Windows 8 Phones Reboot, and Reboot, and…

by Christopher Freeburn | November 19, 2012 12:58 pm

Lumia Windows 8 Phones Reboot, and Reboot, and…[1]A number of consumers who have received smartphones running Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT[2]) new Windows 8 operating system say the devices randomly freeze and reboot multiple times every day[3].

Users of HTC’s 8X phone as well as Nokia‘s (NYSE:NOK[4]) Lumia 920 are reporting the problem on Windows-related web forums and say that Microsoft hasn’t yet provided a solution, The Register notes.

The problems are not being report on all Windows 8 smartphones, and issues with newly released software and equipment are not uncommon. Manufacturers usually issue software updates to correct user difficulties with new mobile products. Microsoft unveiled its Windows 8 operating system in October.

Microsoft is betting that Windows 8 will unify the computing experience across smartphones, personal computers and tablets and give it an advantage over mobile devices running Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL[5]) iOS and Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG[6]) Android operating system.

Nokia has touted its line of Windows 8 smartphones, which include the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, as the struggling Finnish handset maker fights to reclaim lost market share[7].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Lumia.jpg
  2. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  3. reboot multiple times every day: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/19/windows_phone_8/
  4. NOK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NOK
  5. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  6. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  7. fights to reclaim lost market share: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/5-features-of-nokias-new-windows-8-smartphones/

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