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Full access to Windows Phone Marketplace now requires the Mango update

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Full access to Windows Phone Marketplace now requires the Mango update
A Windows Phone user? If you’re wondering why the Marketplace suddenly stopped working for you today, here’s the answer - you probably haven’t updated to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. After warning users twice, today Microsoft is closing the Marketplace for Windows Phone versions prior to 7.5. So in the coming days until the changes come into force, users who haven’t updated will start to see error messages when trying to install apps. They’d still be able to just browse the Marketplace, though.

Why the change? This way, the company wants to ensure that it can safely bring new features to its app storefront, and make it better. And since all devices are eligible for the Windows Phone Mango update, no one will be left behind. Also, it’s a good occasion to push the Mango update to nearly everyone as it brings some important improvements to the platform.

Microsoft is also giving extensive detail on how to update your handset to version 7.5, and you can find the instructions below:

Have you updated already?

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posted on 23 May 2012, 03:05 3

1. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Wp7.5 is Good but Wp8 will be very good or who knowz it will be best.

posted on 23 May 2012, 07:10 2

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I don't care what the rationale is, this is a supreme d**k move. Perhaps there are people like my parents, who live way out in the country where only dialup exists other than cell phone Internet, and who therefore are unable to download the update because a) they wouldn't know where to go for that and b) if it's an AT& T phone, you need wifi to update the phone.

Fortunately, my dad has my old DROID X, which will never be unable to access the Play Store even if it's on an old version of Android.

posted on 23 May 2012, 10:52

3. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


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