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Windows Phone 8 constant Wi-Fi connectivity coming to HTC 8S first

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Windows Phone 8 constant Wi-Fi connectivity coming to HTC 8S first
One of the “power saving” features of Windows Phone is that it turns off Wi-Fi connectivity when the device locks or goes to sleep. Given the relative low power consumption of Wi-Fi, it is a bit of a curious feature, and could pose a problem for users who like to stream music using any of the popular internet radio applications available.

The result is content begins to stream using the cellular data connection instead and thus chewing through pricey data plans. That has led to a fair amount of criticism by Windows Phone users.

Wi-Fi options will expand with an upcoming update to Windows Phone 8.

Wi-Fi options will expand with an upcoming update to Windows Phone 8.

The good news is that Joe Belfiore himself confirmed that a fix is in the works.  We see evidence of that fix in the Windows Phone 8S by HTC. Based on image passed along to WPCentral, an HTC 8S is running a newer build of the Windows Phone 8 operating system and there we can see an option in the settings to maintain Wi-Fi connectivity if desired.

That is a positive development and will be a welcome feature to Windows Phone 8. Now, we need to wait patiently for the update to roll out to all the Windows Phone 8 devices.

source: WPCentral

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posted on 06 Dec 2012, 19:55 4

1. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Well I guess people can relax a bit now... Was a non issue for me, but could definitely see how it would bother other.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:22 4

5. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Another reason to buy a WP device, constant wifi Connectivity

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:04 3

2. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


good update

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:08 1

3. redmd (Posts: 860; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


this also means that they simply made a mistake in WP 7.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 20:08 2

4. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


This is just ridiculous not to have this feature come on just another reason why I don't consider a WP8 device

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 21:56 1

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


nokia should be the first one...due to the fact that they help making WP8...

and i like 620 more than this crap!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:16 2

7. chethan316 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Nov 2010)


This is one of the annoying features of WP7. I own a Samsung Focus and this has made my life horrible since the day I got it. Take a hint Microsoft, just fancy live tiles don't make a good OS. Glad to see this being changed, it would be even great if Microsoft bundled this with the WP7.8 update for legacy smartphone owners.

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