Today, Nokia has officially announced that it has started the global deployment of a new software for its Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones, none other than the Windows Phone 8 Portico update.The company started delivering the new firmware to devices in the United States and Canada not too long ago, and has finally decided to deliver it to users in other countries as well.
The new software release is being pushed to devices over-the-air, and is expected to arrive on all of them within two months, it seems.
Just as with any other similar update, the rollout will be a staged one, which means that not all users will receive access to the new firmware at once, and that some of them will have to wait longer for it to arrive.
“A Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 software update providing performance enhancements for the Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 has started rolling out over the air,” Nokia announced on its Nokia Support website.
“Delivery will continue in a phased manner over the coming weeks and is expected to be complete by mid-March. You will receive a notification on your phone when the update is available for you to download.”
For those out of the loop, we should note that the new update was meant to bring along various enhancements to devices, including better messaging features, and an improved Internet Explorer experience.
Furthermore, it enables users to reply to incoming calls via text message, as well as to connect to favorite WiFi networks (based on connection history).
Various other improvements have also been included in the new Windows Phone 8 update, Microsoft notes on its website.
On Lumia devices, for example, Portico is said to bring improvements in imaging performance and battery management, more efficient and reliable Bluetooth connectivity, more efficient and reliable start-up sequence, and more.
Users will be notified on the availability of the new update for their Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 devices, though they should also be able to check for it manually (it might not return positive results at all times).