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Users report issues across a wide range of vehicles

Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) latest and greates mobile operating system launched last month.  In the last couple weeks as the first devices have become available there have been growing reports of serious bugs.

The latest issues reported have been problems with the phone's Bluetooth connectivity.  According to seven pages of user complaints on Microsoft Answers, the new phones are failing to connect across a wide range of makes and models from various automakers.  Calls over Bluetooth have also been getting dropped or put on hold.

Some users report having successfully used Windows Phone 7.5 devices with their vehicles for months, only to lose support when they upgraded.

So far there's been no word from Microsoft on when a fix may arrive.

In our last piece on Windows Phone 8 bugs, some commenters took issue with our reporting on the problems, arguing they weren't widespread.  DamianRobertJones comments:

I call 'rubbish' on this article.

There are issues, sure, but as far as I can see/am aware it's not serious... yet

And Varun responds:

I agree 100% and this thread seems to point to some very happy people:http://forums.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-920/202431...

Let us know what you think -- should we not cover these issues?  Do you consider them a serious problem?  Would it be unfair to cover the iPhone 5's broken mapsbattery life/wallet-draining data bug, and photograph discoloration, but not report on Windows Phone 8 bugs?  Or does Microsoft deserve some slack since it's still trying to emerge as a serious competitor?  

Have you been affected? Let us know your thoughts, we're listening.

Source: Microsoft Answers



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RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By ChronoReverse on 11/19/2012 3:02:37 PM , Rating: 2
Wonder if it's with Ford's systems again. For a while, Cyanogenmod builds could sync with everything but Ford's stuff. Eventually someone hacked something in to fix it but I'm thinking Ford is doing something either non-standard or too cutting edge.


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By JasonMick (blog) on 11/19/2012 3:06:34 PM , Rating: 3
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Wonder if it's with Ford's systems again. For a while, Cyanogenmod builds could sync with everything but Ford's stuff. Eventually someone hacked something in to fix it but I'm thinking Ford is doing something either non-standard or too cutting edge.
Follow the source link ... the issue is affecting Audis, BMWs, Chevys, etc. (And yes, Fords)

As I said in the piece it appears to be spread across a number of models, based on the comments.

I would say that clearly not everyone is affected, or the thread would be bigger. That said, some commenters did report their devices were initially syncing properly then had issues as they continued to be used.

Just trying to work with the best info I have! Let me know if you have any concerns or extra info.


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Lifted on 11/19/2012 4:28:17 PM , Rating: 5
How about the wi-fi bug in the iPhone 5 that is being completely ignored by the media, yet has a 2,300 post (w/ 300,000 views) thread on the Apple forums. Even Anand brushed it off in a podcast as speculation or user issue since he didn't experience problems during his review. I have 50 iPhone 5's here all with the same reproducible problems, and Apple is simply ignoring the fact that their wi-fi chipset does not work with certain other chipsets, including Netgear WAP's and certain Thinkpad's.


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By JasonMick (blog) on 11/19/2012 4:45:01 PM , Rating: 3
Interesting, link?


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Lifted on 11/19/2012 5:04:01 PM , Rating: 4
RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Mitch101 on 11/19/2012 5:04:57 PM , Rating: 5
RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By djcameron on 11/21/2012 10:51:11 AM , Rating: 2
My 8x paired nicely with my '08 328i. Happy customer!


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Smilin on 11/19/2012 4:10:02 PM , Rating: 2
Have a Lumia 920 and a 2010 Ford Sync. No issues.


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By kleinma on 11/19/2012 4:14:48 PM , Rating: 2
I would hope if Microsoft tested it with any car bluetooth system, it would be the ford system, considering Microsoft had a hand in designing it.


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Smilin on 11/19/2012 4:22:25 PM , Rating: 2
Probably more of an OEM thing than Microsoft but I would hope most of the top selling vehicle models would get testing, not just Syncs.

Also - not saying that Sync systems don't have problems just that I have seen it working flawlessly on a 2010 model.


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Mitch101 on 11/19/2012 5:17:43 PM , Rating: 2
Sure this isnt an Android 4.2 Article Mislabled?
http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/19/android-4-...

Auto-Brightness Bugs
Bluetooth Is Basically Broken
Random Reboots / Major Instability
Extreme Battery Drain / Slow Charging
Lockscreen Widgets / Camera App
December Is Missing!

Apparently it can happen to everyone even the latest OS from Google.

The Windows Phone reboot issue is suspected to be phones that have the battery fully drained and the phone is plugged in and has just enough juice to boot the phone OS and the user is trying to run an app that pushes the phone over the limits of the charger charging the phone and running the app. Charge for a few minutes and the reboot is no longer an issue.


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Smilin on 11/20/2012 10:42:27 AM , Rating: 2
Makes sense. If that's the reboot issue then MS should whip up a fix. There is that one windows of power remaining where the phone is not dead but has enough juice to display a dead battery icon. They just need to widen that window a bit I would think.

On a positive note, when WPs go into that battery saving mode they last for ages. If I know I'll be away from power for a few days I'll enable it manually.


RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By ryanv12 on 11/20/2012 12:56:39 AM , Rating: 2
Same here, I have a 2010 Ford Escape and a Lumia 920 and they work perfectly together


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