Nokia Belle OS Feature Pack 1: the details you need to know

Nokia Belle OS Feature Pack 1: the details you need to knowWith all the excitement surrounding the Nokia 808 PureView and its 41-megapixel sensor, one of the details that didn't get that much attention was the fact that it runs a tweaked version of the Nokia Belle OS.

There was some speculation at first that we were seeing our first glimpse of the next full version of the platform, Nokia Carla, but Nokia has clarified that it's actually Belle Feature Pack 1, and has announced the all-important details of when users of other Nokia handsets will get their own chance to enjoy the magic.

But first the bad news: it's not just a question of when, but if, as for the first time since the arrival of Symbian^3 itself, some handsets are being left behind. In fact, most of them are.

The only devices that will be joining the 808 PureView in getting to grips with Feature Pack 1 are the Nokia 701, 700 and 603 – the most recent Symbian releases.

And you'll be all the more disappointed when you here that the update won't just be delivering the usual software tweaks and improvements, it'll also be upping the affected handsets' 1GHz processor's speed to 1.3GHz.

As for those software tweaks, we're talking a new HTML5-capable web browser, a new version of Nokia Maps and support for Microsoft Apps, while Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Headphone should be music to anyone's ears.

Apparently the multitasking bar and notification bar has been improved too, though we're not sure of the specifics, and we're told another 20 widgets have been added too.

For the lucky few, the Belle OS Feature Pack 1 will be arriving over the next few months.

Via Nokia Conversations

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 3, 2012 at 12:08

Good to see they are still improving the OS. I hope they add emails to the notification bar, because, g*dknows, that email widget is ugly and slow to refresh...

undisclosed  Mar. 3, 2012 at 22:06

What I really want to know is if this OS will be capable of running Joikuspot. If it can't and the company that makes the app isn't going to develop a version for it... Well that might be a deal breaker for a lot of people.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 4, 2012 at 10:28

Joikuspot works fine on Nokia Belle, and I see no reason why it shouldn't work on Belle Featurepack 1.


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