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As we had reported earlier that Microsoft was planning to remove the apps which do not comply with its latest Age Ratings from the Windows Store.

The company had given Sept 30th as the deadline to developers to update their apps else the apps will be removed from the Windows Store.

However its been already 10 days since the passing of the final deadline and the company has not yet removed the Non Compliant apps from the Windows Store. We tried to reach out to one of the members of the spokes person of the company and this is what he had to say about the delay in removal.

As we’ve communicated over the last several months, Microsoft has adopted the simplified IARC rating system for app and game submissions to the Windows Store. All Windows Store content is certified by Microsoft to help ensure a quality experience and interact with content that is appropriate for you and your family. The process for removing non-compliant apps is on a rolling basis, as we periodically run tests and remove content that does not meet our quality certification.”

The above statement implies the fact that the company is removing the apps in a phased manner upon testing the apps and check the apps which do not comply with the norms.

The Windows Store currently holds approx 6.69Lakhs of apps from several developers, now we need to wait and see as to the number of apps which would remain in the store once Microsoft completes the process of removal of the Non Compliant apps.