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Groupon updated with shopping cart improvements and more, but not for your Lumia

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Groupon for Windows Phone has finally been updated! The Windows Phone app hasn't received much love from the folks at Groupon, but today you're getting a nice updated. However, most of you won't be able to download the update. Why? Read on to find out.

In the Windows Phone Store there are two Groupon apps. One that's part of the Nokia Collection and only available to those with Lumia handsets. And another Groupon app for everyone with a non-Lumia device. So everybody rocking an HTC 8X or Samsung ATIV SE will be getting this new update today.

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If that's you, you'll find version 4.0.0.1813 in the Windows Phone Store with the following changes:

  • Groupon now allows you to add goods to your cart and continue shopping!
  • You can search for deals from anywhere in our app!
  • Find nearby deals easily with the nearby tab!

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Using a Windows Phone that isn't a Lumia? You're a minority within a minority, but you get the new Groupon today! Download it and let us know what you think. We'll keep you posted if the Nokia Collection version gets updated, though it hasn't seen any love since April 2013.

Via: @wpscoops

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Groupon updated with shopping cart improvements and more, but not for your Lumia

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It probably happened because I literally just got my first Nokia Windows Phone. I've been using HTCs since the WinMo 6.5 Imagio and now I switch and this happens, haha.

Groupon sucks... I've only had bad experiences with them do Lumia or not... I don't care!

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Microsoft should just get rid of the Nokia one. Don't know why there was one to begin with. Groupon has always had love for WP8. I hope they open this one to all users soon.

Because Nokia was a separate company and they put their own money up to have these apps developed so that they could differentiate themselves from the competition. Really not a hard concept.

No they put up money that Microsoft have them and not the other WP OEMS.

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Dude Groupon, whatsapp, the weather channel app and some others were already established apps before Nokia. So the question still stands as to why there is a Nokia version when there was no noticeable difference before this fragmented update.

Not all the apps in the Nokia collection were original apps. A lot of them existed already and were essentially the same app.

I always thought it was a bit odd as it just made the list huge and harder to spot new actual exclusives.

Well, then we can just install the non Nokia collection to get the update. I think it's no longer exclusive, and the one that will get future update will be the one for all device

Well, guess they just want to keep track of how many non Lumia users vs Lumia users download their apps(in this case when there are 2 versions). But I'm more than sure there is such a statistic tool for developers.

Other than that, I can't think of some other reason.

Exactly, I've never understood what the difference is between the two versions. Is there a reason why Lumia users can't download the non Lumia version of the Groupon app as well?

LOL!! But now you know :3 I'm moving to HTC region soon, to the little town named Titan, got a job there. All my friends want to move there too.

Lol the town is selling you a false dream. All they'll do is take your money and run. Remember a beautiful town named surround? It had so much promise but eventually it became a ghost town and we never saw another firmware update again.

How many times has this happen with Nokia? No often at all...

Yeah.. Remember the beats county in the HTC region? It's probably gonna be in the apple region soon ;)
And no, Nokia never did that to its people living in the neighborhood

Someone want to explain why Lumias are blocked from downloading the non-Nokia Collection version?

This isn't the case with other apps where Nokia had a special version

Hello...please develop smc mobitrade for windows it's important for investor in stock market....develop it...other ios and Android platform they have..........

Since they read this post, right? If you want an app you need to contact the developer of that app, not those of us who can't write the app.

Man! I used to have the non Nokia Groupon app but lost it switching to my 1520. I actually like Groupon and have been using the mobile site since the Nokia app is so horrible.

These headlines are cruel... BBM available but NOT for you... Now NOT FOR YOUR LUMIA, then it will be NOT FOR YOU USELESS OS USER

I can't even look at the Groupon issue like that. They make zero dollars if no one buys groupon. NOTHING. Most of us have Lumia and most of us have disposable income of which groupon gets none of it. And after this stunt, they won't ever get a dime from me. 

But I will take issue with the post though. Why even make this a headline story? This wasn't worth telling us in a headline. Its not news, its something you normally hear from the Verge or CNet.
 

I never really got the purpose of Nokia Collection. Most of the apps are republished apps already available in the store. I used to think it was there only for Lumia exclusives.

Wow, really. I would use Groupon but due to the lack of app capabilities, I was deleted. I was so upset when I tried using that app. Now its not available for Lumia devices. What type of news is that?

"Using a Windows Phone That Isn't a Lumia? You're a Minority Within a Minority"
I feel special ... Very special (in a good way) ... Thanks Sam :D

Calm down people. I'm sure there will be a resolution. People are so impatient and quick to jump to conclusions. Immature people.

In my htc8x 8.1 It seems to work well enough. It's also pretty and more polished. The previous app was ok but not great

Samesung, that's so original. Did you come up with that all by yourself?

To answer your question though, people using the new version of Groupon!!!!

Little lumia met LG G3 and said:"Some day I will grow up and become thoroughbred Android. From that day on I have all the apps available and no one will kick my head anymore. And our flagship will be latest technology just like you. And from that day on we even have fully support by Microsoft and get their latest updates."

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Hard to admit, but it's true. They need to step up their game.. Specs must be up to date to the technology today.. All other big OEMS, OEMS, OEMS, they all have their own new hardware available now and Android is growing fast and same does their services, in a pretty beautiful way..
What's up with Nokia flagships .. Coming out when every other OEM updates to newer processors and screens..

Snapdragon 800 was relased more than a half-year ago and so do 1080p screens, all Android flagships relased before 930 are using 801
+ you can actually get those phones, unlike Lumia 930 haha :)

Guys, you are blowing this incident out of proportion. Obviously there was a publishing issue due to the two different apps that were on the market. You can bet they will get it fixed soon.

It's not like this was a planned giant middle finger to Lumia users.

Lumia app update today broke the app for update install. Uninstall and reinstall gets it to work. Now double wide tile and loss of using Nokia maps to name a few are missing. It appears the update was a fallback to a previous wp7 version.