Microsoft will apparently fix the Windows Phone 8.1 80188309 error


Microsoft’s launch of Windows Phone 8.1 has been met with a lot of excitement from the tech industry. Surely it is plagued with bugs, just like every beta should be, but for the most part, developers and users have all acclaimed Microsoft for the improvements included. Obviously not all the bugs have been easy to iron, and there is one specific error that has caused a lot of discontent, and which will apparently be fixed.

There is a specific error, which has become quite infamous lately, and it goes by the number 80188309. This error has mainly to do with the fact that the preview of Windows Phone 8.1 isn’t really custom-made for each smartphone being tested at the moment. As a result, certain devices aren’t allowing the preview to be installed. Moderator Eli A. has responded to the user complaints on the Microsoft forum, and apparently everything is already in the works to fix the issue:

“The notification has stopped for all devices that have not yet taken the first update, however, those that have taken the first update and are waiting for the second update to the current 8.1 build will continue to occur.”

“We will continue to work on getting you this update but it will not be as fast as you would like.  I know a lot of you would like a better timeline on when it will be available, and at this time I cannot commit to a date.  I will, however, commit to updating you next Thursday April 24th, 2014 with any additional news.  If I have any news or details before then, I will of course update you at that time.”

Hopefully this also irons the issues people are complaining about devices remaining frozen while on Stand-by, which again, is completely understandable for a beta version of the software.

Source: Microsoft Community Forums
Via: WPCentral

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