The way you shop for applications on Microsoft devices could be changing with the next go-around of system introductions.
The company has announced that it will combine both its Windows Phone Store and general Windows Store into one single app offering, similar to what Apple did with its own App Store years ago. According to The Verge, Microsoft’s head of operating systems Terry Myerson confirmed the move during an internal company meeting, committed to the “next releases” of the Windows and Windows Phone. This will take place through special 8.1 updates for both OSes which are expected in spring 2014.
It’s unknown just how the Windows store will operate, but you can expect it to be convenient when it comes to looking up apps and services for the devices. No word yet if Microsoft is planning something similar for its Xbox One console, though its Dashboard doesn’t look too shabby at the moment.
Source: The Verge