Windows Phone 8 "Portico" update could be released today

The first software update for Microsoft's newly launched Windows Phone 8 OS could be made available to some people in the US later today. The firmware update, which has the code name "Portico", is scheduled to be launched on two US wireless carriers for three Windows Phone 8 products. reports that T-Mobile owners of the HTC Windows Phone 8X have been informed via email they will receive their update later today. A separate report claims that AT&T will begin to roll out the Windows Phone 8 update for Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 owners today; the update will require an WiFi connection to download.

Microsoft, Nokia and HTC have not said anything officially about what the first Windows Phone 8 update will include. However, early reports claim that the Portico upgrade will improve battery life in the phones along with a new feature that will allow users to mass select their SMS messages. There is also supposed to be a number of performance and stability improvements.

There's no word as to why AT&T's version of the HTC Windows Phone 8X is not getting the update today. T-Mobile's Nokia Lumiia 810 is also not scheduled to get the firmware update today, nor are Verizon's Windows Phone 8 products.


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