Earlier this week we heard that Microsoft was putting a stop to further Windows Phone 7.8 updates, and speculated that this interruption could be tied to some of the bug reports we’ve heard in regards to the software, specifically dealing with aberrant live tile behavior. Now a thread has been uncovered in Microsoft’s Windows Phone Development Forums where the company acknowledges some of these live tile issues, but manages to be less than reassuring about fixing them.
The company admits that there are two known problems at play here, both an issue with tiles wasting bandwidth due to excessive server queries, and one that prevents tiles from updating at all.
While Microsoft is aware of these issues, it hasn’t yet committed to resolving them, offering only that “the fixes will be considered for inclusion in an update to the phone operating system.” Perhaps that’s just a matter of keeping itself covered in case some unforeseen issue prevents a fix from being delivered, and we realize these live tile quirks don’t necessarily interfere with operation of the phone in general, but we still wish there was a firmer response. We might read the freeze on WP7.8 distribution as just such a thing, but official word would be nice.