Unexpected device resets have got to be one of the most infuriating problems that can creep up with smartphones. You’re typing-up a long email, just about to send, when out of the blue your phone decides to power-cycle. The worst part is not knowing just what triggered the reset, leaving us powerless to do anything different in the hopes of avoiding a repeat of the incident. That’s the situation a number of new Windows Phone 8 users now find themselves in.
WP8 support forums have been lit-up with reports from users of these unpredictable resets. Attempts to narrow-down the cause have largely been in vain; different models from different manufacturers seem similarly affected, and there’s no clear pattern of installed software or anything else that might contribute to the problem.
That might point to some sort of instability inherent to Windows Phone 8. On the other hand, that could be getting ahead of ourselves a little, and there’s always the chance that a number of disparate issues, all cropping-up around the same time thanks to the platform just launching, could be creating the appearance of a single, yet widespread bug.
Have any of you new WP8 owners noticed a rash of unexplained resets with your phones? If so, has your experience led to any personal theories on what could be causing this to happen?