01-27-2013, 11:26 AM #26
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01-27-2013, 12:46 PM #28
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As of now there are only 2 stores, windows phone store and windows 8 store.
Windows 8 Store, you can also browse via web:
Apps for Windows 8 - Microsoft Windows
Windows Phone Store, you can also browse via web
Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
Now with regards to RT and Win 8 Pro, they share the same store which is Windows 8 Store.
"windows phone store are the same from windows RT store! RT!"
Now to further complicate things, Windows 8 Pro, can run both legacy software (win7 apps that only resides on desktop) and modern apps (which is offered in windows 8 store). While the limitation of Windows RT is that it can only run apps from Windows 8 store which is esscentially a modern win 8 app. The only thing RT can run on desktop mode is Office, Internet Explorer and Notepad.
- 01-27-2013, 01:14 PM #29
Well Zilab i guess your right, because MS Surface runs on RT and ppl were not happy because you cant run desktop applications! Thats why MS made Surface Pro that runs on Windows 8 not RT.
So again to my point, MS should ditch RT if it has the same store as W8 not WP8! and focus on both to make WP OS much much better
01-27-2013, 02:02 PM #30
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- 01-27-2013, 03:33 PM #33
Okay to simplify...Microsoft has Microsoft store, Windows store and Windows phone store
Microsoft store is for purchase of PC's, laptops, Xbox, Office, Tablets
Windows store is to download windows 8 and its relevant apps...one can find apps for Surface RT here but not all apps would work on RT
Windows phone store is as the name suggests
Am I right folks or do I need to understand something else?? This s**t is pretty confusing...
MS released Surface RT...then said all your apps cannot work on it...but apart from the existing Windows app there are no specific apps for windows RT...so a consumer is left with a tablet having some pre-installed apps and thats about it..hence poor sales for RT leading to further fall in app build up rate..
Windows phone market is growing but there are still no apps..
What I get from all these is that somewhere MS has got all this messed up..
The simple strategy would be having windows 8 and surface pro running same apps...and windows phone sharing same kernel...so that the developer needs to build an app once and modify a bit to release it on all platforms...why the **** do we require Surface RT and its related confusion??
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- 01-27-2013, 04:05 PM #35
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- 01-27-2013, 07:08 PM #39
Don't get me wrong windows phone has some good quality apps but the big ones are much better on android with way more functionality and they just work. I always got my notifications on my android phone they were always quick and I never missed them because of the fantastic notification centre I'm not trying to be a fan boy but I don't think anyone can deny that one of the greatest things about android is the notification centre/drop down bar even ios stole the idea. I'm really hoping to get a lot out of this platform but if things don't improve what is the point! It's 2013 hardware and software is really advanced now, people aren't going to be patient enough to wait for basic things!
- 01-27-2013, 10:10 PM #40
Can we get back to the topic now? Notifications?
I agree with sharpinator, its been long enough waiting for these issues to be fixed and they have yet to be addressed years later. They need to get their act together and very fast as i already feel burned about my L900, i gave it another shot with L820, but ashore this will be my last Windows Phone if notifications are not fixed quickly and app quality is not improved at a faster rate. I find it unbelievable that even apps developed by Microsoft and major apps that change peoples minds about a phone (that being Facebook) are neglected so much.
Does anyone have any news about any updates for Facebook app as there was little change from v2.7 to v4.0 and virtually no changes at all from v4.0 to v4.1. And i wonder where is that promised update for WhatsApp and Viber? And where is the WP8 compatibility for Tango? Also where is the basic sign out feature for Skype?
- 01-27-2013, 11:00 PM #41
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- 01-28-2013, 01:26 AM #43
01-28-2013, 01:33 AM #45
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It's pretty simple really - Windows phone 8 store = phone apps - they share a lot of the same architecture as Windows 8, so porting applications from Windows 8 to Windows phone 8 is made more simple thanks to the tools MS has provided.
There are plenty of apps for Windows RT - in fact, there are MORE big name apps on RT than on Windows Phone 8. Windows 8 store is a place to get all your software from. If it's compiled for ARM - it'll show up on your RT device. If it's not, then it wont. It can be a little confusing for consumers to understand the differences in architecture but all in all, I think most people understand the differences here.
Trust me when I say that there are no shortages of apps for RT and it's growing fast.
Even though it's putting MS in a difficult place now, they had to separate RT and legacy apps - why? Let's say MS said all Windows 8 applications had to be compatible with RT (Arm processors) - That would mean there would be NO applications, NO software, basically nothing - My alienware desktop would only be running Angry Birds right now... In 2 years time, when all apps are compiled for both ARM and x86 processors, then MS can start integrating, but right now think of it as a system requirement - your ARM based computers (RT) can't handle the power needed from x86 chips.
- 01-28-2013, 06:04 AM #46
- 01-28-2013, 08:00 AM #47
I agree with Bilal here...I too love the OS, its fast and has great potential.
I knew what apps I will have, since I was using Lumia 800 since 1 yr. My problem is 3 months since the launch, the apps MS promised have not been launched yet and no news. The apps in WP store might be good but they are not the top apps across other platforms. Certain old apps are not working with new platform. I am in medical profession and don't even get me started on medical apps. I might not have the patience that others might have but i feel that's how today's gadget users are.
Regarding notification center even if you have built a live tile for an app, if you miss the notification you have to scan live tiles of all the apps which can send u a toast and than open the one which is showing some number over it. So its a big process...hunting a live tile...opening an app and then replying.
A decent notification center will save this trouble.
- 01-28-2013, 10:41 AM #48
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