Wireless carrier Vodafone has reportedly started to make the Windows Phone 8 Portico software update available for its Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 users in Germany and Italy.Various users in Germany have already received the new flavor of the mobile operating system, a recent article on wparea.de reads.
The software arrives on handsets as version 8.0.10211.204, the same iteration available for the Windows Phone 8X by HTC devices, the news site notes.
The update is being delivered to Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 users over-the-air. The installation process will have the phone restarting a few times and will take up to 40 minutes, it seems.
The same happened in Italy, it seems, where the owners of a Lumia 920 or Lumia 820 handset on Vodafone’s network started to see the update landing on their devices.
According to Plaffo, users can also manually check on their handsets to see whether the update was made available for them or not, through going to Settings > Updates.
The Windows Phone 8 portico update was meant to deliver various enhancements for the mobile operating system, as well as a series of enhancements coming from Nokia themselves.
Among these, we can count the possibility to create pre-set SMS messages, to respond to an incoming call with a text, or to select all messages in order to delete them.
There are also a series of changes to the Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities of devices, Internet Explorer improvements, better Bluetooth connectivity, and a more reliable boot sequence, it seems.
Other changes in the new update include battery management and image quality improvements, along with a fix for a restart issue, and additional platform enhancements.
For the time being, it seems that the new software update was not made available for unlocked Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in these countries, WMPoweruser notes.