So, finally, the Mobile Operating system which was in existence for as long as the world has seen coloured mobile phones, is finally going to be shut down by Nokia. Yes, we are talking about the Symbian OS which pretty much lost it’s charm a few years back ever since Android and iOS devices came to the market and virtually captured it!
In a blog post on its official Conversations blog, Nokia continues to move away from the Symbian brand in its latest update (having announced it two weeks ago) and will now refer to it as ‘Nokia Belle’, seeing the company move its software and services under the Nokia brand.
The all new Nokia Belle (previously Symbian Belle) user interface will soon be available for download to some existing smartphones and begin shipping with a selection of smartphones that are already on the market.
The enhanced versions of Nokia N8, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 have now started their journey from the factories to the shops with Nokia Belle preinstalled, arriving first in China, then around the world.
For those already owning a Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, and Nokia Oro, the wait for Nokia Belle is almost over. Starting in February 2012, Nokia will release the all new Nokia Belle software update to existing customers and you’ll be able to download it right on to your phone, bringing a whole heap of improved features.
Quoted Nokia’s official website.
The tactic is likely to help drive sales of Nokia’s latest Symbian handsets, which have begun to pick up in recent months.
We will do a follow up post which will talk about the various features of the new Mobile OS. So stay tuned.