Nokia Acknowledges Lumia 900 Purple Screen Bug, Promises Fix


Users of Nokia’s Lumia series of Windows Phone handsets are no strangers to putting up with a few bugs. It seems that ever since these phones arrived last fall, they’ve been plagued by a run of glitchy behavior, with problems ranging from battery life issues, to data connectivity, to audio problems. One we heard about recently was supposedly affecting certain Lumia 900 models, causing their displays to appear cast with a purple tint when screen brightness was turned down. Now Nokia has publicly announced that it’s figured out what’s causing this problem, and plans to see it corrected with a future software update.

It’s reassuring to know that this is definitely a software issue, and though it had indeed been looking like one, it seemed that Nokia was having a bit of trouble at first narrowing down just what combination of factors was creating this situation where purple hues dominated the phone’s low-brightness settings. Thankfully, it now appears to have finally pieced-together that end of the mystery, and with the causes known, the company’s able to foresee a future patch putting this issue to bed (hopefully once and for all).

For the moment, Nokia’s not making any guesses about just when such a fix could be ready, but says it will make an announcement when the time does come.

Source: Nokia (Twitter)

Via: WPCentral

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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