Microsoft nixes leaked OneClip beta apps

Looks like yesterday's leak of Microsoft's new OneClip apps and service did not go over well with Redmond. The unannounced data sharing service lets you pass photos, screenshots and text from your phone to PC to whatever device. It seemed to be an early hit, but the company was not yet ready to show it off.

The files were originally leaked by WalkingCat (@h0x0d) after Neowin reported about the service. Windows Central later did a hands-on with the new apps, detailing how they worked across iOS, Android, PC, and Windows Phone devices.

This morning, however, Microsoft has evidently killed the leaked apps on the backend. Users who had paired devices will now find the software unpaired with their phones. Even more, if you try to generate a pairing code, nothing happens.

The party is over.

Microsoft is certainly still working on the project, which could be a huge boon for the productivity company. However, those current apps you may have installed now look useless. It now seems like we have to wait until Nadella and company officially unveil the apps and service.

If you were one of the few who tried out OneClip yesterday, what were your thoughts on the short-lived experience?

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.