Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8 Update for Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

Software version 8.0.10211.204 is only available in the US and Canada

By on December 19th, 2012 21:37 GMT

Microsoft has just published the changelog for the recently released Windows Phone 8 update for Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820.

The update is currently pushed in Canada at Rogers and in the US via AT&T. Unfortunately, Nokia announced it wouldn't launch the new firmware version in other countries until early February, 2013.

Microsoft also hints to a staggered rollout of this Windows Phone 8 update and states that it “will be made available at different times, depending on your country or region, mobile operator, and phone model.”

All in all, software update 8.0.10211.204 brings several improvements and bug fixes, which are meant to improve users' overall experience.

“Messaging improvements. A great messaging experience is now even better. You can now add multiple recipients at the same time when you send a text message and automatically save unsent text messages as drafts. You can even edit received text messages before you forward them.”

“Text replies to incoming calls. Can’t take a call? Now you can send a prewritten text reply to a caller directly from the call answer screen. It’s a nice way to let people know that you’re not ignoring them.”

“Internet Explorer improvements. You can now change your settings to prevent pictures from downloading automatically—an easy way to help keep data usage low. You can also delete selected sites from your browsing history and leave the rest intact.”

“Wi-Fi connectivity. Got a favorite Wi-Fi network? Windows Phone 8 will now prioritize Wi-Fi connections based on your connection history.”

Last but not least, Microsoft confirms that other improvements have been included in this Windows Phone 8 update as well.

In the same piece of news, T-Mobile USA has just delayed this upgrade for HTC 8X, which was previously slated for a December 19 release. Stay tuned for more info on the matter.

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