News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday December 21, 2011.
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The end of Symbian is upon us - well, the name Symbian at least. Nokia has officially changed the name of the new version of its non-Microsoft operating system to Nokia Belle, dropping the Symbian moniker entirely. Rest assured though, it is the same operating system underneath its new name. Nokia has also released more information as to when the new Nokia Belle update will roll out to existing smartphones.
Nokia launched the Belle operating system with the 701, 700, and 603 smartphones earlier this year, and it is now shipping the N8, C7, and C6-01 with the updated OS pre-installed. The first market to get the upgraded models is China, and then it will be delivered to the rest of the world.
Existing owners of the N8, E7, E6, X7, C6-01, C7, and Oro smartphones can expect to get an upgrade to the Belle OS in February of next year. The Belle operating system offers a number of upgrades over the previous version, known as Anna. It has more homescreens, better widgets, and a new pull-down notification panel. [Nokia]
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