New Windows Phone Store for Windows Phone 8

| November 7, 2012 | 9 Replies

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:

via: WMPU


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.

  •  Collections
  • 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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  • BlazinEmperor

    I’m liking all these new developments, but I still can’t lay my hands on Nokia Lumia 820 yet, I now think wp8 is a worthy replacement to belle fp2. I’ll just wait.

  • patata

    Does it finally include a list of previously purchased / downloaded apps?

    • You can check your purchase history on 😉

      • patata

        I know, but it should be part of the marketplace app itself.
        Using isn’t really a solution. Its slow / complicated and no fun to use on the phone itself.

  • J-J

    The top picture reminds me a lot of Nokia App Highlights.
    WP8 has data compressing browsing which sounds like Nokia Express.
    And what about Nokia Counters – I recall the WP8 had something similar to that also.

    Maybe MS has acquired some apps from Nokia Beta Labs.

    Anyway… New Windows Phone Store is looking good.

    • kunwar

      i’m not sure about the similarity b/w Store n Nokia app highlights, but….

      WP8 IE10–>Nokia Xpress
      WP8 Data Sense–>Nokia Counters
      WP8 Rooms–>Nokia Pulse

      and FYI WP8 Wallet feature was built by MS with the HELP of NOKIA

      • incognito

        But… but… Nokia doesn’t know how to do software *whistle*

        • viipottaja

          But… but… Nokia cannot contribute anything to WP8…

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