Windows Phone version of Adobe Reader downgraded in "update"

One of the higher profile apps in the Windows Phone Store is causing some issues with some people in the US. The app is Adobe Reader and this weekend, reports started coming in that Windows Phone users who are prompted to install a new update get an older version of the PDF reader software than the one they already had installed.

Specifically, WPCenter.com reports that the update actually downgrades Adobe Reader back down to version 9.0. The last version for Windows Phone devices is 10.1, which was launched three weeks ago. It's currently unknown why this situation is happening but at the moment it appears to be affecting only US Windows Phone owners.

Microsoft recently has been making a big deal of the fact that they have been making improvements to the Windows Phone Store (the new name for the previously branded Windows Phone Marketplace). However, it's clear that there are still some bugs and issues that need to be addressed.

With the launch of Windows Phone 8 just a few weeks away, Microsoft might have to double check their work to make sure everything is set correctly in order for the expected new rush of Windows Phone users in the coming months.

Source: WPCentral.com | Image via Adobe

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Everyone is quick to assume this is a marketplace "bug". But who's to say this wasn't intentional? Isn't it feasible that Adobe pushed the downgrade for some reason? Or even that it was Adobe themselves that made the error?

Not saying it is because we don't know, but jumping to the conclusion that it's a bug in the store isn't right either.

TCLN Ryster said,
Everyone is quick to assume this is a marketplace "bug". But who's to say this wasn't intentional? Isn't it feasible that Adobe pushed the downgrade for some reason? Or even that it was Adobe themselves that made the error?

Not saying it is because we don't know, but jumping to the conclusion that it's a bug in the store isn't right either.

Considering that it's not a global issue and most updates are going through fine (to version 10.0.1.1 as mine has in the UK) - it suggests and error somewhere, and could be an issue at Adobes end or MS's end, no one knows just yet.

Microsoft recently has been making a big deal of the fact that they have been making improvements to the Windows Phone Store (the new name for the previously branded Windows Phone Marketplace). However, it's clear that there are still some bugs and issues that need to be addressed.

Or you know, the developers uploaded the wrong .xap. It's not MS' job to make sure people upload the correct version of their apps.

-Razorfold said,

Or you know, the developers uploaded the wrong .xap. It's not MS' job to make sure people upload the correct version of their apps.

Which seems more likely. Especially considering it's Adobe, who generally has an air of incompetence...

In any event, I'm sure it will be fixed in no time.

I went to check my version, it was 10.0.1 or something. Then went to start screen and it said I had an update... I knew what it was So I updated just to check and sure enough, at 9.0.0.

Canada as well. I have a Lumia 800 on Fido and "updated" yesterday to 9 from 10 without realizing it. And before anyone asks, it's not a type. I opened up the app and it's the old one.

John Callaham said,
We mention in the story that this issue appears to be limited to US owners...
Seems to be why everyone mentions a country... but at least one from Canada appears to have been downgraded. Maybe it's limited to North America?

I just got that update last night, I should see if it is indeed a downgrade

The previous version worked so much faster than the ones before it

.Neo said,
Here in the Netherlands Adobe Reader on my Nokia Lumia 900 got updated to version 10.1.1 yesterday.

Same here in the UK.

.Neo said,
Here in the Netherlands Adobe Reader on my Nokia Lumia 900 got updated to version 10.1.1 yesterday.

How did you get 10.1.1? I'm still on 10.1.0...