Video & Gallery: Nokia Belle Refresh on N8 + Full Changelog

| August 27, 2012 | 68 Replies

 Now that Nokia Belle Refresh has begun rolling out to all First gen devices (starting with carrier unlocked devices); we’ve gotten a chance to update our N8 and take it for a spin. Officially the changelog is tiny, claiming to bring HTML5 support, A couple new widgets, some changes to Nokia Maps and some minor tweaks all around. After doing some digging of our own and with the help of @jonjongoco we were able to piece together quite a bit more:

  • Nokia Belle 111.040.1511
  • Browser updated to 8.3
    Full HTML5 support
    Offline services
  • Nokia Maps Suite 3.09
    Use voice search for Maps & Drive
    See photos on Map
    Multipoint routing
    Explore nearby places from Homescreen
    Public transportation integrated with line information & departure times
  • Nokia Social updated to 1.5:
    Automatic linking to Facebook and Twitter
    New Homescreen widgets
    Improved preformance
    Renewed app layout
  • N8 Specific imaging apps
    Bi Screen
    Colorize IT
    Gallery Widget (photo wall)
  • QT4.8
  • Ovi services renamed to Nokia services
  • Improved Music Player
    Refreshed “Now Playing” view
    Lists are tabbed for easy access, and are swiped between
    new Artist view
    Play & Pause from pull down status bar (Status only, not toggles)
  • New Widgets
    Clock, analogue big
    Clock, Mechanic
    Clock, Text
    Calendar, Agenda view
    RSS Widget
    Contact individual (social upgrades)
    Contact, group (group support upgrade)
    Music player, Medium
    Weather now
    Weather forecast
    My location
    Social widget
    Facebook, Summary
    Mobile Data Counter
    Email, New arrival
    Email, Detailed
    Toggles (2G/3g, Offline, silent, BT,  Cellular)

Updating OTA (Over the Air) will save you some precious data caps as the update is only 12MBs in size, while updating through Nokia suite on your PC will redownload the whole OS meaning you have a 350MB package to download; great if your having issues, but if not stick with OTA. Although the browser version at 8.3 is more than that of the 808 (8.2), the 808 still managed to load webpages faster, simply due to the increased processing power.



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