Microsoft acknowledges app download issue, devs can't publish new apps right now
When users started to complain of inability to download both apps and app updates, which have recently made their way to the storefront, Microsoft started investigating and discovered that it's a problem with the digital certificates, used to sign apps. Apparently, only users who have updated their handsets to Windows Phone 7.5 are affected, and those who have purchased their phone with 7.5 out-of-the-box aren't. Here's the full statement by Redmond:
We’ve investigated and determined the issue only affects phones that upgraded to Windows Phone 7.5 from an earlier version of the operating system. It does not appear to impact phones sold with Windows Phone 7.5 preinstalled.
The issue does seem to be serious, if they have decided to put new app submissions on hold in the app-hungry world that we live in nowadays. Here's for hoping they will resolve it soon... no one wants to be app-deprived!
1. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
wow... at least they are acting fast..
2. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Mine is completely fine. Lumia 900 with updates. Guess it's not affecting everyone who updated their phones.
3. -box- (Posts: 3882; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Article stated that devices that came new with 7.5 aren't affected (Lumia 900, Titan 2, etc), just the first-gen devices that were upgraded to it later and came with 7.0 when new