Windows Phone, this is REALLY your last chance!

My Huawei W1 must have been watching me fondle and caress the Nexus 5 in Carphone Warehouse today… because lo-and-behold it received a software update this afternoon!

The phone (on O2 by the way) is now running the latest version of WP8 (8.0.10517.150 aka Update 3). In theory this solves the “Other” storage bug* and has a few other tweaks.

You had better not let me down again!

*in case you didn’t know, the “other” storage bug is the single biggest problem with Windows Phone 8 after you’ve owned one for a little while. There is a section of storage called “Other” that fills up with all sorts of junk while you use the phone – but you can’t delete it. After a little while, the phone starts throwing messages at you warning about low storage space and there is very little you can do about it apart from reset the phone, which frees up hundreds of megabytes of memory but means you lose all the saved data in your apps and games and have to go through all your personalised settings again. It’s a pain.

PS The other thing that spoils Windows phone is the lack of apps – even getting Nokia on board (and buying Nokia) hasn’t changed that situation – which is probably why MicroNokiaSoft have given up and are going to release an Android phone instead.

PPS And the thing that particularly spoils the Huawei W1 is the lack of internal memory – 4GB does not leave enough room for apps (the operating system alone takes up nearly 3GB). In fact, the remaining space is barely enough to install the OS updates, I have to delete apps and games every time.


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