The Windows Phone store is having a bad week

Microsoft is launching Windows 10 and the new Universal Windows store for Windows 8.1 devices (to upgrade to) this week. This new store is already live on Microsoft’s Windows 10 and Windows 10 mobile, and it seems the unification process might be causing some issues with the current store.

Neowin’s Usama Jawad first noted this on twitter when he spotted an app in the Windows Phone store which was oddly lacking a title. The app in question was Namco’s PAC-MAN DX app which ordinarily has a title but was lacking one last week.

Shortly after that, we identified an issue with Shazam as well. The app had received an update in the Windows Phone store and had received a changelog to go with it.

However, not only had the app’s logo vanished from the store, but the app update changelog now reflected changes made to the Windows 8.1 app as opposed to the Windows Phone app.

Shazam bug

Finally, it was brought to our attention that twitter had recieved an update in the Windows Phone store. More accurately, the Windows Phone store had reported an update for Twitter today.

Checking the app listing reveals the app as last updated on “27/07/15” to version 3.2.10. Seeing as Twitter is one of Microsoft’s Windows 10 partners, it is not implausible that the app may about to be updated for Windows 10, nevertheless we didn’t find an update for the app on Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile or Windows 10 on the desktop.

To add to this confusion, the version number shown by the app store is an older version number as well. In other words, we have no idea what’s going on.

That’s not exactly accurate, we know that Microsoft is restructuring the Windows Phone and Windows stores behind the scenes. Weirdness like this is not entirely unprecedented, but we’d imagine most people would wish it remained confined to Windows 10 for the nearest future.

Have you experienced any strangeness with the Windows Phone store in the past week? Let us know in the comments below.

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