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Between Windows Phone 8 and Blue lies a path of more frequent updates

Between Windows Phone 8 and Blue lies a path of more frequent updates

With yesterday’s alleged leak of HTC’s next Windows Phone, one of its eyebrow raising aspects was the use of “GDR2” when identifying the OS. The term was new nomenclature for those who follow Microsoft’s update cycles and product code names. Now, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley has learnt of its meaning and Paul Thurrott helps put it into focus. The term GDR2 stands for “General Distribution...

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Windows Phone Portico update rolling out in new wave, including Verizon’s HTC 8X

Windows Phone Portico update rolling out in new wave, including Verizon’s HTC 8X

Looks like another wave of Windows Phone Portico (build 10211) OS updates have begun rolling out as we’re getting flooded with tips from various regions. So far we’ve heard the Lumia 920 in Russia (via WP7Forum.ru) and New Zealand are both getting the over the air OS update as we speak. In addition, Verizon users who have the HTC 8X can finally rejoice as that phone is also getting the...

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Nokia has not begun a global rollout of the Lumia 920 and 820 updates. (But they are coming.)

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...

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Want to update to Windows Phone Portico on your Lumia 920? Here’s a do-it-yourself guide.

Want to update to Windows Phone Portico on your Lumia 920? Here’s a do-it-yourself guide.

Want to update your Lumia 920 early? Read below on getting started, including the risks. Although folks on Rogers and AT&T have successfully received the Windows Phone “Portico” and firmware updates for their Nokia Lumia 920s, there’s a good chunk of the rest of the world who has not. In fact, the plan is not roll out that update for another month or so, which is a bummer for those...

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Lumia 920s suffering from brightness bug with Portico update? Here's a possible fix.

Lumia 920s suffering from brightness bug with Portico update? Here's a possible fix.

Although the majority of people who are on AT&T or Rogers who have upgraded their Lumia 920 to Windows Phone “Portico” are having no problems (in fact, quite the opposite), there is one bug that seems to affect a few people: auto-screen brightness. As detailed in our Lumia 920 forums, the problem exhibits itself when you turn on the phone in a mildly lit room and the brightness...

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