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

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.

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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7 Comments

1. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

5. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Another reason to buy a WP device, constant wifi Connectivity

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

good update

3. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

4. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nokia should be the first one...due to the fact that they help making WP8... and i like 620 more than this crap!

7. chethan316

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 07, 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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