Just like a brick-and-mortar store, so too, has Microsoft decided that it is about time for something to be done about their very own virtual Windows Phone store. An expansion is in line, and it also underlines Microsoft’s seriousness in making quite the impact among mobile operating systems with their latest Windows Phone 8 effort. The Windows Phone store has been expanded to 37 new locations worldwide (Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Paraguay, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), bringing the total up to 112 supported nations.
Universal search is one of the more notable changes and improvements added to the mix, and you can check out all the search results in a single place. Not only that, you are now able to install the purchased or downloaded apps over an SD memory card, which definitely comes in handy should you be unable to find a WiFi network or decent cellular connection to fall back on. An early Christmas present from Microsoft, perhaps? [Press Release]