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Groupon updated with shopping cart improvements and more, but not for your Lumia

Groupon

Groupon for Windows Phone has finally been updated! The Windows Phone app hasn't received much love from the folks at Groupon, but today you're getting a nice updated. However, most of you won't be able to download the update. Why? Read on to find out.

In the Windows Phone Store there are two Groupon apps. One that's part of the Nokia Collection and only available to those with Lumia handsets. And another Groupon app for everyone with a non-Lumia device. So everybody rocking an HTC 8X or Samsung ATIV SE will be getting this new update today.

Groupon

If that's you, you'll find version 4.0.0.1813 in the Windows Phone Store with the following changes:

  • Groupon now allows you to add goods to your cart and continue shopping!
  • You can search for deals from anywhere in our app!
  • Find nearby deals easily with the nearby tab!

Groupon

Using a Windows Phone that isn't a Lumia? You're a minority within a minority, but you get the new Groupon today! Download it and let us know what you think. We'll keep you posted if the Nokia Collection version gets updated, though it hasn't seen any love since April 2013.

Via: @wpscoops

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Well, that's new!
No love for lumia
:)

k0de says:

Nope. To much love for NL xxx. About other OEM get some love.

Judge_Daniel says:

It probably happened because I literally just got my first Nokia Windows Phone. I've been using HTCs since the WinMo 6.5 Imagio and now I switch and this happens, haha.

wpn00b says:

LOL. I bet it was you. Dude, go buy a lottery ticket and give it away to me as a gift!

rodneyej says:

Windows Phone sux....

AvatarEW says:

Forgot to add... /s

Alan Sylvain says:

Groupon sucks... I've only had bad experiences with them do Lumia or not... I don't care!

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traceamar says:

I can't even find the app in Nokia Collection... Is it just me?

No I cant find it either aside from autocomplete making a reference to it in marketplace search

Duffau says:

It's a Microsoft mobile app. I just searched it and was able to find it.

Doctor_Who says:

It's not just you, because I can't find in the Nokia Collecttion either. Makes me wonder where it's at.

Dueydoodah says:

Unbelievable, in my mind.

Zeroplanetz says:

Now this is funny.

kiddj55 says:

Microsoft should just get rid of the Nokia one. Don't know why there was one to begin with. Groupon has always had love for WP8. I hope they open this one to all users soon.

blackprince says:

Because Nokia was a separate company and they put their own money up to have these apps developed so that they could differentiate themselves from the competition. Really not a hard concept.

tbonenga says:

No they put up money that Microsoft have them and not the other WP OEMS.

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cannon#WP says:

Dude Groupon, whatsapp, the weather channel app and some others were already established apps before Nokia. So the question still stands as to why there is a Nokia version when there was no noticeable difference before this fragmented update.

Not all the apps in the Nokia collection were original apps. A lot of them existed already and were essentially the same app.

I always thought it was a bit odd as it just made the list huge and harder to spot new actual exclusives.

Clodderes says:

Well, then we can just install the non Nokia collection to get the update. I think it's no longer exclusive, and the one that will get future update will be the one for all device

lyubomeer says:

Lo wut? Srsly, is there any logic in your comment?

Yes. It made perfect sense if you are used to reading internet English.

It just isn't correc.

I'm curious, why can't a Lumia owner install the non-Lumia-specific version?

lyubomeer says:

Well, guess they just want to keep track of how many non Lumia users vs Lumia users download their apps(in this case when there are 2 versions). But I'm more than sure there is such a statistic tool for developers.

Other than that, I can't think of some other reason.

Even Samsung has that for chaton except even them users can download the non collection version

neo158 says:

Exactly, I've never understood what the difference is between the two versions. Is there a reason why Lumia users can't download the non Lumia version of the Groupon app as well?

Just change your region to HTC and you'll be fine.

neo158 says:

I didn't know HTC was a region!!?!

lyubomeer says:

LOL!! But now you know :3 I'm moving to HTC region soon, to the little town named Titan, got a job there. All my friends want to move there too.

Lol the town is selling you a false dream. All they'll do is take your money and run. Remember a beautiful town named surround? It had so much promise but eventually it became a ghost town and we never saw another firmware update again.

How many times has this happen with Nokia? No often at all...

lyubomeer says:

Yeah.. Remember the beats county in the HTC region? It's probably gonna be in the apple region soon ;)
And no, Nokia never did that to its people living in the neighborhood

TJWINS says:

This is because Groupon found out that Lumia will be rocking full Android soon :P

Montpbm says:

Wow! About dang time!!

KeegdnaB42 says:

Someone want to explain why Lumias are blocked from downloading the non-Nokia Collection version?

This isn't the case with other apps where Nokia had a special version

lyubomeer says:

No one wants yo explain. Cause it's racist, lol

hah.

Sure that r in racist wasn't a typo.

I could dictate to help aleviate your multitasking.

Hello...please develop smc mobitrade for windows it's important for investor in stock market....develop it...other ios and Android platform they have..........

hopmedic says:

Since they read this post, right? If you want an app you need to contact the developer of that app, not those of us who can't write the app.

MikeSo says:

They'll get right on that now.

lyubomeer says:

Lol, seems legit.

Peg Leg says:

S l o w N E W S d a y.....cyan, help, where are you ?

Montpbm says:

Soooooo they no longer have the other one... This is so stupid of them!

xankazo says:

Those divisions are plain stupid and do nothing but hurt Windows Phone itself.

misfitpierce says:

I don't use Groupon but that's funny. Oh well, we get the love for everything else so...

Miistercoool says:

Wow that sucks! :-o

Jazmac says:

In other words, nothing changes on my Lumia. I didn't have it before, still don't have it.

lyubomeer says:

Haha, true that

Come on Microsoft Mobile. Get with the program!

PittaMan says:

Cant even install on my 920 when i download the xap manually. What in the actual fuck...

DaiaX says:

Guess i can enjoy this type of news.

Mediademics says:

Man! I used to have the non Nokia Groupon app but lost it switching to my 1520. I actually like Groupon and have been using the mobile site since the Nokia app is so horrible.

tczinder says:

Ha! Some love for my HTC 8X... If only I cared to download this! :-P

Good!!! Even the playing field. Now Lumia's know how it feel!

Davestrada says:

These headlines are cruel... BBM available but NOT for you... Now NOT FOR YOUR LUMIA, then it will be NOT FOR YOU USELESS OS USER

Sam Sabri says:

Life is cruel, Davestrada.

lyubomeer says:

That's what she said

Jazmac says:

I can't even look at the Groupon issue like that. They make zero dollars if no one buys groupon. NOTHING. Most of us have Lumia and most of us have disposable income of which groupon gets none of it. And after this stunt, they won't ever get a dime from me. 

But I will take issue with the post though. Why even make this a headline story? This wasn't worth telling us in a headline. Its not news, its something you normally hear from the Verge or CNet.
 

caliborn says:

I'll bet you don't have a problem when there are articles about an update for one of the Nokia apps do you?

Jazmac says:

Do  you even own a  Windows Phone?
 

caliborn says:

Ativ S Neo and before that an HTC Arrive. Anything else?

Jabid21 says:

I never really got the purpose of Nokia Collection. Most of the apps are republished apps already available in the store. I used to think it was there only for Lumia exclusives.

I know what you mean wp7 had that kind of appeal some devs were paid to develop just for that wp manufacture

nitishgarg says:

Not for India :-(

Wow, really. I would use Groupon but due to the lack of app capabilities, I was deleted. I was so upset when I tried using that app. Now its not available for Lumia devices. What type of news is that?

Trevor Wolfe says:

I want this and I want it now

 

 

The fragmentation of the app store shouldn't be existent

IceDree says:

"Using a Windows Phone That Isn't a Lumia? You're a Minority Within a Minority"
I feel special ... Very special (in a good way) ... Thanks Sam :D

jsantana0793 says:

Microsoft should make all apps available on every phone..

jsantana0793 says:

Calm down people. I'm sure there will be a resolution. People are so impatient and quick to jump to conclusions. Immature people.

JoRdaNeK says:

No love for Lumia/128mbRAM/wp7.8

supersmex says:

In my htc8x 8.1 It seems to work well enough. It's also pretty and more polished. The previous app was ok but not great

vkm1183995 says:

It shows this item is not currently available in the store on Lumia 520

pankaj981 says:

Read the article

chris88492 says:

Haha! HTC 8X here. LOSERS

Sjoshi333 says:

Guys anyone know how to enter into Tester's List

Dafter says:

Who even use Samesung??

I did 3 weeks ago but now not much since I got an icon

cannon#WP says:

I will as soon as at&t gets a new ativ.

neo158 says:

Samesung, that's so original. Did you come up with that all by yourself?

To answer your question though, people using the new version of Groupon!!!!

uopjo6 says:

WP is a mess

Looking into there is an error code display when you try to download guess they pulled it

cannon#WP says:

I keep telling people, the Nokia collection is nothing to be jealous about.

MaulerX says:

So 95% of the people with a Windows Phone won't get this update. Ok.

Montpbm says:

Right lol absolutely crazy..

desitunez says:

Which Lumia ? Andriod or WP ? :D

 

Slovenix says:

ATIV looks just nice on that picture :)

shauntipson says:

Microsoft one is total pants check out does not work images distorted

saBBfanBoy says:

The Lumia one really sucks but at least it gets the job done. :/

error 805a0194 for the download link in India

MarCou says:

Little lumia met LG G3 and said:"Some day I will grow up and become thoroughbred Android. From that day on I have all the apps available and no one will kick my head anymore. And our flagship will be latest technology just like you. And from that day on we even have fully support by Microsoft and get their latest updates."

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Slovenix says:

Hard to admit, but it's true. They need to step up their game.. Specs must be up to date to the technology today.. All other big OEMS, OEMS, OEMS, they all have their own new hardware available now and Android is growing fast and same does their services, in a pretty beautiful way..
What's up with Nokia flagships .. Coming out when every other OEM updates to newer processors and screens..

Giddora says:

The 1520 and 930 was released at the same time with the same specs as any Android flagship.

Slovenix says:

Snapdragon 800 was relased more than a half-year ago and so do 1080p screens, all Android flagships relased before 930 are using 801
+ you can actually get those phones, unlike Lumia 930 haha :)

ChainXOR says:

What a mess....this kind of stupidity is what is keeping people from bying a WP device.

offbeatbop says:

Two separate apps? Genius

Why this happens if the system is the same???

IcyMcDreamy says:

Guys, you are blowing this incident out of proportion. Obviously there was a publishing issue due to the two different apps that were on the market. You can bet they will get it fixed soon.

It's not like this was a planned giant middle finger to Lumia users.

lkwah says:

You can install now for Lumia phone

coby5555 says:

Samsung = Htc = Shiet xd

JFB23 says:

Lumia app update today broke the app for update install. Uninstall and reinstall gets it to work. Now double wide tile and loss of using Nokia maps to name a few are missing. It appears the update was a fallback to a previous wp7 version.

JFB23 says:

Good news is that the Groupon, inc app is available for my Lumia 1020.

Darkgift says:

I got it for my Icon. I now how have both installed.