February 7, 2023

Microsoft: Windows Phone Store Now Has 120,000 Apps

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While making the announcement of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore just revealed that the Windows Phone Store is now home to over 120,000 apps, an increase of 20 percent over the 100,000 apps we last reported on June 6.

The Windows Phone platform has seen steadily increasing adoption and more developers appear to be moving toward the side of the aisle occupied by the artist formerly known as Metro. Which is a very good thing, as many of the biggest complaints about Windows Phone is the lack of app content, something Microsoft has taken very seriously lately.

According to the company, 46 of the 50 most popular apps on other platforms will be available on the Windows Phone 8 operating system. We’re hoping that most of the VoIP applications will join the WP8 app ranks soon (and take advantage of Microsoft’s “Rich Communication Suite” APIs to make the experience more seamless).