Microsoft has announced that it has temporarily suspended the publishing of Windows Phone apps to its mobile store due to a download bug, the bug is causing some sort of issue with digital certificates when developers publish new applications.
This week we discovered an issue with our new digital certificates that’s caused us to temporarily stop publishing new apps. As my colleague Mazhar mentions in his related post, the issue impacts only phones that upgraded to Windows Phone 7.5 from an earlier version of the operating system and only apps published in the last couple of days.
Some customers who try to download a new app may see an error message. If they’re attempting to update an existing app, they might repeatedly be prompted to retry the update. We don’t recommend that people uninstall these apps because they might not be able to download and use them again until we deploy our fix.
Microsoft hasn’t given a specific timescale on how long the issue will take to fix, you can find out more details over at the Windows Team blog.