Windows Phone 8 software update rolling out to the HTC 8X
posted by Nick T. / Dec 11, 2012, 6:25 AM
The first over-the-air software update for Windows Phone 8 is rolling out as we speak, and the first smartphone to get it is the HTC 8X. It brings the OS' build number from 9905 to 10211, takes care of the random reboot issue we wrote about recently, and introduces a handful of new features, along with an anticipated Wi-Fi connectivity tweak.
Long time Windows Phone users can probably guess what Wi-Fi tweak we're talking about. After upgrading, one has the option to have the Wi-Fi radio on their smartphone turned on constantly. Previous WP versions turned it off automatically during stand-by in order to prolong battery life.
And that's pretty much all for now. All that's left is for the new software update to reach all Windows Phone 8 smartphones. We'll keep you posted as soon as we get reports of it landing on other handsets.
source: Windows Phone Central
- Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 1800 mAh(11.3h talk time)
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i have an iphone 4 and considering a change, is Lumia 920 a good choice? need your advice thx
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 7:39 AM 4
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Absolutely yes. If making a switch, go for the best. Plus the Nokia comes with the best camera, better screen, and more free goodies.
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 7:56 AM 4
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Yeah the Lumia 920 has better maps, it's got office built in. Camera is an upgrade, and it's got free music streaming with Nokia Music or whatever it's called. There are Drawbacks though, the App Store is not as populated, and you'll end up using alternatives to apps your already invested in. There's no official Pandora App, Instagram, and some others. I'd suggest going to WindowsPhone.com and seeing if it has apps you'd want. But don't let app support turn you off the Lumia 920 has a more durable body (you wont need a case) and it's got an excellent camera and offline maps that won't get you lost in the wilderness. Wow I wrote a lot....hope it helps!
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 8:41 AM 2
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if apps is a real pain (for me it isnt) then go to nokia's beta page xyo.net if a desired app isnt there (example instagram) there is always an equivalent( aka lomogram) xyo.net is not only for lumia... it is for anybody that wants to find good apps for there devices
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 9:01 AM 0
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Well where is it? Phonearena is a bit late to the party on this one. Many outlets have reported this already and stated that so far only unlocked WP or nontelecomm branded phones are getting the update(s). Been checking for the updates on my T-Mobile HTC 8x.
posted on Dec 11, 2012, 10:08 AM 0
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