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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RE: With the help of the Carriers?
11/29/2012 3:34:32 PM
The problem with Microsoft is that there are so few home-grown talents left. Most of their in-house people these days are former contractors. Their development process is no longer as meticulous and innovative since most of the original staffers left to go Google or other places.
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