Although we haven’t seen this problem at all on our 920, our HTC 8X on occasion has spontaneously reset. And judging by our forums, users of all Windows Phone 8 devices have had some stability issues, although it’s a seemingly small percentage.
Now, according to All Microsoft, via All Things D, have said they think they have identified the issue hope to have a hot fix update deployed over-the-air next month. No details on exactly what the issue is but we can bet is has to do with memory allocation or execution of specific code that causes the phone to spontaneously restart itself.
Demo of over-the-air (OTA) in Windows Phone 8
Though certainly frustrating, it does seem isolated to only certain circumstances and doesn’t affect everyone. Here at Windows Phone Central we have around 12 devices amongst the staff and it never comes up as a problem. That leads us to believe that it is certain apps, possibly legacy Windows Phone 7.x, that are tripping up the new OS.
Hopefully more information on the update will be forthcoming shortly.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.