Microsoft is pushing the kill switch on app downloads through the Zune PC software. Instead, from now on if you want to download Windows Phone apps you’ll need to do it on your device or using the web-based Windows Phone Marketplace.
The move makes sense, because the Zune PC software wasn’t really designed to be an app store or app management service. It was originally a media management service for Zune media players, and those extra features were tacked on.
Microsoft says most people weren’t using the Zune PC software to buy or download apps anyway.
There’s another major change on the horizon — Microsoft will soon disable app downloads for devices running Windows Phone 7.0. That’s not as scary as it sounds, because every phone that shipped with Windows Phone 7 can be upgraded to run Windows Phone 7.5.
But if you haven’t updated your software yet, you’ll want to do it soon because within the next few weeks you won’t be able to download apps from the Windows Phone Marketplace unless you do.
Dictators! Rebel against the establishments! LMAO!
I am not used to the subscribing feeds. I dont know how they work.
Cant you just give me a solution. Right now Im angry after replying to a
lot of post during the last 7 Months. It shows Nokia/Microsoft dont
responds to custormer’s requests. That is why they removed Marketplace
First of all I wanna
swear each and every one working at Nokia&Microsoft as they are
dumb,stupid and ignorant. I bought this fu*k Lumia 800 phone in march
2012. I wanted to update then but the Internet I rely on is at
university. Which means it has proxy username/password authentication I
cant use 3G on the phone the internet is expensive in South Africa. So
after months try to get an internet connection with enough bandwidth, I
saved up & finally bought R60GB for R1600 (Approximately $200) worth
of Data for my PC Modem.
Being excited to finally update my
useless phone with no basic tools such as unit converter or a
dictionary I only receive another inconvenience, this thing about
Lumia/Windows phone had enough already. If I would count them the list
will be endless. All over sudden I cant use Zune or my PC to install
applications. I paid R6500 for the Phone and R1600 for this Data just to
get my life miserable. Im frustrated about this. I have wasted roughly
$1000 dollars. How am I supposed get Apps now. The Idiots who work for
Nokia/Microsoft are so nerdy they forget basic needs. This is a Huge
mistake that Microsoft has done I have always trusted them but this is
bullish. At first I liked Windows Phone OSes but now its limited like,
or more than ipod is I will never buy a Windows Phone again.
only have Internet on my PC, Internet Data inconvenience and expensive
how am I going to get apps from MarketPlace. There is still no way to
connect your phone to the internet using Zune. Using Zune to install
apps was a pain in an A*s. Now they decrease the available methods to
only 1. Having an internet connection on your phone without a proxy.
Wake up bunch of fools money does not grow on trees. Most of you who
liked this announcement are;nt aware that you are just getting more
limited as prisoners.
This move was dumb as a results many
customers are gona find alternative brands like Android. How can the
only way to get apps is via the 3G internet on the phone with is limited
to 20MB. I wouldn’t be complaining if the Proxy Authentication on the
phone applied to Marketplace and other apps. It only works for
IExplorer9 only. I cant connect to maps, markertplace, XBOX Live,or even
update my phone just because proxy authentication is not supported by
those apps. If I had a choice I would brake this phone then buy me a
Galaxy S3 or iPhone they are much better than this.
this gonna improve speed and security. I feel sorry for those Developers
who will die of starvation due to a decrease in customers due to this
bad-strategic move. The Developers like Mazhar Mohammed and their bosses
did not think through this well.
Its like go to work every
morning then instead of improving accessibility and reliability they
just figure out more ways of making their customer’s lives miserable. I
how do i get apps if it says i am a child i am 17
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