Hmm, it seems that the very first Over The Air (OTA) update for Windows Phone 8 is being pushed out, and guess out of all the Windows Phone 8 smartphones out there in the market, which would be the one to be the proud recipient? It seems that HTC’s 8X (read our comprehensive review) has been the chosen one. This is a departure from previous modus operandi, where one would have to have the smartphone tethered to Zune software on a computer. I guess with Windows Phone 8, things have changed dynamically at the back end as well, where Windows Phone 8 enables untethered and far easier OTA updates right on the device.
The HTC 8X and the new OTA update will see the software bumped up from build 9905 to 10211, delivering with it a feature that enables Wi-Fi to remain connected always (“keep Wi-Fi alive”), in addition to the customary range of bug fixes when it comes to spontaneously rebooting devices. No idea on whether this update will be pushed to carrier-locked devices, as unbranded and unlocked HTC 8X smartphones has had no issues in retrieving and installing this update.
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