Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Windows My new phone arrived today: a blue HTC 8X, running Windows Phone 8. As a huge Windows Phone fan put off by several persistent issues in Windows Phone 7.x, I'm basically giving this platform another shot, and in this day and age such a second chance doesn't come cheap: the 8X is 539 EUR, after all. Here's a few quick first impressions after less than a day of use.
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No wifi on sleep?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 15th Nov 2012 06:53 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

What about the cell data connection (3G, LTE, ect)? Does it disconnect when it sleeps as well? That would be kind of a deal breaker for most people I know.

If the data connection is stil active, then why does it matter that it takes a while to reconnect to wifi? Is the switch over noticeable? Do you have an extensive LAN that you interact with on your phone often after waking it up? I don't quite understand the issue you're having.

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RE: No wifi on sleep?
by Nelson on Thu 15th Nov 2012 17:13 in reply to "No wifi on sleep?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The problem is that once a data transfer has been initiated (For example, let's say you're streaming Pandora), it can't be reassigned to another transport medium.

If I start streaming on 3G, it will remain on 3G the entire time, despite me having WiFi. That's the really nefarious part of the shortcoming, it can lead to unintended data usage.

On Windows Phone, background tasks may periodically execute, which may among other things request network resources (For a streaming agent, or a background transfer agent). This has the effect of gobbling up data usage.

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RE[2]: No wifi on sleep?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 15th Nov 2012 17:46 in reply to "RE: No wifi on sleep?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

So if Pandora is started on wifi and the phone goes to sleep, Pandora would stop, right?

Periodic background data usage while the phone is asleep should be fairly minimal, I can't imagine that would be a problem data wise ( speaking as someone with a 300 meg data plan who typically only uses ~70 megs of it).

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RE[2]: No wifi on sleep?
by cdude on Thu 15th Nov 2012 20:33 in reply to "RE: No wifi on sleep?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Sure it can be reassigned on the fly. Works on Android and iPhone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roaming

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