Nokia Starts rolling Portico Update Globally, Expect to complete by mid-March

Here is some good news and some bad news for Lumia Windows Phone users who are waiting for the so-called Portico update (8.0.10211.204)for Windows Phone. According to the post on Nokia Forums by Michaels (Nokia Community Manager) posted that the update has started rolling out for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 (920 and 820 to be specific) but the phased delivery will complete only by middle of March.

A Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 software update providing performance enhancements for the Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 has started rolling out over the air. Delivery will continue in a phased manner over the coming weeks and is expected to be complete by mid-March. You will receive a notification on your phone when the update is available for you to download.

Nokia Lumia 920 820 Portico Global Update

There are some new features that is being rolled out in this update like Support for Multiple Recipients in Messages, Drafts, editing received text messages, text replies to incoming calls, IE option to prevent downloading images automatically, WIFI Always on.

I see this updates already rolled out for HTC 8X and the Lumia 920 & 820 phones in India already have the update making sure that it keeps up with the high demand.

So now you only have three options :

  1. Wait
  2. Pray that you are near to the roll out phase
  3. Get your phone updated at one of the Nokia Care center.

Follow the discussion at Nokia Forums.