Microsoft readies fix for rebooting Windows Phone 8 handsets

Summary:The over-the-air fix will be sent out sometime in December, Microsoft has said. However, it has not explained what the bug actually is.

Microsoft will send out an over-the-air update to Windows Phone 8 users next month to dispel a bug that causes some handsets to spontaneously reboot.

The issue has been reported by some owners of phones including the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920.

In a statement sent to ZDNet UK sister site CNET on Tuesday, Microsoft acknowledged the bug, although it did not say which handsets were affected, nor did it explain what the problem actually was.

"We're continuing to investigate some reports of phones rebooting and have identified a cause with our partners," the firm said. "We are working to get an over-the-air update out in December."

Microsoft did not, however, address reports of the Lumia 920 occasionally freezing.

Topics: Microsoft, Mobile OS, Mobility


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