Windows 8.1, Windows Blue, Start Screen

We’ve been hearing rumors that Microsoft is looking to join Windows Phone and Windows together for a long time now, putting a stopper in one of the “leaks” the vision of One Microsoft has.

Those rumors have been all but confirmed today as sources have stated that Terry Myerson, the head of Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group, had “confirmed the move” to merge the stores “in an internal company meeting” that was “attended by thousands of Microsoft employees”.

It has not yet been revealed how the application store will work or how Microsoft plans to pull off the merge, but we could see Windows Phone apps able to snap side by side on Windows PCs, and apps scale to screen size for tablets. This would be quite useful for those of us who use too many VoIP and messaging apps to count. Hopefully we should see this roll out with Windows 8.1 next year.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at