Nokia Lumia 920 Portico Update Now Comes With New Models

The Nokia Lumia 920 Portico update now comes pre-installed on new models of the device, according to a report by MyNokiaBlog earlier this week.

Nokia has been slow to roll out the official update to those who already own the Windows 8 device. But customers purchasing Lumia 820s and 920s in Europe will not have to wait for the update.

Portico fixes some camera issues and also adds some bug fixes, and is expected to be rolled out to various Lumia models in February.

Nokia has not announced why the update is taking so long to be issued, however, the hope for many Lumia owners is that there is a rapid roll out of the Portico fix in Feb. instead of a slow drawn-out process.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has only been released for specific carriers in the U.K. thus far.

Three will finally be carrying the Windows Phone 8-powered device after another carrier known as EE had exclusive rights to the handset since its initial launch. EE's contract is about to expire, and that means Three will finally have the ability to offer the Lumia 920 to its customers.

The Nokia Lumia 920 release on Three has been highly anticipated since EE's pricing scheme was not enticing to smartphone customers in the U.K.

The Lumia 920 also launched on AT&T on Nov. 9, 2012 and was Nokia's first Windows 8 Phone in the U.S. market. The device was first unveiled by the company in September.

The handset features a brightly colored plastic body and a spring mounted 8.7-megapixel camera. It also comes with new software called City Lens that displays the names of restaurants and shops when users point the camera in their direction.

Other features on the handset include Windows Phone 8, and a 4.5-inch screen.