Microsoft acknowledges Windows Phone 8 reboot issue, fix coming December

Microsoft acknowledges Windows Phone 8 reboot issue, fix coming DecemberHmm, Windows Phone 8 isn’t exactly off to the best of starts. Indeed, yours truly recently penned Five ways the Windows Phone 8 launch could’ve been better.

Worse still, a couple of weeks ago, we heard that two of Windows Phone 8’s big players were suffering from random reboots, and now Microsoft has conceded that there seems to be a wee issue.

The problem is detailed over on the Microsoft Community forums and Nokia Support Discussions, with numerous users describing Windows Phone 8 random reboots.

It’s been fairly quiet over the past couple of weeks, but Microsoft has now addressed the issue for the first time. Ultimately, it hopes to roll out a fix within the next few weeks.

“We’re continuing to investigate some reports of phones rebooting and have identified a cause with our partners,” begins a statement from Microsoft. “We are working to get an over-the-air update out in December.”

Microsoft doesn’t shed any light on the cause, nor does it say which Windows Phone 8 devices are affected by the random reboot issue. However, we reckon "with our partners" implies all of them.

On a possibly related note, the Samsung ATIV S was originally expected to be a Windows Phone 8 launch device, but it’s been delayed till December.

via: AllThingsD

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 28, 2012 at 16:09

Ironically, a few Surface RT owners on Twitter mentioned that they need to force-reboot the miracle tab due to freezes...

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