Windows Phone 8 software update rolling out to the HTC 8X

Windows Phone 8 software update rolling out to the HTC 8X
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. 


Several text messaging features have been thrown in as well, including the option to reject a call with a text. You get several presets and two slots for your own custom text replies. The text messaging app now allows you to save draft texts and to select all messages for quick and easy deleting.

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.

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Windows Phone 8X
  • 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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12 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Uh ok, bring it on Microsoft :)

2. wp8forever unregistered

Tha was fast :) loving my Lumia 920 , aka gs3 and iPhone 5 beater here in phonearena lol.

5. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

not really lol.

3. rabih_z

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

i have an iphone 4 and considering a change, is Lumia 920 a good choice? need your advice thx

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Absolutely yes. If making a switch, go for the best. Plus the Nokia comes with the best camera, better screen, and more free goodies.

11. rabih_z

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

thx for ur reply

7. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

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!

9. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

12. rabih_z

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

thx great reply

6. uneedhelp

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

I like this HTC 8 x its a real good device

8. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

microsoft FTW :)

10. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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.

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