T-Mobile HTC 8X Portico OS Update is now live, being delivered
T-Mobile and HTC have begun pushing out Windows Phone 8 "Portico" to HTC 8X phones at 1PM ET.
T-Mobile and HTC have had quite a back and forth recently regarding the Windows Phone 8 “Portico” update (build 10211) We first heard about the 8X update just a few days ago and the original intent was to roll it out yesterday, December 19th. But at the last minute, we received word that T-Mobile was halting the rollout due to some last minute "tweaks".
The fear of course was that this could stretch into weeks as Microsoft, T-Mobile and HTC work to fix whatever it was holding up the update. Luckily, the delay now looks to be have been only 24 hours as T-Mobile and Microsoft have just now thrown the switch, delivering the update to customers.
The information comes via T-Mobile’s official support forums where their moderator delivered the news (opens in new tab):
The update is now live, having begun at 1PM ET.
The Windows Phone 8 OS “Portico” update brings numerous fixes and new features to the table, include improved Bluetooth pairing, stability improvements, new Messaging features, reject-call with SMS, keep Wi-Fi alive and preferred Wi-Fi HotSpot selection. You can see the full changelog here.
In addition to the new OS, users will also have a new firmware installed during the update process, which should take around 30 minutes. Users can get the notification delivered to their phone by going into Settings --> Phone Update and manually check for the files.
No word on Nokia’s Lumia 810 and that update though we presume it’s not too far behind.
Thanks, Jeremy A., for the tip!
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Just spoke to another Verizon rep. in tech support and he had no record of any pending updates. hmmm...
Also, any word when tango will be coming to WP8?
I think because of the new VOIP APIs in WP8
Dan, you mis-spelled delivered in the title. :P
I selected check for updates. Installing now.
Installing. That was quick. TMo would take months after release to update what at the time was supposed to be their "flagship" android. Very pleased to see them push this out quickly. Hopefully my wife's 810 gets an update soon.
Google "Windows phone 8 me tile resolution", look at how many others have this issue :/
Rather, Microsoft is afraid of too many people updating their phones at the same time and ovewhelming the servers.