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Microsoft fixes Windows Phone download glitch, resumes app publishing

Microsoft has resumed publication of new Windows Phone applications after resolving issues preventing some smartphones from completing the app download process.

Microsoft scrambles to fix Windows Phone app download glitch, halts app publishing

Microsoft has temporarily halted publication of new Windows Phone applications while it scrambles to resolve issues preventing some smartphones from completing the app download process.

Microsoft scraps Windows Phone Marketplace for rebranded app storefront

Microsoft is rebranding its mobile applications storefront in advance of its forthcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system update, phasing out Windows Phone Marketplace in favor of Windows Phone Store.

Windows Phone 7 users told they must upgrade to 7.5

A primary reason for the change is that Microsoft needed to improve the performance and security of the Marketplace, and Windows Phone 7.5 was required to make the changes possible.

Microsoft plots to bring Android apps to Windows Phone

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has applied to patent technology that enables users to migrate applications from rival operating systems like Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS to

Microsoft vows to clean up Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) outlined plans to clean up its Windows Phone Marketplace, promising more stringent enforcement of adult-themed content as well as a crackdown on bulk app submissions.

Microsoft requires Windows Phone 7.5 for all Marketplace app downloads

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced it will soon require all consumers wishing to install applications from its Windows Phone Marketplace to first upgrade their smartphones to run the latest version of

Nokia launches Creative Studio photo app for Windows Phone

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) introduced Creative Studio, a free photo application optimized for Lumia-branded smartphones running Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone mobile operating system. Creative

Distimo: Windows Phone app download volumes 39x smaller than iOS

A year after Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) opened its Windows Phone Marketplace application storefront, download volumes in the U.S. remain 39 times smaller than relative numbers in Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Microsoft offers free apps with Windows Phone device purchase

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is looking to boost sales of its Windows Phone mobile operating system by offering free applications with each new device purchase. Through the end of 2011, Microsoft will