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Reports mount about Windows Phone 8 freezes, random reboots and battery issues

0. phoneArena 19 Nov 2012, 03:13 posted on

Windows Phone 8 is here and it’s been here for a couple of weeks now. This means that users have had some time to really dive deeper…

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:36 16

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


This is only software glitches and that can happen with any new OS.

For WP8 lack of Notification Center and features like Google Now, Google Voice search..is much bigger problem,

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 05:06 3

12. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


Google Now, Google Voice sure (but bing search is there by voice), but Notification center while needed isn't as big a need. With smaller tiles, your home screen is the notification center. I'm sure it's coming, but it's not like everyone is dying without it and can last till it comes in the next update I suppose.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 05:27 6

14. MeoCao (unregistered)


I see it differently, I think WP8 needs Android like notification center more than anything else.

Your phone now acts like your personal assistant and it must organise your information for you.

Live tiles look nice but they keep information separately in each tile so it will take you a lot of time to read all those notifications and if you have many notifications it will be very frustrating experience.

There are apps that do not have live tiles so their notifications will be lost.

On the other hand you can't control the available notifications like blocking those you don't need, and you cannot act on them like delete or access the information.

I think MS realize that and they are scrambling to build that feature, but this can be too late as MS is very slow company and competition will not stop and wait for MS.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:23 4

26. cdgoin (Posts: 542; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


WHY..? is "notification center" an issue.

4 small one tiles on top
PHONE - Email - Facebook - Twitter

FULL BAR
Messages

4 small tiles underneath
Wife-Daughter-Son-Son

Last I checked that's a Notification center a better one than Google personally.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 20:19

67. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


For one.....the notification center, shade on Android (and now iOS) is available on every home screen. (dont know about iOS) Pull down and its there. Even the lock screen. (dont know about iOS) To me thats better.

Its available just about everywhere. (dont know about iOS)

The Live Tiles is more like widgets. Which is fine, I dont like the whole uniform look of the Live Tiles.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 20:24

68. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Meant to say I just dont like the whole uniform look of Live Tiles.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:44

30. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


An Android-like notification center would most likely get WP into patent problems with Google. It is only a matter of time before Google's application for its Notification center patent issues (it may have already issued). MS isn't stupid, so if using tiles as an analogy for a Notification center won't work, plan on waiting a while for anything like what Android offers.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 20:29 1

70. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


why recommend a feature that is already done by someone else? doesn't that contribute to the lack of choice in the industry? I think WP8 will do fine without an android-like notification panel. as far as the issues it's having...this is pretty much common on any smart phone, so why did this become an article...

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 06:44 7

22. gwhyte01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)


Why does the lack of google services in a Microsoft phone make it a deal breake?? Get a google phone.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:39 7

2. tigermcm (Posts: 856; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


why is it when a new update to a software comes out we bash it because of a few bugs but when iOS comes with an update we say nothing but great things(not including this last update)

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:37

27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Apple got quite a few complaints over Siri when the 4S was released. When their arrogance reached we heights over iMaps, they got slammed. The problems kept coming though, and we are now at release 6.0.1 with 6.1 beta released to developers for testing.

I wonder how long until there is an .0.1 version of WP8?

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:39

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Isn't this article about wp8

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:48 1

32. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It is, but I was replying to tiger's post. My reply draws from the iOS experience and extrapolates a probable scenario (.0.1release) for WP8.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 09:02

37. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


is it? see from the comment i thought it was a promotion for android.......seriously android users (not all) love to jump on other phone os's problems

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 19:44 2

64. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


funny, the only time android was brought up....was when you did it.....

reading comprehension is a great thing you know.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 20:11 1

66. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol....really. The only thing remotely related to Android in Doug's post was his username...lol. And funny how the guy Doug was replying to mentioned iOS....and no one asked him about the article being about wp8...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 08:13

73. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


err maybe you need some lessons in reading mate

the first many comments are talking about android and the notification which means android was all ready brought up

but carry on your android fellowship of fanboys will support you

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 20:31

76. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


errr....you posted " see from the comment......"

That signifies one. Since you reasoned to Doug's post, most ppl woulda thought you meant Doug's post you replied to.

And if you meant his earlier post....how is that a promotion for Android? ..

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:40 3

3. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


this happens too on my windows 8 on my laptop

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:42 3

4. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Ballmer and elop better fix this fast.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:57 4

5. onethreealpha (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Windows you say?
oh. That's a "product feature"
looks like they did carry over a whole bunch of stuff from winmo after all

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 04:51 6

11. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


your ignorance is remarkable

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 05:09 5

13. onethreealpha (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


My ignorance? As a previous winmo user I would argue that freezes, reboots and battery drains have been pretty consistent with MS phone OS's for years. Seems they can change the code but not the flaws.
your lack of facts to back up your statement is a reflection of your own ignorance.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 05:42 3

18. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


as if you have backed up your first comment with facts... :D sit down kid, you're not that smart. :D
i'm a wp7 user for 1,5 years now and only had like 3 random reboots and 1 freeze, no battery drains at all (runs at least 1,5 days with average use) and that's it.
i did not use winmo, but i could care less about it, since it is dead.
i bet you have never used a current windows phone device to back that crap up you are saying about the platform. come again maybe?

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 23:38

71. onethreealpha (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I lol'd. You probably never used winmo because it didn't ship on the fisher price toys you were playing with when I started using mobile handsets.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 03:31

72. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


and you are the one who raged about "lack of facts" yesterday... hmm... now that you can't come up with anything reasonable, you're going to try and insult me instead? :D good job dork, grow up and try again. your supposed age and number of mobile devices used seems to be inversely proportional to how smart you really are.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:20 1

25. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


some people are trapped in past... Windows NT is a brand new windows kernel, so some bugs may appear, despite some issues windows phone 8 is one of the faster and fluid OS to date, I had the opportunity to play around with my cousin's Lumia 920 and it crushed my brother's iPhone 5 in every aspect, try new experiences buddy!

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 13:32 1

55. saiki4116 (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


great comment dude..

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:57 11

6. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


the verge. what else can u expect from the verge. that's the most famous Microsoft hater

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:05 4

23. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Wow, I hate those guys from theverge.

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