With the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 920, things are certainly looking a lot more attractive on the Windows Phone front, but will the lack of apps (compared to Android and iOS at least) be the cause of poor adoption? While Microsoft is still playing catch up to iOS and Android and have numbered over 100,000 apps in their store so far, they have announced several changes that they will be making to their apps store which hopefully will make it an easier place to navigate for both old and new users alike. For starters they will be changing the name from the Marketplace to the Windows Phone Store, which will be in line with the Windows Store that is being introduced in the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
They have also updated the site’s design, making it cleaner and added a couple of new menus, and an interesting distinction that they have made is to separate apps and games. While games can be technically called apps, we guess Microsoft wanted to make the distinction clearer and perhaps unclutter the list of apps that might have been overrun by game listings. These changes will be rolling out to Australia and New Zealand first, followed by the rest of the world in the coming weeks. More details can be found on the Windows Blog in the source link below.
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