Finally the Belle update is on my hands and i have to say it is amazing. Even the new ringtones are relaxing! My N8 now is faster and more stable. And the slide from the top to enable the bluetooth and the wi-fi is really good. Even the video is faster and in the dark is better. I have to say i am impressed. Well done Nokia
Sounds like you're one of the lucky ones.
Thanks to Belle "update" I can no longer see my maps (despite downloading and re-downloading again) and also the ability to upload photo straight from gallery to Facebook has gone also.
Another Nokia balls-up.
I'm afraid I must echo pretty much all of what LarsErik says.
Also, add on top of that RSS feed widgets no longer appear available.
Does anyone know if you leave the wi-fi switched on does it constantly scan for available wi-fi? You used to be able to set it so that it only looks for wi-fi when you need it, but that setting seems gone also.
Why can't you all be satisfied?
According to me, Nokia (Symbian) Belle is a great improvement over Symbian Anna. Nokia Belle has made my Nokia C7 run faster and smoother. HD games like NFS Shift HD which used to take lot of time to load now load within some seconds. What more do you all want? Great widgets 100% better than Anna. Great UI. As far as widgets are concerned, I think more widgets are likely to come out soon. Apps that were deleted can be downloaded using Nokia Store web on a PC and select Anna version of phone in the phone selector and then download apps using Nokia Suite or Nokia Drop(needs Chrome or Firefox with Nokia drop add-on can be downloaded from: http://betalabs.nokia.com/apps/nokia-drop). All the apps which are not available in Nokia Store (phone) after Belle can be downloaded or re-installed back in this way.
I really liked Nokia Belle. Thank you Nokia.
I just updated to Belle yesterday...As things stood my phone was due to replaced today due to excessive battery drain so i took the opportunity to see what the Belle was like......to be honest i think the Benefits are very restricted ...I lost the Battery touch function ect...the widgets were somewhat big and ugly ir music player my favourite ringtones etc vanished the options button is also gone...now i have got my replacement phone i think i will stay with Anna ..at least till Nokia listen and sort out things .....If it aint broke dont fix it
I can't believe there are so many complaints on Belle here
Nokia Belle is an ENORMOUS improvement for Symbian.
Everything works smoothly and the UI is beautiful.
After showing Belle to some of my friends who use iOS or Android they were very impressed and now consider Symbian to be an equal to Android and better then iOS.
Widgets like scrollable RSS feed for CNN, BBC and Reuters, 3G/2G on/off switch, weather widgets, compact Music player widgets, bigger Calendar widget, Big analog clock, Mechanical clock, Mobile data tracker widget, etc, etc. will all come in a later update.
If you don't want to wait you call download and install them seperately NOW, just google it.
THANK YOU NOKIA (no thanks to your CEO).
It is very sad, that the options component is missing in each and every part of belle. The background apps can be brought by the options thing. But now we are forced to long press the menu key to invoke that function.
Why Nokia WHY ???
In simple terms this has been copied from Windows Phone.. I hate long pressing the button to bring those apps to the foreground.
Secondly apps like SYGIC MOBILE MAPS fail to run in BELLE. The only advantage i find is the MSDICT based dictionaries are working fine now . Previously user has to exit the application each and every time after looking for a definition. Now this issue is solved. But still audio is not working for cambridge advanced dictionary...
The phone memory now has only 100MB of storage. Dont know what will happen if i install all the apps which i installed in ANNA...
NOKIA please bring a solution for the menu button long press to invoke background apps...
We require an update asap....
mine won't let me have 75% of my album art about 90% of my tracks had album art when i had anna now only about 25% do and they won't come back nomatter what i do
2012-02-09 12:33 - edited 2012-02-09 13:04
I have been looking forward to Belle for months, but now I have upgraded I want Anna back.
My N8 was working just fine on Anna and my homescreens looked nice and neat. I had absolutely no troubles at all! With Belle everything's a mess. I wish I had not upgraded...
I have never complained about Nokia or my N8. I love them both. I'll stick to Nokia/Symbian for as long as I can. Unfortunately I cannot love Belle. Useless eye candy was added and handy direct access to several features was removed. I do not need my phone to look like an Android phone. I do not need to impress my friends with eye candy. Symbian Anna suited me just fine!
I hope future updates will address abovementioned issues.
Edit: my battery also drains noticably faster! It's on 65% now (14:03 pm) since I took it of the charger this morning. (35% loss in 5 hours) I usually hit the 66% mark on the second day after charging. WiFi connection seems to stay on even though there are no open applications and I do not have any widgets on my homescreen that require an internet connection.
I think belle is the bomb. Brilliant nokia keep it up. Yes there are some widgets issues, im sure resizing will be available in further ipdates. Phone definately faster, stable, the 6 screens make up for some large widgets. I got everything basically working like i had on anna. social can be improved, no notices function. But overall its a vast improvement from anna. I feel like i have a brand new phone.....)))
My son has N9 but i think the N8 with belle is far better.
My only gripe with nokia is too slow to respond to issues. And oh. Will there ever be an update on belle....Carla....?