New bug reportedly found in Windows Phone Store: WP8 apps "updated" into WP7 version
The "Windows Phone Store" is a pretty big concept. Instead of being one simple market available to all users equally and indifferently, it has countless facets intended for specific user groups and regions.
Depending on your OEM, carrier, geographic region, OS version, and size of RAM, the apps visible to you just won't be the same. When things get complicated in order to serve as many types of consumers as possible, the chance of stuff going wrong gets increased as well.
Chinese tech site WPDang got user reports about what appears to be a new bug in the Windows Phone Store: Some users are getting served with the wrong version when performing an app update. Microsoft now allows developers to provide WP7 (7.5 and 7.8) and WP8 versions of an app separately to achieve the best compatibility. Recently however, the Store seems to get "confused" about user OS versions from time to time, ending up pushing WP7 apps to WP8 devices as updates.
To verify this weird report, WPDang reached out to the developers of Love Wallpaper HD (opens in new tab), who had a quick look into their server log, and found the following data:
This is part of user OS version statistics pool of the WP7 version of Love Wallpaper HD. The entries marked with a red rectangle clearly do not belong to this gang. The data means somehow the WP7 app is being pushed to certain WP8 users. The developers randomly pulled 100 entries from the WP7 user pool, and 11 of them turned out to be actually running WP8. The sampling size is too small to be called scientific, but still, the 11% percentage looks pretty serious.
Either Microsoft's Windows Phone Store server is being naughty, or a lot of people are trying to sideload the wrong version of an app into their phones. The latter doesn't look very likely though, because Love Wallpaper HD has been available in the Chinese facet of Windows Phone Store since the beginning, and it's a free app. Why bother sideloading when getting it from the legal channel costs nothing and takes only a few seconds?
We don't know if this is a China-only problem, or a global glitch. Has your WP8 device been fed with wrong app updates lately? Please let us know in the comment field.
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Wp lacks many features and still got many bugs problem. Qhat happen to MS.
MS please fix these bugs becuse it is more important than bring new features.
I talked to MS support and they cited a few reasons for the conflict:
1. That the language codes for the WP7/WP8 versions must match (meaning to not specify specific versions of English, for example).
2. That the WP7 version must target WP7 only, and not WP8 (you can only do that upon app creation, as far as I know)
3. That the version number for the WP8 needs to be higher
I changed #3 but that didn't fix it immediately. Then out of nowhere WP8 users got the update and it was all fixed. Strange. I'm thinking there were too many conflicts so they either fixed the bug, or modified the behavior to handle conflicts more gracefully.
with love from WP7.8
thay run out of the box every time,, think about this folks
and what it meens,, running two frameworks on the same platform
Unpin store from home screen
Go to internet explorer settings and delete temp files/cache
Press and hold vol down and power buttons = soft reset
Once on again change time and date back to correct time.
That should sort it, i had to do it a weeks ago. If doesn't work first time, do again and on the soft reset keep holding buttons for about 20-30 secs, phone should vibrate again and follow instruction from sift reset.
Hope this helps