Video: 8 minutes with Symbian Belle on the Nokia N8! Runs quite well.

| August 1, 2011 | 126 Replies

A few of you guys have tipped this in to make sure we don’t miss it – its Symbian Belle on the Nokia N8. Thanks!

In the space of 24 hours, we’ve had two different sources showing screenshots of Symbian Belle. Here’s the juiciest one – a video of Belle on the N8. Showing it runs quite well on it. Thanks to  for uploading this video.

  • Holy crap, the scrolling in the browser is super smooth. Rest of browser still looks stale.
  • The tabbed view that I thought was nicely done like WP is not to be (at least here). We see the same view initially but that appears to be more for bookmarks than a 2×3 tab-switcher view.
  • We’re told instead that these are the sites you use all the time.

  • Oooh, there’s a new camera UI
  • App search

  • Widgets cannot be placed anywhere. But they are more free. i.e. there is an invisible grid to which the icons must adhere to. Not totally free like Maemo 5 where they can be placed anywhere – even on top of each other, overlapping and whatnot
  • Widget organization in landscape can be totally different to portrait

Thanks to Sekhariya, Sekhariya, SGean, Janimatik, ohooho, sak96 and Joseph for the tip!


Category: Nokia, Nseries, Symbian, Video

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