Windows Phone Store replaces Marketplace not just in name but with a few updates.
You can see a quick screenshot of the whole panorama experience above (Now, like in old WP7, doesn’t that make for an intriguing tablet layout?)
There are a couple of posts from the Windows Phone blog at Microsoft to explain what’s going on:
Marketplace search has apparently been improved. I complained about this a few months back and it seems to be on it’s way to being somewhat useful now.
- New personalized recommendations
- Easier way to buy
- Family Friendly features
The WP blog says they’re far from finished.
WP7.5 will get some under-the-hood changes. Marketplace name will remain.
As part of the infrastructure upgrade, Windows Phone 7.5 devices were automatically sent a new configuration file that pointed them to the new Store service. But some customers—about two to four percent—have phones that for various reasons can’t automatically retrieve the new file. In the next few weeks, these customers will see a specially-created app in Marketplace called Refresh Marketplace. Once they run it, they’ll enjoy the same improved app search and smarter app lists as new Windows Phone 8 users.
Category: Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone
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