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Microsoft to stop accepting Windows Mobile 6 apps on July 15

updated 12:30 pm EDT, Fri May 20, 2011

Microsoft cuts off WM6 apps on Marketplace July 15

Microsoft sped up the end to Windows Mobile 6 this week with notice that it would stop taking new apps for the platform in the Windows Marketplace on July 15. Existing titles could still sell but would have to sell with the same versions, prices, and listings after the cutoff date. Sales data would also keep going.

The company hasn't explained the reason for having a hard end date without closing the store. With Windows Phone 7 now several months old, Microsoft is likely eager to steer customers to the newer platform. Microsoft had promised to keep WM6 around as Windows Mobile Classic but, with the new plan, would cut off support for the platform's primary source of apps.

Its decision has already angered developers like Anthony Wieser, who have pointed out that, at a minimum, it could create problems for developers who might want to issue app fixes after July 15 as well as customers who buy without realizing support was at an end. Major bugs also reportedly still exist in the store, such as incorrectly charged taxes or incorrect formatting.

Microsoft initially claimed it would on the issues, but this week has told developers that outstanding bugs "won't be addressed" due to the end of the store. The switch has led some like Wieser to switch to Android out of a lack of confidence in Microsoft's long-term support for phones. [via WinRumors]



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