While new Windows Phone 8 devices like the Nokia Lumia 920 seem to be selling out at most retail and online locations, every launch has its problems.
For the iPhone 5 it was scratching, scuffing and Map-related issues. For the LG Nexus 4 it was a shortage of handsets and bugs with Android 4.2. So what’s about Windows Phone 8 devices? Apparently there have been user reports about rebooting and battery life issues with Nokia and HTC Windows 8 handsets handsets. Although the resets don’t seem to be a common thing, they happen enough to be more than a little annoying.
As for the battery life? There are some reports suggesting that the battery life can sometimes be quite low, lasting well under a day. Keep in mind that there are users that battery life isn’t that bad for them at all, so results seem to vary. If your device seems to not be doing that great with battery life, it is recommended that you disable unused features and programs, such as tap + send NFC.
One last problem reported has to do with doing a hard-reset on a Nokia Lumia 920. Apparently there a number of users out there yhsy have attempted to hard-reset their devices and yet are finding that the device is permanently being locked up as a result. Luckily, Nokia seems to be working hard to replace units affected by the issue and hopefully a future update can resolve the problem. Not all Lumia 920 phones seem affected by this issue, either.
Launch problems with a new phone always tend to add to tensions between some Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and iOS users– but let’s face the truth here: regardless of your preferred platform, having bugs and other early issues with a newly launched device tends to be a normal thing for many companies. It doesn’t seem matter which company is releasing the device, launches never go perfectly. The most important thing is how a company reacts to early issues as they arise.
How will Microsoft solve the battery and resetting problems here? It depends. If it is a hardware issue, there might not be much that can be done. At the same time, it is just as likely that this is an early software issue. If it is something within Windows Phone 8 that is causing the problems, Microsoft will likley be able to release a few software patches to help optimize the platform and prevent the claimed issues.
Do you own a Windows Phone 8 smartphone? Are you running into any of the issues being reported on the net or has your experience been problem free?
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