were automatically reinstalled )
Some widgets are very large ( mail and music player ) but they are VERY practical since you have 6 home screens and you can choose a shortcut instead of a widget.
As for clean functionality it depends on how you arrange your home screens.
No more widgets to offline or online options BUT drag down the notifications area and you can put your '' MOBILE DATA '' off if you don't want anything zappin your data.
There is a HIGH likelihood you WON'T have to reinstall your apps especially those on the C: drive because it you have to back it up during update. The update doesn't affect your F: or E: drive
Press power button to activate Power saver or download Battery monitor from Nokia store which is VERY accurate for me.
One more thing...
Forget the Quick Office ( where you can't create or edit documents ),
Just go download Piscel Smart Office,
GadgetLover, 19 Feb 2012Actually I don't know if those apps are there cos I'm running Anna myself, I know of the menu ... moreThanx GadgetLover:-) I think overall Belle is good from the user views. tell me One thing why you are not updating to Belle irrespective of many advantages:-) thanx in advance
AnonD-22351, 19 Feb 2012Thanx GadgetLover:-) One more thing earlier in Anna in Videos & TV folder we had apps like... moreActually I don't know if those apps are there cos I'm running Anna myself, I know of the menu and folder from a belle phone I tried out..so anyone with Belle here can you please answer that?
Frankly I never liked those apps but couldnt delete them from my phone..needs a hacked phone to do that I guess! :)
GadgetLover, 19 Feb 2012In other words, when you update to Belle, all your apps (including Nokia apps) will be in a lo... moreThanx GadgetLover:-) One more thing earlier in Anna in Videos & TV folder we had apps like Movie Teaser, Nat Geo and CNN video, what about those apps. Are there are still there or not..??
AnonD-22351, 19 Feb 2012Dear Dr.Bidhan: Really i didnt get you still... Earlier in in OFFICE folder we use have calc... moreIn other words, when you update to Belle, all your apps (including Nokia apps) will be in a long scrolling list in the menu, without ANY folders. You can create your own folders to arrange them.
AnonD-22351, 19 Feb 2012Dear Dr.Bidhan:
Really i didnt get you still... Earlier in in OFFICE folder we use have calc... moreHi C7-zak,
The folder options have changed in Belle. Unlike Anna which had for example the applications folder and another office folder in that, now all your apps will be flat in the Menu (like in N9,iOS and Android). You can create new folders and move your apps to them but you cannot create a folder inside another folder anymore.
Secondly, the path for saving videos/images on the memory card/mass memory have changed, they are no longer in Images/Videos, but in a new DCIM folder. This means that videos you have on your memory card will not show up in gallery now, but will show up in the Videos app, and videos recorded by you will not appear in the Videos app (like it used to in Anna), but will show up in the gallery with ur pics. Thats the only difference with images and videos.
AnonD-15537, 19 Feb 2012they r saying that the applications,office etc folders r not there in menu by default...bt u c... moreDear Dr.Bidhan:
Really i didnt get you still... Earlier in in OFFICE folder we use have calculator.dictionary.intranet etc etc now where are those applications.
Secondly for playing videos we have to go to filemanager or VIDEO PLAYER is there for that. Pls confirm. Thanx in advance
AnonD-22351, 19 Feb 2012Hi Dr.Bidhan Good morning....
What is this john and others talking about Im not getting like.... morethey r saying that the applications,office etc folders r not there in menu by default...bt u can create new folders by urself...
Stored videos r not there in gallery nw...bt they can b viewed via videos...bt the captured videos cant b viewed via videos,they can b viewed via gallery
AnonD-15537, 19 Feb 2012hi dawood
in belle For power saving mode u hv to download battery monitor......some times it ... moreHi Dr.Bidhan Good morning....
What is this john and others talking about Im not getting like..
1.Menu folders are not there...but default Menu is there right.
2. We cant play videos in gallery but i think video player is there for playing videos na. Etc etc please clarify SOON. Thanx in advance
AnonD-19840, 18 Feb 2012is that battery monitor an app in OVI store? after update i cannot keep my phone in power savi... morehi dawood
in belle For power saving mode u hv to download battery monitor......some times it may give u false informn. Bt overall its a usefull app
Thanks for you opinions,John and Anonymous, sounds good! My hangups about Belle are that I will lose all my apps on C: (about 50 in my case, installed there by default) and from what I hear the widgets are larger but less practical and have lost the clean functionality of Anna..also minor niggles like the way the menu has to be arranged and no option for widgets online/offline..
But from all accounts I've heard,the new OS is more stable and smooth. I just don't like the idea of restoring all my apps back. Will a restore option work?
Thanks a million for all your good advice and opinions guys, really appreciate it!