Verizon’s Windows Phone 8X by HTC finally getting Portico update?
Verizon’s support page still says “coming soon,” but there are reports from HTC 8X owners on Verizon that have received notifications that the update is ready to install. Windows Phone version 8.0.10211 is the Portico update that started making the rounds in December.
The OS update makes improvements to overall device stability and provides some feature additions as well. Those additions include SMS call reject, Wi-Fi hotspot finder and persistent Wi-Fi connection (which used to disconnect when the device sleeps). On top of that, you will be able to select an MP3 file as a ringtone and send SMS messages to multiple recipients.
Let us know if you received a notification about the update. As of now, there is still no word on when the Portico update will be pushed out to Nokia Lumia 822 users, but this is Verizon so we are not holding our breath.
1. sagemda (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)
select a mp3 as ringtone .... cmon w8 this is a 2013 update? srsly
2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Verizon loves to f**k up and delay updates
3. ChafedBanana (Posts: 357; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I'm actually not surprised the WP lacked some of those features. And yes, this is Verizon we're talking about so they like to take their time testing.
4. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Updated my phone last night, nothing really to report. I never had any stability problems and you could always send SMS messages to multiple people so I'm not exactly clear what that's about. Still no group text which is infuriating. Had I known Verizon would kill that feature I would have switched to AT&T and got the 920.