Microsoft has combined its Windows Store for PC and tablets with the Windows Phone Store for the Windows Phones into ‘a big under-one-roof shopping mall‘.
The single app store by Microsoft if part of the Redmond Company long-term strategy to unify the upcoming Windows 10 experience to users across all devices; PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Previously users on Windows PCs and tablets used Windows Store to browse through available apps for Windows. While users on Windows Phone devices (smartphones) used Windows Phone Store to browse through a list of apps available for their devices.
Now, Microsoft has merged the two platforms into a singular platform. The move is the first step by the Company towards establishing a true ‘Universal App’ store, where users can get Windows app for all their devices; including the Xbox gaming console.
Microsoft’s representative said that although they have merged the app store for PCs and Smartphones, the store is yet to become the anticipated ‘unified Windows Store’. The company has yet to realize the truly ‘Universal App’ store that would allow developers and users the same experience across different Windows devices.
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