Windows Phone 8 Portico Update Now Available for T-Mobile Lumia 810

It brings OS improvements, Wi-Fi hotspot detection and more

Nokia and Microsoft kicked off the rollout of the Windows Phone 8 Portico update a few weeks ago, but Lumia 810 owners in the US were skipped from the initial deployment.

Exclusively available in the United States via T-Mobile, Nokia Lumia 810 is the carrier’s version of Lumia 820, which is rolled out globally.

Although the smartphone was launched a few months ago with Windows Phone 8 onboard, there were still a few important features missing, which is why Microsoft and Nokia announced that a major update would be available in the coming weeks.

Fortunately, it didn’t take too long for the update to become available. Dubbed Portico, the first Windows Phone 8 update brings important improvements to the operating system, bug fixes, as well as new features.

WPCentral reports that Nokia Lumia 810 owners in the US can now search for the update by going to Settings / Phone Update / Check for Updates.

The update is pushed through OTA (over the air) and it will take around 20 minutes to completely install on the smartphone.

T-Mobile and Microsoft pushed the Windows Phone 8 Portico to HTC 8X devices a few weeks ago and now Lumia 810 owners are getting it as well.

Other changes added by this update include: SMS call reject, Wi-Fi hotspot detection, along with minor Internet Explorer tweaks and enhancements.

“A Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 software update providing performance enhancements for the Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 – as well as the Nokia Lumia 810 in the US - has started rolling out over the air to first operators.

Delivery will continue in a phased manner over the coming weeks and is expected to be complete by mid-March. People will receive a notification on their phone when the update is available for them to download,” Nokia USA told WPCentral.

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