HTC 8S is the first WP device to allow for constant WiFi connection

One of the many criticisms of Windows Phone 8 is the fact that once the lockscreen comes up and the screen turns off, WiFi goes with it. Now the HTC 8S is the first Windows Phone device to allow WiFi to stay on while the display is off. This comes in the form of a setting that needs to be activated in the Settings menu and we’re expecting it’s something that will be added to the Portico update once that goes live sometime next year.

Still, for our European friends who will be able to get their hands on the HTC 8S, this is a welcome boon to the device.

[via WPCentral]



The rumor that the HTC 8S would bring this functionality was first reported back on November 22nd and it is now 100% confirmed.

  • That hadn’t ever occurred to me. Is the lack of constant WiFi a problem if you’re streaming music or something?

  • JSYOUNG571

    Wonder if Windows phone 7.5 customers will receive this? Probably not since Microsoft has abandoned the platform. Then you wonder why people bash Micorsoft when it comes to Windows Phone.