We’re getting a few reports in today that Verizon has begun rolling out some tiny firmware updates for their HTC 8x and Lumia 822 smartphones.  Indeed we fired up an 822 to be greeted with a small update that took less than 5 minutes to install.

So what’s news? Well, this appears to be a very, very small update meant to be a quick fix for some nagging issues. We say that only because your radio, firmware and OS versions will not change with these updates. That tells us that this is basically a firmware patch of some sorts, meant more for tweaks than new features.

On the 8X, it appears that you get some “quality improvements for languages” while on the 822, we really don’t know, though one of our readers in the forums suggests:

  • Improved automatic display brightness adjustment
  • Updated proximity sensor parameters
  • Performance and stability improvements

Either way, if you have some free time, you might as well do that Settings > Phone Update task and see if you have one waiting too.

Update: Because it doesn't update the firmware, the Lumia 822 still cannot run the Storage Check app.

Thanks, Phong, Argenys and Will S, for the tips!