Windows Phone 8 Portico: Now going out to HTC 8X devices in Spain?

We have been tipped off that the first over the air update ‘Portico’ for Windows Phone 8 might be hitting devices on Vodafone Spain.

One of our readers was informed by push notification last night that the update was available and is now sporting 8.0.10211.204 on his HTC 8X.


Update process from the Vodafone support pages..

**UPDATE** This is from the Vodafone Spain Support pages

2/14/2012 11:04 - edited 12/14/2012 11:07

Time update for HTC ion 8x to version 1532.20.20 02,164 [Edited]

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Hi all,

Now available the update to version 1532.20.2002.164 for HTC Windows Phone Vodafone 8x and includes the operating system upgrade 8.0.10211.204. Enter the following features and enhancements:

Enter Basque, Galician, Valencian and Catalan.

Battery

Usability of the terminal.

The update has a size of about 50 megabytes and can only be done from the phone itself (FOTA), using both WiFi and the mobile network. How to check the update: Settings > Phone Update and activate Notify me when updates are available for my phone .

wpcentral htc 8x informacion

The update is said to address some stability issues with Window Phone 8 and also add a few tweaks to the operating system to which you can read about in our previous post. We understand that the updates are to be staggered globally but there has been little indication that Vodafone Spain was to commence any update on their network. Unannounced or not this is looking very promising for a more rapid roll out of fixes to other carriers worldwide and we hope a sign it will hit other markets sooner rather than later.

Are you a Vodafone user in Spain, we would like to hear from you if you have seen the update on your device. Let us know in the comments below.

Thanks to Christian Cano for the tip!!