Symbian fans rejoice as it looks like the next iteration dubbed Symbian Belle is only two days away from an official unveiling. Nokia has posted a teaser to its Facebook page in the form of a countdown. As of this writing, there is about 43 more hours left until it’s time to try “something new on Symbian,” pegging the special day to be August 24.
Belle is expected to have features that bring it closer to Android and iOS 5 in terms of notifications and app switching. Back in July, it was rumored that Belle could take on a MeeGo-Harmattan style swipe interface as recently revealed on the N9 handset. Some of the services still branded under Ovi may also be switched to more direct names and get a few interface changes.
Although Nokia intends to eventually transition entirely to the Windows Phone platform, the company has promised that it would support Symbian updates until at least 2016.