Windows Phone 8 “Portico” update now rolling out to HTC 8X users

By damaster | In Mobile | Posted December 11, 2012

It was only a few days ago that we reported the next Windows Phone 8 update is codenamed “Portico”, and today WPCentral reports that the update is currently being rolled out to international variants of the HTC 8X device, bring the OS of the updated device from version 8.0.9905 to 8.0.10211. Check out the photo below showing what the first official over-the-air (OTA) update for Windows Phone 8 looks like:

WP8 Portico Update

The update process takes around 20 minutes altogether, and whilst the exact change log is not yet available, WPCentral reports the following new features and enhancements are included:

  • Option to keep WiFi on while the screen is locked / timed out:
    WiFi Keep Alive
  • Reject a call by sending a quick pre-defined SMS:
    SMS Call rejectCall reject options
  • Ability to save and access SMS drafts:
    SMS drafts
  • “Select all” option for Messages:
    SMS Select all

The update is also supposed to fix the random rebooting issue experienced by some users on the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920, however this has yet to be confirmed. Have you got an international variant of the HTC 8X? Did you get the update? If so, let us know in the comments below if you notice anything else new in the update!

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 6:50 am
Category: Mobile
Tags: HTC, Portico, Windows Phone 8