Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Required To Access Marketplace As Of Today


23.05.2012

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Required To Access Marketplace As Of Today

Microsoft have just made a change in Windows Phone Marketplace, the application store of the Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Therefore, you will need Windows Phone 7.5 Mango installed on your smartphone in order to be able to access the store.

Microsoft will soon restrict the access to Marketplace app store for the smartphones that are running the first version of the Windows Phone operating system. In order to buy new apps or update the already-installed ones the smartphone you are using must run on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

According to Microsoft officials, most of the Windows Phone users have updated their firmware to 7.5 Mango. The ones who haven’t updated their devices already, will now be forced to do it using Zune for PC or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac.

Summing up, from now on you must have your smartphone updated to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in order to be able to buy, download, update or review the applications in Markeptlace. This change will apply for the users who download apps directly from their smarphone, but also for the ones who use the web browser version of Windows Phone’s app store.

Since most of the smartphones powered by Microsoft’s mobile operating system are already running on Windows Phone 7.5, so this won’t be a big problem, but there are still are some users who weren’t prompt enough to upgrade their devices. If a smartphone doesn’t respect this requirement and the user accesses Marketplace, an error message will appear on the screen.

A couple of more days will pass until this Microsoft’s new rule is applied, thus you will still be able to use the Marketplace from your WP7 device for at least 24 hours. Of course, it’s much easier to update your device to Windows Phone 7.6 Mango if you own a smartphone like LG Optimus 7, Samsung Omnia 7, HTC HD7 or others of their generation.

Even though you aren’t using Marketplace, I recommend you to upgrade your device, as the new firmware brings hundreds of improvements.

The update to Windows Phone 7.5 might be complicated for a regular user. You will need to clear some the smartphone’s memory and you will also need space on the PC’s HDD to back-up the files. Moreover, Microsoft advises you to have a lot of patience in order to perform the update.

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