Nokia has not begun a global rollout of the Lumia 920 and 820 updates. (But they are coming.)
Some sites today are erroneously spreading word that Nokia has begun a “global rollout” of the Portico Windows Phone OS update for the Lumia 920 and 820. Presumably this includes unlocked phones and even ones on various carriers.
Unfortunately, these sites didn’t verify the information or took liberties with the source.
The foundation of the story is semi-official as it comes from Nokia’s own forum pages where a Community Manager posted, almost verbatim, our quote from Nokia yesterday.
A site called Symbian Tweet then lead the way with an article touting Nokia’s “global rollout” of the 820 and 920 rollout. WMPoweruser followed suit (along with the Verge) with the same headline, even though up to this point no one has been able to get an actual update outside of AT&T, Rogers or T-Mobile.
Truth be told, the original source post doesn’t even mention “global” anywhere.
We contacted Nokia and Microsoft on the matter for clarification, as we had heard nothing about a global rollout kicking off (and be sure, we would have heard about it). As it turns out, Nokia has not started such a system-wide update of Portico, which means you can stop checking your phone today. Certainly, Nokia never even said they were doing a global rollout so the info was just wrong from the beginning.
Nokia’s Communications Manager of North America, Chris Hollis did tell us the following:
Regarding other, international carriers (and those with unlocked phones or ones from BUILD), your update is still being tested and approved for quality. Once Nokia is satisfied with their stringent internal testing, it will be passed on to Microsoft for distribution. But that process is still happening and is not being executed at the moment.
As to the process of who gets the update when, all we can say is we’ll continue to pass along updates from Nokia as we receive them. At this point though, it won’t be a global anything as Nokia and Microsoft will release the update through carriers as it comes online.
Due to the vastness of Nokia’s global coverage, we’ll do our best to let you folks know when that ensues. Just be assured Nokia and Microsoft are working promptly and this process should be relatively quick.
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And I'm not whining about some three little feature updates that this update contains, I don't give a rats about them. I just want my phone to stop rebooting spontaneously due to WP8 bugs.
I reckon there's a problem with the update procedure, or more likely there's a couple more bugs they want to iron out before releasing a final build. It'd be annoying to update it now and then have to do so again next month, esp if the current build has some bugs (as reported in the forums). I guess I wouldn't be saying this if I was one of the people with the rebooting issues - if you have a phone like that you should just take it into the shop for a replacement.
Or maybe if Apollo+ is coming at MWC (is that what it's called, the mobile conference in Feb) they will just jump us all straight onto that (can dream).
Are you suggesting I should throw away my 820 and get a new 8S for $400 if I want a stable WP8?
And yet, elephant-sized bugs like the disappearing keyboard manage to slip through that entire process, and then remain unpatched for several months, because of the same process.
Cheers for the clarification on this Daniel.
If it's only a few weeks it doesn't bother me, but when you're looking at months then it becomes incredibly frustrating.
And I am not even getting to Nokia behaviour that update AT&T devices before unbranded ones. Great way to treat your customers Nokia.....
The 920 has been out what, two months? Why can't you just sit and wait. Nokia is the best updater there is! You will get your update, Can't you understand that they want to make it as good as possible before the release. If it's not released yet, it's not ready for release. Simple as that.
Here in italy the 920 is totally unavailable.
Carriers and even Nokia Stores have 1/2 of them every few weeks.
Lumia 920, sta andando fortissimo (con tutta la forte crisi) e potrebbe andare anche meglio se ne avessero di piu'.
Io sono riuscito a prenderlo grazie ad un mio contatto a Dubai, dove e' classico vendere tutti i telefoni unlocked.
Ci sono possibilita' di togliere il lock, ma fate attenzione perche' non e' semplice, le aziende che dichiarano di farlo poi possono rifiutarsi se non hanno tutte le chiavi necessarie.
I think Nokia must have sent some feedback to MS due to number of people having to get thier handsets replaced, so I guess they are probably doing some testing.
I am not gonna take the easy road and sell my phone to go back to iPhone, I really like the WP8 interface and all. However things are really messed up here in this WP world and I already regret this decision... I hope it'll get a lot better very soon... Some stuff is really messed up here in WP world.
Saw this on gsmArena today: http://www.gsmarena.com/windows_phone_8_portico_update_rolls_out_to_lumia_920_and_820-news-5364.php
Will be good to hear from anyone having recieved this notification.
Can't wait for them to go bust.
Why would I want to board on a sinking ship?
Today I cleared both check boxes under settings>phone update. The battery is going on for 16 hours since last charge!! I still have 40 % battery remaining. Anybody else notice this?? Is this possibly a bug?
--> Could you guys at WPcentral take it up with Nokia for a comment? Would be much appreciated.
P.S : i think my device came with portico installed. I have the "keep wifi alive on standby" option!
Anybody else getting it? Is this the portico update finnaly?