Windows Phone, 7.8 Applications, Windows Phone Marketplace Apps

Microsoft warned the tech world in April that it would be snipping legacy OS support in Windows Phone Marketplace within a few weeks, and it just made good on that heads-up.

As of now, you’ll need at least a Windows Phone 7.5 device to shop for, review and update apps. Microsoft argues that the cutoff is needed to improve speed and security in the Marketplace as well as lay a foundation for a better Windows Phone future.

Given that virtually every handset on the market can get Windows Phone 7.5 today and will be able to get Windows Phone 8 later, if it doesn’t already ship with Windows Phone 7.5 preloaded, you have every good reason to grab the update through Microsoft’s desktop apps and keep yourself in the Windows Phone Marketplace downloading biz.

Engadget, Windows Phone blog

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at