Latest Lumia 920 Firmware Hits a Snag; Nokia Halts Distribution


Windows Phone has seriously not been having good luck with phone updates recently. There was that whole business with Microsoft stopping the distribution of Windows Phone 7.8 updates back in February, and now we’ve learned that another release has had to be withdrawn, this time with Nokia and its most recent Lumia 920 update for AT&T.

920 firmware 1308 started going out last week, delivering a bunch of fixes and tweaks that make the release sound like a pretty strong update. If that was all the update did, we wouldn’t be talking to you now, so you had better believe that with all that good stuff, a few new annoying issues popped up.

The big problem is with connectivity. That can manifest in any number of ways, from missed or dropped calls, to just slow data speeds. One way or another, though, a whole lot of 920 owners have been noticing these kinds of issues since they installed the 1308 update.

Nokia has confirmed that it’s aware of the problem, and as a result has paused distribution of 1308 to AT&T users. There’s no word on what it’s doing to fix things, but it’s still nice to see it acknowledge the troubles that so many users are having.

Source: Nokia US (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 Read more about Stephen Schenck!