Microsoft acknowledges app download issue, devs can't publish new apps right now

Microsoft acknowledges app download issue, devs can't publish new apps right now
There's some kind of problem with the Windows Phone Marketplace right now, which seems to be preventing some users from downloading apps to their handsets. The issue has been acknowledged by Microsoft, which has even put new app submissions temporarily on hold.

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:

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!

via: WMPoweruser



1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow... at least they are acting fast..

2. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Mine is completely fine. Lumia 900 with updates. Guess it's not affecting everyone who updated their phones.

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

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