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Germany and Italy reportedly rolling out Windows Phone 8 OS update for Nokias

Good news for those with Nokia Lumia 820 or 920s in either Germany (Vodafone) or Italy (Vodafone, H3G) as you can reportedly now fetch the latest OS update for your phone aka ‘Portico’ or build 10211. has been able to verify that the update is rolling out for those in Germany, while our friends in Italy (Plaffo) have received numerous tips that the OS refresh is going out there as well.

Windows Phone 8 10211, as we’ve discussed before, brings numerous fixes and enhancements to the OS, including SMS call reject, persistent Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot and addresses stability issues including those pesky soft-resets.

In addition to the OS update, users can expect new firmware, which on the Lumia 920 fixes the soft-focus problem with the 8.7MP PureView camera (see our before and after comparison here). Other enhancements include audio-leveling and an improved (more sensitive) light sensor.

Old Firmware (L) versus New Firmware (R)

Use can manually check for an update by heading into Settings –> Phone Update –> Check for updates, otherwise they will be notified by a message. The update is downloadable over-the-air and should take about 20 minutes.

Nokia and carriers are expected to rollout Portico over the next few weeks, wrapping up in March.

Via:, Plaffo; Thanks, Ulas, Jannik and Dario for the tip!



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colin24_7 says:

I got one for my 8x on Sunday morning here in the UK with Vodafone, don't know what changes were made.

ChazTyldsley says:

Great news that it's arriving in Europe, hopefully it'll hit the UK soon. 

dericslab says:

Check for your update now, I just got mine updated a few minutes ago. (Vodacom SA)

heijenoort says:

Italian H3G Lumia 920 here, no update for me...

Sergio0694 says:

I have an Italian 920 with TIM, and I didn't get the update yet, either.
I wonder why they just don't say when they will roll the updates out.
Why all this mistery, it's just a damn update lol :D

venetasoft says:

Unbranded yellow 920 waiting here too :)
I dont really care if it will arrive tomorrow or on February, I m happy with my Lumia :)

heijenoort says:

Me too but random reboots are bothering me, I hope in a fix soon :)

Sergio0694 says:

I didn't get reboots, what's really annoying me is the sharpness of the photos.
I can't wait for the 920 firmware update :D

TechAbstract says:

Random reboots is more of a hardware issue. I dont think the update will fix.

Someone suggested me to set the "lock screen timeout" to "never" from settings. This seems to have fixed the reboot/freezing issue. I haven't encountered freezing after this change.
To lock screen you need to click the power button.

Sharpmango says:

Is it likely that future OTA releases will be quicker? This one does seem awfully slow

venetasoft says:

Slow ?? Ever owned a Samsung Android phone ?

Sharpmango says:

I didn't upgrade to a Samsung tho did i? I upgraded to a Nokia and was hoping for apple style updates. I understan they have different issues, but this is a comparatively slow ipdate

Slai says:

Audioleveling i allready have, that came with an independant update.

AskaLangly says:

Too bad FigurePrints can't be made any longer... But yeah, I need that light sensor update pronto. These softkeys are turning on and off like crazy (Lumia 822).

JammyGitz says:

That's due to a dodgy screen protector

XB_Mod says:

my german VF branded Lumia 920 also got the update today...after all it seems like Nokia was right a few days ago when they announced the update is coming and WPCentral claimed it to be wrong.

Capli says:

and my german unbranded 920 still nothing. kind of unusual.

PurpleOmen says:

Vodafone de German unlocked 920 just got the update! Asking me to connect to wifi before i can update....

Solidstate89 says:

I wonder when the build devices will get it. I hope I didn't get a phone that will just never be updated...

muitosabao says:

Unbranded 920 in Germany, still no update. The random reboots are losing its fun

DaSchnee says:

Same here: unbranded german 920, still no update...

 820, it's the sh.ame

freudator says:

Same like the mango and post mango updates on my HTC hd7 all the German branded versions got the update before my unbranded one. which ist actually odd since the unbranded doesn't have to go through carrier testing....
Btw unbranded l920y no update so far

sakai135 says:

YESSSS!!! Updating now :)

I was afraid to wait till march.

Mars2003 says:

Nothing here, 920 on EE/Orange UK.

Yeah I'm waiting too. EE/T-Mobile here.

Dean White says:

Got mine on Vodacom in South Africa.

bramstone123 says:

I have a German unbranded 920, got it only because i thought i would be getting updates first! Still nothing!

CrossPoint says:

I have German Vodafone Nokia Lumia 920 and the update is just arrived. I am downloading it right now! You have to check for update manually.

hcbx says:

Lumia 920, Vodafone Germany branded, Update installing right now.

UK, EE role out between now and March :/

Any news for AT&T US users? 

Sieds Rienks says:

Hell, when is spotfy available as app on my lumia 920. I like my phone, but this is awesome. It was on my n8 but somewhere lumia has lost it. Wrrrrhhh

Joshoon says:

Build 10211 was pre-installed on my Lumia 920 that I got last saturday (19th of january)