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A Microsoft App Store for Windows 8?

Even more speculation about a new app store for Windows 8.

We’ve had a nice long look through the slides ourselves, and that Windows Store is looking pretty interesting even at this early juncture. Early mockups show a Zune-like interface with content curated not only by Microsoft, but also partners and device manufacturers, and there’s even a “Apps your friends love” section.

The Store will also apparently recognize which device you’re using and display content appropriately — things that run on a desktop may not play nice with a tablet PC — and there’s a robust-looking developer dashboard so indie devs who intend to monetize the new platform can keep track of the goods.

Sounds like they’re playing catchup at this point but the concept is interesting…

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  • xinu

    I am absolutely convinced we will see an app store, or an online software store from Microsoft soon. Its very successful for apple, and Microsoft would be foolish not to follow apples footsteps and launch some kind of app store.