The Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s latest smartphone, and while it may be most noteworthy for being the Lumia that finally ditched all its Nokia branding in favor of a pure-Microsoft approach, it’s also a solid mid-ranger in its own regard. Or at least, it would be, if it weren’t for the presence of an annoying little glitch. Users have reported issues with getting the phone’s touchscreen input to function properly, specifically citing frustrations over taps going undetected, or the screen even being too sensitive for its own good. The good news is that salvation may be arriving soon, as Microsoft indicates that it’s working on a software update to address the behavior.
So says Microsoft’s Malaysian branch, responding to user complaints on Facebook. While that falls a bit short of a more formal update announcement, this is still an official channel, making this fix sound less like a question of if it will arrive, and more one of when.
In the meantime, 535 owners may be able to find some degree of improvement by disabling the phone’s screen magnifier in access settings, but that isn’t fixing things for everyone – for that, it looks like we’ll have to wait for the full update.
We’re hopeful that the update will resolve these bugs; it’s always possible that hardware issues are also involved, making things worse, but we’re trying to be optimistic, especially with word that a software update is on the way.