Quick Note: Windows Phone 8 Not Working With Car Bluetooth Systems
November 19, 2012 2:25 PM
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Users report issues across a wide range of vehicles
Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Corp.'s (
) 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
, 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:
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
battery life/wallet-draining data bug
, 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.
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RE: Bluetooth Issues
11/19/2012 4:05:44 PM
Oh, I forgot to add, that I call Nokia support and in the middle of rebooting the phone it locked up. The second phone would pair, but not sync either. It had exactly the same issues as the first one.
RE: Bluetooth Issues
11/19/2012 4:13:56 PM
Just logickin' for a sec..
That's a pretty clear indication of problem hardware but unique to that actual device. A reboot is devoid of external influences so must either be the device or it's design. Since all devices don't do this then it isn't the design.
So if it's that actual device there is a chance (not logically certain) that getting a new one would have cleared up other problems as well.
RE: Bluetooth Issues
11/19/2012 8:50:48 PM
The second phone was from a different store 8 miles away. Consider reports from users of HTC devices having the exact same issues.
My suspicion is the bluetooth stack shipped with the WP8 US phones is not fully backward compatible. Maybe one of the profiles got left out?
Just a thought. If there is an acknowledgement of the problem and a forthcoming resolution, I would go back to the Lumia 920 in a heartbeat.
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