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TeamViewer and Opera Mini latest apps to go unpublished on Windows Phone [Update]

Update: The official TeamViewer Support Twitter account has now offered a statement on the removal of their Windows Phone app, saying, "The TeamViewer app should be back soon in the store. We apologize for any inconvenience caused."

Original story: Call it a trend or just many coincidences, but two more apps appear to have been removed from the Windows Phone Store over the last few weeks. The traditional PC and Mac remote viewing app TeamViewer and Opera Mini, an alternative web browser, are both no longer available to users.

TeamViewer is the odd one as they had a big re-launch of their version 10 software back in November. The company appeared to be quite eager to support Windows and Windows Phone, which makes their app removal quite odd.

We have made contact with the TeamViewer PR but have not yet received an answer for the app's disappearance (Store link).

Opera Mini Browser had been in beta since its release back in September. Over the next three months, the Opera Mini team released numerous updates to the app to improve the experience continually. The last update, however, was at the beginning of December. Now, the app is now longer published (Store link).

On January 26, the Opera Twitter account did re-affirm their support for Windows Phone when responding to various customers, including:

" Hey. We are working on improving Opera Mini for Windows Phone. Stay tuned :)"

We should caution that neither company has publicly commented on the app removal, unlike Chase and Bank of America. This leaves some room for publishing errors, plans for beta update status to full release or more. On the other hand, Windows Phone users have seen a rash of app removals lately, like Urbanspoon, lending credence to the purposeful removal theory.

We will update this story as new information becomes available.

Thanks, Riez H., Hell_Patrol, Kristoffer K., and Vishal A., for the tips

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

347 Comments
  • Woohoo TeamViewer is already so great though.
  • opera sucked , and its really suprising to see my name and my buddy's name in WC as a twitter clip.. :O
  • Opera sucks however IE, Music, Video apps suck more than Opera Mini.
  • Lol.. Lets troll MSFT
  • Perhaps this is part of the problem. Poor user feedback until some developers throw in the towel. This could be helped dramatically if Microsoft would have their default review view as "most recent" rather than "most helpful". Most helpful is mostly a collection of all the complaints and missing features, no matter how old those reviews are. Often, many if not all of the issues described have already been fixed, but viewers are presented with reviews from 6 months ago. Switch it to "most recent" and the average review shown is often much for favorable, and much more relevant to the current version of the app.
  • I guess Microsoft should tweak their review system to default to displaying only reviews from the most recent version like iOS does.
  • I'm sure that would be an encouragement and an incentive for WP app developers to update and improve their apps more often. The way it is now, all the worst reviews will remain at the top indefinitely, no matter what the developer does to improve the app. Users will only mark as helpful the reviews that they see, and Microsoft tends to place all the bad reviews first.
  • Well said i hope Microsoft understands it
  • Great point Paul Kinslow.
  • Paul, that is too intelligent. We are WP users, we are morons in the eyes of the mobile world.
  • Yup 'most recent' should be default..As the user won't get any idea about the latest version of any app.. 'most helpful' has old comments mostly.
  • Agreed, it would help, but it wouldn't solve everything.
  • the opposite also applies. Apps that stopped working a long time ago are shown having awesome reviews, only to find out that the application no longer works
  • Lol no that's some lame low end stuff. Lets go egg the Apple HQ
  • Music doesn't suck as much as opera mini
  • Music is the suckiest app of the century dude.  
  • Just curious, what makes them so sucky? They each do what the are supposed to do. What would make them less sucky? Just thought I'd ask. I always read comments from people saying that the apps suck, but few actually make any truly valid points.
  • I think that charge is mostly given by long-term users who know how much better it worked in the past. It is now laggy, has delays, does a poor job of matching cover art with artists, etc. Annoying things for people who were used to a slicker and more enjoyable experience. It gets the job done, yes. But it is ultimately considered somewhat screwed up by those who know what used to be.
  • we can ask this option in Windows 10 Store!
  • I've been with WP since the beginning. I never really had an issue with the music app, with the exception of no way to close the out completely. Even when you close the app, the music control is still there. I also realize, this is what enables the player to play, while doing other things. I find it to be a small annoyance. As for the lag and slowness...the only time I can remember this being the case is, when they first separated the music app from the OS. It took a few updates, where it didn't take forever to load. Now, I haven't experienced any lag or slowness with the current app. The app opens and loads quickly. The video app was a different beast altogether, but there is room for improvement, just like the music app. I wouldn't call them awful and certainly not worse than Opera Mini. That app was slow. I uninstalled it, within five minutes of playing around with it.
  • Music app suck because it's very laggy and very very slow. Even few games load more faster than Music
  • Good point Vincent. Instead of moaning and wringing our hands we should say what we want our apps to do and what we need to work on. I switched from iPhone to WP and I have to say I like the change and look forward to great new things. 
  • Not understanding your point. You're glad it's been removed from the store? And yet you think it's a great product? Sooooo confused.
  • Yeah teamviewer is the best.
    Feeling sad as it is going away hope they relaunch it soon
    Or else they are updating it for the windows 10 as universal apps
    *Fingers crossed*
  • Guys it's coming back... Just some inconvenience https://mobile.twitter.com/TeamViewer_help/status/561184119225597953
  • Great work.
  • Awesome! Thanks man!
  • Dejavu... I swear I remember reading this exact comment before.
  • Yup was posting this all over to pacify the people
  • seems faster
  • Seeing the standard of Windows 10 on 21st..They simply felt ashamed of their work and pulled their apps..!!
    PERIOD
  • Thank god opera mini is gone, it was a useless buggy app anyway.
  • Thank god, Buddha, etc., that team viewer will be back soon!
  • Hey Daniel it's rare to see that you did a mistake in typesetting the post correct it :)
  • Yeah team viewer is excellent.
  • Oh no. I love Teamview.
  • I know, I rely on Teamviewer so much. I have to find some alternative now that works as good.
  • Splashtop
  • TeamViewer is way better than Splashtop. I use TeamViewer several times a day. I really hope this is just bc Win10 is coming. (But why not leave it up for people that don't upgrade to Win10...) This is not good news. I understand not continuing development, but why pull a perfectly good app?
  • That's the trend. Money talks (Google).
  • At least we are not suffering a slow death. Apps are being pulled like MS did something really unethical, say Cosby and his antics caused most companies to drop his act. Not saying MS did anything unethical, just an example of companies "drop(ing) like its hot"
  • Guys it's coming back... Just some inconvenience https://mobile.twitter.com/TeamViewer_help/status/561184119225597953
  • Windows Remote Desktop
  • Their twitter account says that it will be back soon and apologizes for the inconvenience.
  • I need teamviewer. I use it a lot.
  • I just dropped $2800 on teamviewer for my business.
  • Better get a refund.
  • Hahahaha! I'm sorry, that sucks! What this ^ guy said #refund and quick
  • It's coming back , just some inconvenience.
    Source: Teamviewer twitter account
  • I looked and I don't see a tweet about it.
  • Found it on the support twitter account. @TeamViewer_Help
  • Great. I was looking on the regular teamviewer twitter.
  • Ship is sinking, should I jump ship?
  • Depends .. are you happy with your phone and the apps you need? If so, why jump ship, just enjoy your phone.
  • I have a flagship 930 and my commitment with windows phone is until the end. Like a captain I will sink with the boat into the abyss. Untill then we should be brave and don't let some water splash kill our fun.
  • Im with you there buddy!
  • I'm there too! ^^ And now my whole family uses wp's :)
  • I will be onboard watching you guys jump. I will jump if there is no successor of L1520 which should be a killer design and specs.
  • Look it up. There's already been talk of a 1525.
  • Me and my brother too.
  • I left my sunken WebOS ship for Windows Phone. Maybe I'm cursed. I think it has to be they've just moved on to Windows 10 prep. A temporary inconvenience.
  • In other words, you got out of the Lusitania and boarded the Titanic.
  • Lol :D Wp just looks good to me, it may lack some features or apps, but I'll love it anyways :D
  • I love it too(I have 6), but they're slowly messing up the enjoyable aspect of using it as they add features and slowly try to conform with competition.
  • Ha. Pretty much. At least I'm Cuban. I'll find a way to stay afloat.
  • Another good one, Cuban and afloat...i assume as in a raft..idk. Sounds funny at that.
  • Ha ha, that's some funny shit right there (except for the death toll of real people). Nice example, DCJBS.
  • That made me laugh. :p
  • I understand there are some deck chairs on that ship that need rearranged.
  • FIFA 14 also not available. Anyone can confirm?
  • It was pulled months ago when FIFA 15 was released.
  • Are you jumping ship or jumping from a burning platform?
  • Ride or die bruh
  • And now you feel dumb about overreacting
  • dpends on your need. praonally, i feel special bcause only few uses WP. it's unique. love the design language! but i always try to convince othrs to try. and i have convertd 2 people already. measly amt, yes. but hey, at least i've done something. lol
  • No they waiting for W10
  • What is the link between the two things?
  • I guess opera will come out of beta, and they'll publish it as a new app , coz the beta app had an a average of something around 2.5stars.
  • Pretty much this. The beta was woeful, makes sense to drop the bad ratings.
  • Not only that but the version of Opera Mini on iOS and Android has a more up to date UI to bring it in line with Opera Mobile.
  • No TW? Oh I am doomed
  • "Jaye jaye..Jaye jaye ek baar jo jaye..Opera phir na aaye..!!"
  • Oho Opera phir se aaye oho opera phir se aaye....... :P
  • ;P;P
  • Hmm. Big boss dekh raha tha kya? ?
  • Sushant should have won..
  • LOL
    Your taste bro? Or sis? :P
  • Lol
    Pritam was my preference
  • They unintentionally instead of closing the gap .. Widened it xD hope improvements are real .. Not name changes ..
  • I smell Google and Apple !!
  • Lol
  • What does google smell like?
  • Rotten fishes..
  • Like female fish stench?
  • How do you make out the difference between male or females in fish..?
  • Maybe Google Nose will tell...
  • *sniff sniff* that smell!
    a kind of smelly smell that smells. smelly!
  • Rip:opera
  • How much time u will take @opera
  • This isn't twitter bro.
  • and she isn't "bro"...
  • That's what she told you.
  • Lol.
  • No but we get it..From her cologne..!! :P:P
  • Not used to obvious females commenting, I like it. Comment is a bit of a FUBAR, but fuck it, we all make shit comments here and again....and get banned...live, die, repeat!
  • My guess is everyone is waiting for windows 10
  • Yep, I sense universal apps in their future
  • Universal apps already exist so there is no reason to wait till w10
  • Since its launch, Opera crashes each and everytime upon launch. *Sigh* Hoping, when they re-launch, it works then.
  • Preparing for Windows 10
  • Definitely hope so.
  • Opera just needed gesture support and some UI updates. Maybe some more advanced features. But UC Browser still has that over them. Good browser though.
  • There are several good browsers. I have some older ones that work well. Granted, none are say, like Dolphin , but, well get there...na, no we won't at this rate.
  • Opera has a collaboration with Microsoft so definitely they will be back
  • I have uc browser,don't need opera mini
  • There are others who need it! Think of that!
  • WP is officially dead. This is what happens when you have no market share and you are stupid enough to think you can go two years without releasing a compelling device.
  • Give it time, windows phone will do just fine, Rome wasn't built overnight.
  • It's been 4+ years.
  • God created the earth for 7 days.  Ms is not god of course, but it should have done better.
  • Windows 10 silly
  • People just don't stop hoping. Earlier it was, 8.1 will fix everything and now wait for Windows 10 it will fix everything..Windows phone is dead..
  • Seems like a leak in the ship! Will windows 10 fix that? Or are the companies too shocked because of the preview they showed us of windows phone on jan.21? Because... BE-CAUSE that preview sucked!
  • Uh, what? Last time I checked these "compelling" devices didn't sell too well. WP is doing quite good with low-ends though.
  • Nah Windows is great.
  • Huh!!?! Did you even read the article and the comments before posting, both TeamViewer and Opera Mini will be back on the store.
  • This is the end?
  • No its the dawn of a new era
  • Yep, one door closes and another (Windows 10) opens.
  • Actually, I find UC browser much better than Opera...
  • People said the same before 8.1 is released..But what actually happened after that we all know..
  • It is. Once you lose Opera there's no point in existing anymore.
  • Even more reasons to move to another platform.
  • I wil see you when these apps return
  • The best reason is so we don't have to hear you whine.
  • Jumping from a stable ship to rocky and uneven one..?
  • And 2.5 stars are better than not being on store entirely.. Coz if somebody asks if windows store has opera..i can say yes offcourse
  • All 2 in the world who use it.
  • For some reason I believe these apps are becoming Universal, since most of them are still present in the Windows Store, so they will just have to recompile pretty much the same code to run the app on WP 8. However it's still strange why they did remove the apps even before the TP of W10 for phones.   Also, AFAIK, Opera was supposed to bring the Opera Mobile browser instead of Mini version.
  • I think they wont be interested in developing a browser with IE mobile engine
  • While I think and hope it so, I wonder why they need to remove the app from the store....
    Can't they work at the new version without removing the old one? It doesn't cost anything for just some months. Of course they can, that's probably why Daniel thinks, if they didn't pull it on purpose, that could be there some publishing error.
    Otherwise it's strange or simply they don't want to spend time anymore on windows phones.
  • Maybe all preparing to release a single universal app
  • As a developer I can say that if Windows is not your primary development platform then it may not be financially worth going there. I bet this is what's going on with the banking apps.
  • Rudy huyn says otherwise
  • One man doth not maketh an ecosystem.
  • Rudy is not a Big company. Btw, Hope Windows 10 implements simultaneous Multilanguage input to WordFlow. It's so annoying...!!
    Otherwise this will continue to happen to me. "btw, Hot Windows 10 implementa simultáneos input to Works. It's so smoking...!!
    Perderse this el continúe to gasten top me"
  • There are some pretty good cross platform IDEs. You can support the "big 3" without having to maintain multiple code bases.
  • Being a developer myself I'm aware of that, but unfortunately it's not that simple. Depending on the app your mileage may vary, and even for a very portable codebase there's still the cost of debugging, testing, shipping, dealing with platform specificities and so on. VLC anyone?
  • Agreed but the determined and hardworking ones stay and reach success..!!
  • Come on MS just give the preview and slap on the faces of WP backsttabers!!
  • may be they'll be back in windows 10.the same happened with whatsapp before wp8.1 release i guess
  • WP is dying slowly...
  • I can bet that's not true
  • 100% true..WP is dead..How long can a platform survive with 3% market share for the last 4 years..
  • Windows Phone is dead, long live Windows 10!
  • And Windows 10 living fastly.
  • No, I said above, a fast death. It's embarrassing cause I praise WP, my 1520, whenever I can.
  • I use opera mini almost daily :(
  • When they recome they are phenix
  • Eksulent speling schilz
  • All the people expecting the app gap to close down once Windows 10 is released, seems like our dreams are not going to be a reality.
  • Once more I say, Windows 10 will do nothing. People are already entrenched, economically invested. Think of repurchasing the apps you want all over again. Thank goodness, I have a shit load on Google cause of my tablet which is primarily used for Showbox (where are you Windows version? I see ye in the store, but, not available for me) and Shadowgun, dead zone.
  • they are going maybe bcoz they got poor reviews specially opera or they are planning big with windows 10
  • Well that's just getting ridiculous. TeamViewer app worked completely fine and I really liked it. I would understand the removal if they were struggling to get it working on WP, but now?..
  • Well I think SDK for w10 apps are available.. So they could go universal but what I doubt is that for an app to go universal removal might not be that necessary!!
  • Yes, I just downloaded one. Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows / VS Community. Now there are no separate versions for developing for Windows 10 on phones/PC. True universal approach, I must say!
  • Time to add removed app section in the store!!
  • Ha ha ha
  • Hahahaha
  • I use team viewer for my work and now i don't know what to do, i guess i can use windows remote desktop app instead?
  • It still works for me plus team viewer said on twitter it would be back in the store soon and apologized for the inconvenience
  • I never used all the removed apps except OperaMini and that also just once or twice. So I am lucky.
  • Windows phone is dying before it had a chance...haha.
  • They had a chance. WM was better and had more market share than WP has ever had. They ditched WM to go consumer and it's obvious that that strategy has failed.
  • Now they are again discouraging the enterprises by not allowing them a free upgrade to Windows 10. It's gonna affect the numbers..
  • No, the Windows 10 strategy I think is sound. Enterprises are ready for a viable upgrade from Win7/XP and will pay for it. Win8/8.1 were passed over because the UI change was too radical.
  • Enterprise is another story. Microsoft have one of the best (if not the best) enterprise ecosystem out there, so what happens there is exactly the opposite: the cost of moving out of Windows is not worth for most companies.
  • When was the last time enterprise for a free upgrade of Windows? That's not how corporate sales works.
  • Agree. WP is excellent but the problem is that MS came way too late to the party. If you're already coming from Windows then you have plenty of support - free development tools, no annual fees, incredible store technical support, etc. Unfortunately what consumers care about (and the press, btw) is that popular apps from other platforms are ported to WP, regardless of whether they plan to use these apps or not. However, porting apps has an entry cost that is difficult to amortize in a platform that has almost no market share as compared to the leading ones.
  • Windows phone is dead
  • It's alive
  • In your dreams.
  • You're still using it. How can it be dead? :P
  • Do yo really think that he is a WinPho user? Lol...
  • Yes windows phone off dead, its time for windows 10 mobile
  • I think it's a game of google...
  • Stop being silly
  • No problem if they remove Opera Mini, it just sucked, had crashing issues and was beta !
    But Teamviewer was very important app .
  • Rubino has no answers today...:D
  • Because he doesn't need to. The said apps ain't going anywhere! Read the fúçking article! Especially the "Update:" part...!
  • Interesting, Well my app is still supporting WP7. :)
  • Apps are gonna come and go , but I still have my magnificent Windows Phone.
  • Speaking of awesome phone, I want to know if the update Netflix got recently, allows for 1080p streaming to a capable phone, like mine.
  • Well that's crap.. Teamviewer works awesome on my touch screen as well as Windows phone. Boo, teamviewer, Boooo.
  • Omg why team viewer?! Shit I just reset my phone and didn't even install back team viewer!! :(
  • It's coming back :) they said it on twitter.
  • Noooo I need TeamViewer for my work :'(
  • I am hoping they are waiting for w10 preview for phones before the release their universal apps.
    I had to reset my phone and I can't use teamviewer anymore and I need it!!! Please republish!!!
  • Hums REM "its the end of the world as we know it, its the eeeeenndddd"
  • I used teamviewer all the time :/
  • I really hope Teamviewer stays around, it's a very good service and their app works very well.
  • I really hope TeamViewer is just a mistake or something.
    I love that app.
  • Unfortunately there will be many apps dropping support as they all depended on market share. Hoping W10 with the one store, one app strategy has more success and automatically these companies will develop for the platform.
  • Well look at the Windows 8 store, how well did that do? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I use teamviewer all the time...so far still working on my phone...hope it continues until they release one for win 10
  • https://twitter.com/TeamViewer_help/status/561184119225597953
  • Thanks for the info..Daniel should see this.. ;)
  • Lol...if you scroll above someone has already posted the same link...
  • Whatever.....
  • Oh man... Teamviewer is so useful really weird the decision to pull out the app... Remote desktop isn't helpful as TV is... Want it back.. I use it alot
  • Maybe store got some bugs or it is just another bad news for WP users...
  • I think this is a windows 10 universal app thing :)
  • I forgot that there was an Opera app.
  • There was, but the fat lady couldn't keep her big mouth shut
  • Ha ha
  • Brilliant! :D
  • Hmmm...
  • In beginning to call it a conspiracy. I need to see Eric Schmidt's chat log.
  • LOL! Assuming you weren't aware the apps will be back, do we really have to blame Google for every bad news?
  • Four apps removed out of more than half a million over the course of a few days. OMG, Windows Phone is dead! /s
  • Lol it's not like we have 10 I remember the WP7 days nothing.
  • THE END IS NIGH!! REPENT!!
  • TeamViewer is essential for my job as I do remote support all hours of the day for customers around the world!! This is rather disconcerting. Guess it's time for a Windows tablet to run full TeamViewer!
  • https://mobile.twitter.com/TeamViewer_help/status/561184119225597953
  • Ain't helping in the meantime.
  • It's obvious they are doing this for the Universal Apps. just like Plex, they don't support 8.0 anymore in favor of Universal apps. they won't remove that app (not like these) but I am sure teamviewer's reason it's windows 10 and what they will do to support desktop, tablet and phone users easier. I always use the desktop teamveiwer, and on phone we still have remote desktop which is not hard to setup. and I never used opera mini, so it's ok for me. I am sure they will come back with better apps when they do. or they could have been a mistake on Teamviewer's side, since opera mini said they are working on it.
  • Nothing is obvious. At least with Plex, we got an email explaining their commitment, at least I did.
  • what are the universal apps?
  • This is the Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the annual purge. At the siren, all app services will be suspended till Windows 10. Microsoft thanks you for your participation.
  • But I have a doubt for what you just said: What?
     
  • TeamViewer will be back soon https://twitter.com/TeamViewer_help/status/561184119225597953
  • Good find.
  • :(
  • I use teamViwer from my 1020, hope it stays around
  • It will, according to Teamviewer.
  • Grrr mft y u remove operamini
  • Blackberry was getting all kinds of apps and app support and they had the same market share that Windows phone has at this point. And Windows will only grow larger with Win10 and apple users getting bored of that made for children OS. Not yo mention that terrible os of Android that only has market share because of the flooded market of devices and cheapness....
  • We'll said..bro
  • Except we ain't got the ago support, and BlackBerry had a strong enterprise presence.
  • I suspect that soon we'll have a rash of universal apps released to counter these removals.
  • It is said "The night is darkest before the dawn and a dawn is coming".
  • What the F***, opera I didn't use often but team viewer, that's a big loss. Lets hope this is just prep for w10
  • You seem like you were/are really into team viewer.. Can you tell me what it is exactly?
  • Bright, what the name sounds like.
  • So it helps you view members of your team?
  • Yes, if you wanted to share a computer program, several folks, from different places, could view it.
  • My company uses mainly for it support purposes. Its amazing. Regarding Opera, I expect to see that back soon(maybe out of beta) as I don't think MS would have made Opera the store provider for its Nokia Asha range if they aren't going to support the Lumia range. Just a thought.
  • so it's a trend Daniel :P you were upset when I asked this question about NPR when will they unpublish?  Looks like MSFT has no answer for this ... MSFT is busy releasing cool apps for android :) 
  • Not a trend, both of these apps have said its coming back via their twitter.
  • Guys not to worry it's coming back... Just some inconvenience https://mobile.twitter.com/TeamViewer_help/status/561184119225597953
  • The Teamviewer app will be back on the store soon. Calm your tits, people.
  • How do you "calm your tits?
  • Crap, didn't even realize opera was available...i need to start surfing the app store more
  • No, surf WC more.
  • Ok so idk what the first one was but opera wasn't my fav.. Now if UC leaves.. That would be catastrophic. Surf cube isn't bad either. But yea this trend needs to end.
  • If the windows phone Insider preview is about to be released in feb. It would make sense that maybe a universal app is in the works.
  • Ban "peggyssweet". We don't need those fake advertisements here.
  • Ahhhhhhh................................thats how microsoft is planning to remove the app gap with win 10. Remove all apps so slowly they remove the store make windows for phones a feature phone os and competition over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      already loving the tactics
  • YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS
  • You mean, yeeeeeeeees?
  • bad news
  • Am just waiting for windows 10 if it sucks no need to stick with windows phone
  • Has Microsoft said anything about these??
  • Team viewer is coming back
  • Since Opera is removed from the store,so now what happens to those users who have opera installed on their phones? Can the app. still be used or will it stop working or something?
  • Removed the app,it didn't work at all! 1020
  • Wow! So great to hear. Firstly , Microsoft has limited apps, rather improving they remove it. Great thinking!
  • Stop with the doom and gloom everyone.
  • I suspect the vast majority are really Android users trolling for the lulz. That or they just CBA to read the article and other comments before posting.
  • Oh my god. Teamviewer please don go..
  • Tetra lockscreen doesn't show in the store either, I couldn't upgrade it
  • Both of these apps will be back anyway and Urbanspoon was acquired by Zomato enable Zomato to be released in the US, which is why that was removed. So rather than all of this doom and gloom why not wait and see what happens, if you have those apps on your phone then enjoy them while you have them and enjoy the updates when they are back.
  • I approve of these positive thoughts! :D
  • If apps keep unpublishing like this, soon windows store will be the fist OS platform in the world that will increase the app gap in apps war ( lower the app no than they are 2day).....lol
  • There is no "apps war" and if you bothered to read the article and comments BEFORE posting then you would know that both apps will be returning shortly.
  • My guess is that they'll be released again sometime later as Universal Apps for Windows 10...
  • So. Much. Passive voice.
  • May be they will return as universal??
  • TeamViewer will be back per their twitter account
  • It's either lets get our apps win 10 universal ready or latest ms earnings and wph market share is scaring every one
  • No offical word from Teamviewer ? Maybe a big update planned or they found a major bug or security flaw ? With BOA going and Now Teamviewer (both apps that I use ALL THE TIME), what is next ? I love Windows Phone but, this is going to become a major problem. I hope they both wake up and start supporting Windows phone... Once these are both gone, I might have to grab a different phone for a while and put my ICON on the shelf for a little bit....this is getting to be too much. and I really do LOVE Widnows Phone...
  • Eh yeah that's getting to me too.
  • Relax, TeamViewer will be back. There is an official statement.
  • At this rate Microsoft will have no use but to support Android apps at some level and mask them in the metro environment or something because this isn't working
  • Microsoft should set up a policy about reserving the rights to pull official apps from store once published, so that even if developers opt out of support, users still get to benefit some ways from the app. A good example would be IMDB app. Even though it was last updated in 2011, I'm still glad it is available for download and for use rather than no app at all.
  • I just don't get why everything has to be an app. IMDB is much better on IE, pin it to the start screen and get it all. :)
  • gautam won bb8 :D
  • Are u kiddin me?
    No one gives a shit here if Gautam won big boss...
  • open ur twitter ac n see d trends in india! :D
  • Why would anyone comment on Windows central for anything that happens in India....!
    This is insane...
  • I'm Indian and I don't even watch Bigg Boss. Didn't even know what bb8 meant until Mithun mentioned the full form! I hate when completely unrelated comments are submitted.
  • Yup same here bro...
  • Thanks for the good updated news.
  • Weird for ppl to remove support, unless they have pressure to comply with some known entity
  • Why I can't install Opera mini to my Lumia 535??
  • Bcz its removed from d store
  • The answer is basically the entire article.
  • Tetra Lockscreen is no longer in the store.
  • Live tiles/ infite scroll/ ability to change size of tiles . None of these features are available on rival platforms yet they are immensely popular. I know it is too late but I wish MS would have gone the static icon route similar to the other OS and slowly implemented customizations as the OS grew. Sometimes being different doesn't lead to success.
  • Haha.. Seriously? :D if you want wp to carry on the so called usual 'icons' path.. Well then whats the point in switching to wp when you already have android and apple with the same kinda icons..
  • Glad Teamviewer will not be gone for long!
  • Why do the apps have to be pulled first? Cant they just update them?
  • May be they dont wanna carry the old bad reviews from the users to their new version of the app.. ;)
  • Well, at least both companies say they're working on bringing their apps back.
  • Good, all of these sites love trumping up stories. Would've made sense to check facts before posting.
  • Think its time for me to start using my galaxy s3 again... Just until windows 10 arrives..
  • Metrotube updated!
  • Tebecast!!
  • wat ever
  • Non story now.
  • Folks think about the ECONOMICS of this. Why would a company like teamviewer want the expense of a Windows and a WP app when you can kill two birds with a universal app. With Windows 10 upgrading free for all Win7+computers, I expect there will be a huge rush to upgrade. Any smart company would want to GET AHEAD of that rush, by having its universal all ready before the launch. Does ANYONE believe Teamviewer WILL NOT SUPPORT Windows 10 on tablets? Does anyone believe they would NOT elect to do a universal app?
  • M a traitor. I bought one plus one. :(
  • Hurrah
  • Guess opera is waiting for a finalized api for wp10
  • Good grief; I think it was a little premature to post an article on the removal of TeamViewer when the TeamViewer website itself still listed the app. I know they said it's coming back and that the article has been updated but users are alienated now and jumping conclusions because of the 2 major banks that are discontinuing support for WP. A recent review in the past few days suggests the app stopped working. It's possible/probable that they just pulled the app to fix the bug and then republish it.
  • It's not that apps are being removed, it is the types of apps being removed. Supposedly, both these will be back, but they may not. Chase and BoA was a big blow, and lets not forget some of the major players that are continually in Beta. I've championed this platform since Windows 7 and my Samsung Focus, but lately, the cracks are getting too big not to notice. At least the design language used to be comforting, but that to is eroding. So, if it is becoming more like iOS and Android, what's the point? Especially, when key system applications, like Music, are just plain shitty. That and still no patch for my 1520's issues with switching to speaker after taking a call through the headphone jack.
  • There's no reason to suggest that either of these apps won't be back when both companies confirmed that they will. Agree on Chase and BoA. I have a credit card from both of those banks but I really could care less about the app. My primary bank doesn't have a WP app nor do any other banks in my area. Most people really only want the app because that is the only way to do a mobile deposit. If it was allowed via the website, preferably both the regular website and the mobile website, I don't think it would be a big deal. Personally I don't care about mobile deposit. I've done it on an iPad a few times and it's a pain to get a good picture front and back and then they want you to hold on to the check for a few weeks just in case. I'd rather just put it in the ATM and be done wth it. Agree on the Music app, However it is still significantly improved over the initial release with WP 8.1. It's more so that they have shifted their resources to Windows 10 so we have to temporarily suffer. On the 1520 issues, do you have the Denim firmware update yet? I don't know whether or not that will fix it but it sounds like a firmware issue and not a WP one.
  • Well sh*t
  • I cant download it :/
  • Unable to download. Saying not for your phone. Previously I had installed it.
  • Truthfully any browser where the URL line is on the top sucks! Nuff said.  :)
  • No, I don't have the Denim update, I'm hoping that'll fix a few bugs, the one mentioned being the most annoying, but also phantom scrolling and random launching of the camera. I know banking is personal and doesn't cover everyone but the check deposit was key as the nearest ATM is not convenient. I never had issues with the app, so I'm bummed it's gone.
  • I assume you must have AT&T as well. I'm also waiting for the Denim update for my 1520. Yes, everyone's bankings needs are different. If you don't have a nearby ATM or you frequently travel to places where there is no local branch and collect paper checks, then mobile deposit is a huge convenience. It's definitely an issue that needs to be resolved. My understanding is the Wells Fargo app is a web app but with the addition of mobile deposit. It might be something for other banks to consider as they can update their website and offer new functionality without updating the app.
  • TeamViewer is awesome for supporting Windows and Windows Phone!  Please support them!  I have it installed on my Surface RT and Surface 2 (which lets me run desktop apps on those machines).  And I have it on all my desktop PCs and Surface Pro 2 as well as my colleagues' so I can help out their machine problems.
  • I cant update teamviwer, and opera. Lumia 1520 from México.
  • Another example of bloggers posting first, and then having to rewrite their articles later after someone else does the legwork of writing the people that wrote the app!   But you generated 300 comments, so what the hell do you care? Clicks and cash !
  • Another example of bloggers posting first, and then having to rewrite their articles later after someone else does the legwork of writing the people that wrote the app after posting the damn article!   But you generated 300 comments, so what the hell do you care? Clicks and cash, and the trolls have fun trash WP.
  • Too many app removals recently :(
  • Everyone here saying windows 10 , Universal apps will change everything are wrong. It really depends how much microsoft make Windows 10 API across ( Mobile and Desktop ) universal. They have great development tools like VS , but they dont have great API / flexbility which developers have been asking for , from last 2-3 years. Guess we will find more from //BUILD , but i wont count anything on Universal apps to change APP situation by any means yet.    
  • Have there been vocal demands for improved APIs? Where can I chip in my feedback, or encourage others to express their views to Microsoft regarding limited APIs?
  • Dont worry about teamviewer.. Will comback soon. Dont care about opera mini. It just sukcs express browser.
  • I never would have thought that so many people actually used teamviewer from their phones... wow
  • I use it daily... I find it is much easier to use on my phone than remote desktop is... more user friendly, imo.
  • Have to say I tried the opera beta several times and it just didn't work. Sometimes an app is released before it should be. Opera is generally good so perhaps they'll work it out though.
  • Hmmm.....maybe some of the developers know something we don't...like an upcoming move to cross-platform apps. Maybe Phone 10 will emulate Android Apps like BlackBerry...maybe the Spartan Chrome extension support sent the wrong smoke signals.
  • The other apps which were removed is a Google conspiracy against Windows Phone. The emergence of unified Windows experience is the biggest threat for Android operating system.
  • I bought an iPad yesterday
  • Congrats.. I bet a wise man would buy a ipad instead of android or windows... Apples' ipad is the best in tablet world....
  • I'm so bored with my wife's iPad. Can't multitask, so inflexible, can't use my desktop Windows programs, Firefox or my mouse and keyboard on iPad. My Dell Venue 8 Pro is awesome, but anything on Windows 8.1 is great.
  • I wish Instagram Beta would be gone forever!
  • Days coming when MS's own Skype also drop from its store. You all know all updation to Skype even in is own office is first coming to Android and ios then to is own OS windows. MS is more happy to improve its rival than its own and killing own
  • Why does this keep happening? Is this organized conspiracy against windows phone???
  • Well things come things go. Windows phone is going and Windows 10 is comming :D:D:D
  • i loooove teamviewer
  • The best!!!!!!
  • ... Looks like it's gone again. What's going on??  
  • Just installed latest build of windows 10 and noticed TeamViewer isn't in the store anymore. Any news about why got pulled out again?