Microsoft Yanks Bing App From Foreign App Stores

Microsoft this week began quietly removing its Bing app from all versions of the App Store except the US one. A spokesperson quoted by the web site Neowin explained: “When we released the iPhone application we inadvertently made it available to all countries in which the Apple Marketplace has a presence. We noticed the error within 24 hours and took steps to remove availability for all countries except for the US.”

As Neowin noted, it’s not clear why it took three months for the app to be deleted, if Microsoft realized its mistake within a day after releasing the Bing app last December. The spokesperson confirmed that international versions of the Bing app are in the works but no release dates are currently available.