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  1. samanthanp's Avatar
    Hi all. newbie from UK. got my Ativ S yesterday and my partner noticed I have something on my ativ that they do not have on their 820.

    Allow wifi to run when lock screen on. Further searching I found I had Portico already loaded. This did not come via a download but was already preloaded onto the phone.os system number.

    OS version 8.0.10211.204

    Did not think it was out in UK yet, but he ho I have it

    travisel likes this.
    12-23-2012 05:38 AM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Can you post a screen shot for us please
    12-23-2012 07:14 AM
  3. the_thunderbird's Avatar
    I might be running updated too - there was a substantial OTA update the day after the phone was released in Canada.

    How can I confirm?
    12-23-2012 10:54 AM
  4. travisel's Avatar
    I got my ATIV S from TELUS in Canada on Dec 14 It had Portico v8.0.10211.204 preinstalled 😎
    12-23-2012 12:56 PM
  5. timetex's Avatar
    I got an Ativ S for my gf for Xmas (from Clove in the UK) and it did come with Portico... :)
    01-02-2013 10:24 AM
  6. tboy2000's Avatar
    Same here. Purchased from Amazon UK.
    01-11-2013 04:29 PM
  7. ot73nl's Avatar
    Hi everyone,
    This is mine first post here, so let me introduce myself: Henk, The Netherlands.

    I've got my ATIV S from Amazon yesterday and it also had Portico preinstalled. Great phone, the only con is that auto-brightness lives its own life. Great in the dark room, but terrible on the daylight, when it changes itself (too bright or to dark) every minute or something... Does someone experience that? Wait for a software update or should I exchange the phone? Think, I am spoiled by iPhone, because auto-brightness there is perfect:)
    01-11-2013 06:32 PM
  8. freestaterocker's Avatar
    My Ativ S shipped with Portico as well. I leave the auto brightness off and just leave it on medium. I don't think the auto brightness is much better on pre-portico builds from what I've read. I never used it on my HD7 either. Never had an iPhone, but I suppose it works pretty good on my wife's iPad...

    Also, WELCOME TO WP!!!
    crystal_planet likes this.
    01-11-2013 07:01 PM
  9. ot73nl's Avatar
    Also, WELCOME TO WP!!!
    Thank you!
    01-11-2013 07:07 PM
  10. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Thank you!
    You're welcome! :)
    01-11-2013 09:22 PM
  11. tboy2000's Avatar
    Does anyone find the vibrate odd? It sounds very metallic and hollow. Sounds like a fog horn.
    Last edited by tboy2000; 01-11-2013 at 10:50 PM.
    01-11-2013 09:22 PM
  12. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I don't use the vibration on mine, because I have to put my phone on a window sill to get signal. If I had it on and I got a call when I wasn't on break, my phone would end up on the concrete floor.
    01-12-2013 10:47 AM
  13. Petlaw99's Avatar
    I purchased my ATIV S from a retail electronics store in Australia (**** Smith) last weekend 23 Feb. The ROM is 8.0.9903. It doesn't have always on WiFi or hangup reply by text. On all counts I therefore don't have the Portico update. I have had no "Update" notifications as yet. Does anyone else have this ROM version? Any ideas on how I can update?
    02-26-2013 06:48 AM
  14. harky111's Avatar
    I have the same release, 8.0.9903.10 from allphones in Australia. Would like to know if anyone has been able to update too.
    02-26-2013 09:50 PM
  15. Petlaw99's Avatar
    Nice to know I'm not Robinson Crusoe! I rang Samsung Technical Support today. I was answered by an Australian accent which was both pleasant and a surprise. However, I quickly got the impression that he'd never heard of the ATIV S. His response to my question of the Windows 8 update was "I'll have to ask my Manager". After a few minutes he came back with the reply that
    "The ATIV S already has Windows Phone 8".
    "I know this, but there is an update called Portico"
    "Hold on..." (waits)
    "There may be an update but I don't know when. Sometimes overseas phones get updates that Australia doesn't get."
    So, I am now certain that Samsung have very little commitment to Windows as even their technical staff seem surprised it exists. I am not filled with confidence that I will ever see the Portico update here in Oz!
    02-27-2013 02:16 AM
  16. harky111's Avatar
    I have just seen that Optus will be offering the phone from mid march through allphones - this may get some grunt behind the ativ s
    02-27-2013 11:44 PM
  17. IlyaBu's Avatar
    FWIW I bought my Ativ S in Canada, the Telus SGH-T899M model, and it came with OS version 8.0.10211.204, which I believe is Portico. Also as FYI my firmware version is 2212.12.11.5
    03-01-2013 11:32 AM

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