Microsoft has announced that it is rolling out nearly two dozen new online stores for Windows Phone apps and games which went liver around the world. The new web Marketplaces are available in Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, UAE, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Israel, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The company further took an initiative that is designed to make Marketplace easier to use. Some Marketplace user told the company that when search for apps by keywords or names, the results are not what expecting. In order to address the issue, company will start reviewing the keywords that developers assign to their apps and removing ones that aren’t relevant.
Finally, the company will begin requiring Windows Phone 7.5 to buy, download, or update apps from Marketplace. You’ll find a handy checklist and instructions for updating your phone on Update central, our comprehensive how-to and troubleshooting resource.