Microsoft: We Will Fix Windows Phone Reboots With OTA Update in December
November 28, 2012 12:30 PM
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Hopefully other issues will be tidily wrapped up as well
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's Ina Fried, Microsoft Corp. (
) acknowledged that it was aware of
afflicting earlier adopters of Windows Phone 8, and promised a swift fix would be delivered early next month over the air (OTA).
Comments a Microsoft source, "We’re continuing to investigate some reports of phones rebooting and have identified a cause with our partners. We are working to get an over-the-air update out in December."
While the comment contains no word on the scope of the issue, reportedly customers using Nokia Oyj.'s (
colorful Lumia 920
and HTC Corp.'s (
have been experiencing the annoying problem.
A handful of other bugs have also been reported. While some customers have been able to sync their devices with Bluetooth receivers, such as in-car infotainment systems, other users report that their devices
refuse to sync or experience connectivity issues
. Lumia 920 users also report experiencing poor battery life, but that problem may be on the OEM side, as Nokia has
long struggled with battery life
with its Lumia phones.
Windows Phone 8 handsets will be receiving an update next month to fix rebooting issues.
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Microsoft is not alone in experiencing a rocky launch. Google Inc. (GOOG) has struggled in the past with
freezing bugs in some handsets
post-update, as well as
battery life issues
. And market-darling Apple, Inc. (AAPL) saw its recent launch of the
battery life/wallet-draining data bug
, and "purple haze"
Microsoft is currently vying with Research in Motion, Ltd. (
for third place
in the smartphone market.
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11/28/2012 2:19:22 PM
I've had the Lumia 920 for 2 weeks now and haven't experienced the reboot issue, nor the battery issue. I can also pair the phone with my Mazda 3, but occasionally the phone will simply hang while trying to pair, for about 5 minutes and then suddenly start working correctly...
11/28/2012 3:15:56 PM
I had similar issues with my droid S3 and BT pairing. I also have constant GPS problems of either it not getting a GPS signal, or not trianulating correctly and telling me im driving through the woods 100 yards left of the highway im on. Yet othertimes it works flawlessly. My only point is these issues with Windows Phone 8 aren't that far off from what I have seen my iPhone and Droid do on occasion.
I have an iPhone 4s and an S3 on my 2 lines, and I wish one was up for contract renewal, because I would love to get rid of the 4s and get the 8X on Verizon.
Depsite the good things the Nokia offers, I am no way in hell going to AT&T, and I hear the 8x, while slightly bigger, is thinner and a good amount lighter.
"Well, there may be a reason why they call them 'Mac' trucks! Windows machines will not be trucks." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
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