"The short story is that we are in a protracted battle with some patent trolls. Google for Sisvel. In order to get ourselves in a stronger position, we want to make sure no copies/instances/whatever of patent-infested technologies like MP2 and MP3 exist on our servers. Our phones never shipped with end-user MP3 playback features, but we want to use this opportunity to make sure it's not even in some remote place somewhere. For us the important thing is to defend the freedom of our users rather than cripple our phones so that certain things become 'impossible'. So please bear with us, while we go through this house cleaning effort. Best Regards, Wolfgang"