Microsoft 'fesses up to Windows Phone 8 reboot bug
Patch coming in December
Windows Phone 8 users frustrated by their handsets' tendency to randomly reboot will soon be offered relief, after Redmond 'fessed up to the existence of a problem and promised a patch.
Microsoft let it be known to The Wall Street Journal that it is “continuing to investigate some reports of phones rebooting and have identified a cause with our partners” and is also “working to get an over-the-air update out in December.”
There's no word on what causes the issue, or whether it affects all Windows Phone 8 handsets or just those from some manufactures.
The bug may seem very sloppy, given Windows Phone 8 has been flagged as such a terribly important contributor to Microsoft's efforts to gain more than a toe-hold in the mobile market.
But let's not forget that Google recently omitted a whole month in one of Android's apps. Apple's also come up with clangers in recent mobile releases, with Maps a farce in iOS 5, antennagate marring the launch of the iPhone 4 and MobileMe and iCloud both underwhelming users.®
If it were Apple...
Thank God it ain't Apple in this situation or we'd only get months of denile rather than a real fix.
Re: All Phones
I've never personally had a phone spontaneously reboot and can't think of a time where I've heard of it happening before this, but even so the frequency that it is happening with these phones would indicate it is a problem, no?
Not a bug: A feature
Perhaps the author and most commentards will be to young to remember the dark ages of running Windows on one's personal computing devices. In those primitive times, it was normal recommended practice for one to switch their devices off and on again periodically - in order to keep them functioning. The procedure was known in technical circles as "to power cycle".
It appear that the Microsoft corporation has incorporated some form of automatic power cycle (APC?) into their latest offering. Talk about progress! This has to be Windows Phone 8's "killer feature"