Source: Windows Phone 8 update is codenamed "Portico"

Just over a week ago we reported that Windows Phone 8 would get it's first major update in the first quarter of 2013 and that the update would be codenamed: Apollo+.

Now, according to WPCentral citing a "known and trusted source" this update is now being referred to not as Apollo+ but as ‘Portico’.

The source also claimed that the update will bring minor fixes and speed enhancements and isn't actually considered to be a milestone release. The site also points out that the codename keeps the tradition of ending in "o" NoDo (7.x), Mango (7.5), Tango (7.5 Refresh) and Apollo (8.0), and despite the meaning of Portico (extension on a house) although maybe fitting for a codename, maybe we shouldn't read too much into it, especially if we're looking at the previous codenames.

Furthermore as reported over a week ago, The Verge suggests that features in Portico may include fixes to allow always-on wifi connections, VPN support and unspecified "audio improvements", which all sounds like common sense to us. They additionally report that the new update will get its first official reveal by Microsoft at MWC in February.

As always despite the confidence vote over at WPCentral (a 9 out of 10), until Microsoft confirm anything, take any and all third party info with a pinch of salt.

Source: WPCentral

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somethingelse said,
I hope "audio improvements" means we finally get an equalizer. God I miss bass booster.

WP8 Lumias actually do have an equalizer.

eddman said,

WP8 Lumias actually do have an equalizer.


Yup. Same goes for the WP8 HTC's, they come with Beats audio, which includes an equalizer as well.

I want a notification that intuitive and clean not filled with all this crap or with ads like I sometimes get on Android and I want to be able to customise it!

Brony said,
is that cute to put names to updates?.

:-?

You mean like gingerbread, jelly bean, cupcake, lion, panther, mountain lion, leopard, ...?

TheVerge is internets bs machine, remember their amazon phone reveal post? It was 100% confirmed too

Traffic hungry attention sluts

FoxieFoxie said,
TheVerge is internets bs machine, remember their amazon phone reveal post? It was 100% confirmed too

Traffic hungry attention sluts


Plus, they're biased and the community over there sucks.

I actually got banned from posting comments over there when I spoke out against their Lumia 920 review.

The Verge is speculating what the update may bring, WPCentral is claiming with almost 100% certainty without naming or stating their sources background (ms employee or not?)

FalseAgent said,
Plus, they're biased and the community over there sucks.

I actually got banned from posting comments over there when I spoke out against their Lumia 920 review.

I agree to a certain extent that their community sucks but equally if your criticisms of the Nokia Lumia 920 is little more than "it sucks" rather than an in depth critique than can you blame them banning you?

Mr Nom Nom's said,

I agree to a certain extent that their community sucks but equally if your criticisms of the Nokia Lumia 920 is little more than "it sucks" rather than an in depth critique than can you blame them banning you?

No dude I don't think he necessarily said the Lumia sucked, I think he disagreed with the review they had written about the 920 thus resulting in a ban!

Mr Nom Nom's said,

I agree to a certain extent that their community sucks but equally if your criticisms of the Nokia Lumia 920 is little more than "it sucks" rather than an in depth critique than can you blame them banning you?

He said he criticized The Verge's review. He did not say he criticized the Lumia 920.

Kyang said,

He said he criticized The Verge's review. He did not say he criticized the Lumia 920.


I didn't criticize the review, I merely just spoke out against it. It thought it was pretty harmless, but alas, I got banned for doing that. Screw it man, they don't need me, nor do I need them.

auziez said,

hmm. I was hoping for a "it brings the notification center finally"


For all we know a notification center could be in this first update. We really have no details other than a new codename and a maybe time-frame for release. On that note though the WP team has been pretty good at adding things developers and users wanted. Back at build they admitted that they ran out of time with adding a notification center so if I had to bet I'd say they have a working one in the newest internal builds of WP8 already.

GP007 said,

For all we know a notification center could be in this first update. We really have no details other than a new codename and a maybe time-frame for release. On that note though the WP team has been pretty good at adding things developers and users wanted. Back at build they admitted that they ran out of time with adding a notification center so if I had to bet I'd say they have a working one in the newest internal builds of WP8 already.

I honestly don't mind the wait, it's just like adding more frosting to the cake is all.

Now if the lumia 920 would come to my carrier.....