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Microsoft to fix Windows Phone 8 reboot bug in upcoming software update

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Microsoft to fix Windows Phone 8 reboot bug in upcoming software update

Microsoft has officially confirmed it is working to resolve a rather irksome bug that’s causing some Windows Phone 8 handsets to unexpectedly reboot.

The software giant has pinpointed the glitch that’s been causing a small number of handsets running on its latest OS refresh, namely the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X, to restart without reason or warning.

Windows Phone 8 handsets by Nokia and HTC

It said in a statement: “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.”

Microsoft did not reveal the exact reason behind the problem, but the promise of a software patch should at least reassure early adopters who might have felt the handsets themselves were to blame.

Complaints about the random reboots did not help an already underwhelming launch for both the 920 and the 8X and have potentially caused the Samsung Ativ S to be delayed until early next year.

Nokia Lumia 920 yellow portrait

Reports have also been pouring in that the 920 suffers from poor battery life and is prone to freezing. However, neither Nokia nor Microsoft has acknowledged the issues.

Have you experienced any problems with your new Windows Phone 8 kit? Vent away in the comments section below.

Via:

AllThingsD

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