Microsoft: We Will Fix Windows Phone Reboots With OTA Update in December
November 28, 2012 12:30 PM
comment(s) - last by
Hopefully other issues will be tidily wrapped up as well
All Things Digital
'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.
[Image Source: Gigjets]
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.
All Things D
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: With the help of the Carriers?
11/29/2012 1:11:12 AM
Android problem. MS and Apple dictate os upgrades.
"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
Quick Note: Windows Phone 8 Not Working With Car Bluetooth Systems
November 19, 2012, 2:25 PM
Windows Phone 8 Launch is Marred by Bugs
November 19, 2012, 12:30 PM
Apple iPhone 5 Users Stuck with Massive Bills Due to iOS 6 Wi-Fi Bug
October 4, 2012, 11:13 AM
AT&T Gets Nokia Lumia 920 as U.S. Exclusive, Plus Lumia 820
October 4, 2012, 1:37 PM
Apple Says "Purple Haze" is Normal Behavior for iPhone 5 Camera Images
October 2, 2012, 9:38 AM
Finished Apple Watch Expected to be Showcased at"Spring Forward" Mar. 9 Event
February 26, 2015, 12:17 PM
Google Preps Pixel 2 ChromeBook, New X Server Replacement "Freon"
February 24, 2015, 11:12 PM
Report: Samsung Semiconductor Bounces Back w/ iPhone SoC and Memory Orders
February 24, 2015, 1:40 PM
Comcast Borrows Apple's Branding Flourishes for Its Remotes
February 24, 2015, 11:32 AM
NVIDIA Bows to Outraged Overclockers, Will Restore Feature in Upcoming Driver
February 23, 2015, 12:30 PM
BlackBerry Wages Legal War Against Ryan Seacrest's Typo 2 iPhone Keyboard
February 18, 2015, 5:24 PM
Most Popular Articles
Google Steps up Snub of Adobe Flash, Auto-Converting Flash Ads to HTML5
February 25, 2015, 6:16 PM
HTC's Sense UI is Garbage: A Tale of Disappearing Keyboards and Desperate Fixes
February 24, 2015, 11:00 AM
StarDock Unveils Start10 Start Menu Replacement for Windows 10
February 25, 2015, 11:24 AM
FCC Bans Data Discrimination, Defies Comcast, Adopting Net Neutrality Regulation
February 26, 2015, 4:03 PM
Cool Nature Video: Crazy Coconut Octopus Braves Dry Land to Capture Crab
February 24, 2015, 4:18 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information