Just over a week ago, we reported that early adopters of Windows Phone 8 smartphones have been experiencing random rebooting issues and, sometimes, poor battery life. Soon after, Microsoft confirmed that it was looking into the reported issues; today, the Redmond-based corporation has delivered on that promise by confirming that the rebooting issue does indeed exist and that it hopes to release an over-the-air software update in December to resolve the problem.
“We’re continuing to investigate some reports of phones rebooting and have identified a cause with our partners,” Microsoft said in a statement on Tuesday. “We are working to get an over-the-air update out in December.”
Both the HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 are affected, so users of those smartphones can expect to receive a software update pushed to their devices by next month. Microsoft will likely release the fix on “Patch Tuesday,” the day of the week that it typically releases software fixes and firmware updates for its products. We’ll be sure to let you know when the update drops.