Windows Phone 7.5 Required for Marketplace

Windows Phone users: if you are behind the times and have not updated your software on your phone, you’re going to have to if you want to keep using the Windows Phone Marketplace, which now requires version 7.5. Good news: it’s a free update. Grab it if you need it, and you now do.

Most phones are already running Windows Phone 7.5, which was released last fall, and so most of you won’t notice anything different about how the Marketplace works. However, if your phone has an earlier version of our software installed, you’ll soon start seeing an error message when you try to download a new app, or update one you already own. (I say “soon" because it will take a day or two for the changes we made today to take effect.)