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Microsoft is planning to combine its Windows Phone Store and Windows Store into a single app store. Sources familiar with the company's plans have revealed to The Verge that Terry Myerson, head of the operating systems group, confirmed the move in an internal company meeting today attended by thousands of Microsoft employees. We're told that Myerson committed to the "next releases" of Windows and Windows Phone, which we understand to be Windows Phone 8.1 and a special update planned for Windows 8.1. Both are due to be ready in spring 2014.

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Considering WP8 and Windows 8 share the same C++ code base, this does make sense and would be quite feasible.

For reference: Over 100,000 apps in the Windows 8 app store and 175,000 in the Windows Phone 8 app store.
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Good news. Even better if those Apps spill over to Xbox One (which they will)
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Lately Microsoft's "Innovation" can be summed up in four words: "do what Apple does."

I really think it would be better for them if they would go back to charting their own course.
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So if I have a Surface RT and I'm browsing MS's app store, I'll see apps for both the RT and Pro. But I can only use RT apps....??
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So if I have a Surface RT and I'm browsing MS's app store, I'll see apps for both the RT and Pro. But I can only use RT apps....??

No.

When you develop apps for the store prior to publishing you select the appropriate devices that you want your apps to be accessible to as well, but more than likely all the apps in the store work across all devices.

All the apps i use on my RT are usable on my PC. if the developer does not want the app to be on x86 he/she just has to untick the option Prior to publishing.
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about time
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Yes, apps. Exactly what I want on my PC, to play Jetpack Joyride. hmmsmiley02.gif
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Please please please let this be a sign that RT is coming to phones.

MS could almost literally release a kirf "Ubuntu Edge" right now......Tegra 4, 2GB RAM, 5 inch screen.

DOooo eeeeeeeht.

It should tide me over till PC class atom chips are small enough for phones.
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Good news. Even better if those Apps spill over to Xbox One (which they will)

+1

This is going to be one of the more interesting things about next gen.
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Lately Microsoft's "Innovation" can be summed up in four words: "do what Apple does."

I really think it would be better for them if they would go back to charting their own course.

I don't remember Apple having an app store that spans across PC, mobile PC and phone?

I don't remember Apple having touch based PCs,

I don't remember Apple combining form factors.

I don't remember Apple using one OS for every PC form factor.


Mostly because these are things Apple has the complete opposite attitude towards, yet are the basis for what MS are trying to do with Windows.
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Yes, apps. Exactly what I want on my PC, to play Jetpack Joyride. hmmsmiley02.gif

Sounds like you have little experience of the store or its content.
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Yes, apps. Exactly what I want on my PC, to play Jetpack Joyride. hmmsmiley02.gif

compared to minesweeper, skiifree, solitare etc....Jetpack Joyride fits right in -_-
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This is what it was supposed to be... on October 26, 2012, the release date of Windows 8. This means it will be around between one year and five months to one year and seven months late.
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