New Features in Windows Phone Portico Update Build 8.0.10211.204

Windows Phone users earlier had to wait for days for receiving updates on their phones. Even when it happened, users had to install them via the PC, with the phone tethered over Wi-Fi. This, with Windows Phone 8 latest update changes!

The first Windows Phone 8 update which was previously codenamed as Apollo Plus and now to be called as Portico is rolling out for Windows Phone users with many new additions and bug fixes.  The new update with the build number 8.0.10211.204 features loads of improvements, all capable of maximizing your phone performance.

AT&T, the wireless carrier with previous generation handsets, is among the first o deliver first Windows Phone 8 update. The update unlike previous version of Windows Phone OS – Windows Phone 7.5 dumps the requirement of PCs for installing updates, taking it completely over the air and right to the device.

Windows Phone Portico Update Build 8.0.10211.204 Features

Messaging improvements

The messaging experience has now turned even better. The Portico Update Build 8.0.10211.204 now allows you to add multiple recipients simultaneously when you send a text message and automatically save unsent text messages as drafts. It even allows you to edit received messages or modify them before you send them to the friends or colleagues in your contact list.

Text replies to incoming calls

If you have been busy doing something and can’t take a call, simply send a prewritten text reply to a caller directly from the call answer screen. It’s a nice way to let people know that you’re not ignoring them. The new Windows Phone update has scope for this!

Internet Explorer improvements

Want to keep your data usage low or prevent its excess use? Not a problem anymore! Just change your settings to prevent pictures from downloading automatically or delete selected sites from your browsing history.

Wi-Fi connectivity

Got a favorite Wi-Fi network? Windows Phone 8 Portico update includes memory that prioritize Wi-Fi connections based on your connection history.

Nokia, the Finnish giant has already announced that it is making the eagerly awaited “Portico” update for Windows Phone 8 available to Lumia 920 and 820 handsets in the US and Canada.

For more information, visit Windows Phone.

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