As expected, Nokia has just announced the immediate availability of a new major software update for some of its Symbian smartphones.
Dubbed “Nokia Belle Refresh,” the update is currently available for Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7 and Nokia Oro with version number 111.040.1511.
According to the Finnish company, the update will soon be available for Nokia E6, version number 111.140.0058, while the Nokia 500 will receive the update within the next few weeks.
The new update brings lots of new features and tweaks, as well as visual and performance improvements.
Among the new features added to these Symbian smartphones
, Nokia mentions a new browser with HTML5 web apps support, along with a new set of home screen widgets.
In addition, the update includes the previously released Microsoft Office Mobile App and Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 bundled together.
Aside from these improvements, it is also worth mentioning that Nokia N8 will be packed with some extra applications for imaging due to its high-quality main camera.
The Finnish company also states that “Nokia Belle Refresh update is currently rolled out in phases, starting with the vanilla versions (ie. basic software variants without any specific operator or country configuration). Country and operator variants will follow within the next weeks, depending on local and operator approvals
Keep in mind that after updating to Nokia Belle Refresh, some of the applications previously installed on the phone may not be fully functional. This happened with the Nokia Anna update as well, so make sure you check the apps compatibility prior to update.
In the same piece of news, Nokia is also expected to release a new Belle FP2
update for Nokia 808 PureView, which is slated to arrive by the end of the year. Other Symbian smartphone might get this update as well, though Nokia has yet to officially confirm the information.