Germany and Italy reportedly rolling out Windows Phone 8 OS update for Nokias

Good news for those with Nokia Lumia 820 or 920s in either Germany (Vodafone) or Italy (Vodafone, H3G) as you can reportedly now fetch the latest OS update for your phone aka ‘Portico’ or build 10211.

WPArea.de has been able to verify that the update is rolling out for those in Germany, while our friends in Italy (Plaffo) have received numerous tips that the OS refresh is going out there as well.

Windows Phone 8 10211, as we’ve discussed before, brings numerous fixes and enhancements to the OS, including SMS call reject, persistent Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot and addresses stability issues including those pesky soft-resets.

In addition to the OS update, users can expect new firmware, which on the Lumia 920 fixes the soft-focus problem with the 8.7MP PureView camera (see our before and after comparison here). Other enhancements include audio-leveling and an improved (more sensitive) light sensor.

Old Firmware (L) versus New Firmware (R)

Use can manually check for an update by heading into Settings –> Phone Update –> Check for updates, otherwise they will be notified by a message. The update is downloadable over-the-air and should take about 20 minutes.

Nokia and carriers are expected to rollout Portico over the next few weeks, wrapping up in March.

Via: WPArea.de, Plaffo; Thanks, Ulas, Jannik and Dario for the tip!


Reader comments

Germany and Italy reportedly rolling out Windows Phone 8 OS update for Nokias


I have an Italian 920 with TIM, and I didn't get the update yet, either.
I wonder why they just don't say when they will roll the updates out.
Why all this mistery, it's just a damn update lol :D

Unbranded yellow 920 waiting here too :)
I dont really care if it will arrive tomorrow or on February, I m happy with my Lumia :)

I didn't get reboots, what's really annoying me is the sharpness of the photos.
I can't wait for the 920 firmware update :D

Someone suggested me to set the "lock screen timeout" to "never" from settings. This seems to have fixed the reboot/freezing issue. I haven't encountered freezing after this change.
To lock screen you need to click the power button.

I didn't upgrade to a Samsung tho did i? I upgraded to a Nokia and was hoping for apple style updates. I understan they have different issues, but this is a comparatively slow ipdate

Too bad FigurePrints can't be made any longer... But yeah, I need that light sensor update pronto. These softkeys are turning on and off like crazy (Lumia 822).

my german VF branded Lumia 920 also got the update today...after all it seems like Nokia was right a few days ago when they announced the update is coming and WPCentral claimed it to be wrong.

Same like the mango and post mango updates on my HTC hd7 all the German branded versions got the update before my unbranded one. which ist actually odd since the unbranded doesn't have to go through carrier testing....
Btw unbranded l920y no update so far

I have German Vodafone Nokia Lumia 920 and the update is just arrived. I am downloading it right now! You have to check for update manually.

Hell, when is spotfy available as app on my lumia 920. I like my phone, but this is awesome. It was on my n8 but somewhere lumia has lost it. Wrrrrhhh