Windows 8 Store Surpasses 35,000 Apps in Time for New Years

Unless you were living under a rock for the end of 2012, you have probably heard about Windows 8, Microsoft’s new pride and joy. Furthermore, Windows 8 was built for laptops, desktops, and tablets. Being that Windows is the dominant operating system in terms of laptops and desktops, it’s not surprising that over 40 million Windows 8 licenses were sold during its first month of sales.

As for the mobile side, Windows 8 hasn’t really caught on yet, with most of the mobile users still clinging to their Android and iOS devices.

Nevertheless, MetroStore scanner claims that the Windows 8 Store now contains 35,971 apps. This is clearly nowhere near what Google Play and the App Store have. However, the Windows 8 Store started with only 10,000 apps on October 30.

On some days, the Windows 8 Store seems to be adding/updating close to a thousand apps. With such incredible growth, you have to wonder how Microsoft is enticing new developers to use their platform (bribes anyone?). At this rate, the Windows 8 Store just might hit the 100,000 mark by February, as Microsoft’s sales and marketing vice president claimed.

Do you think Windows 8 has the potential to become as major player in the mobile market? How does the Windows 8 Store stack up to other app markets? Let us know in the comments below.

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5 Comments

  1. SecondScreenInsider says:

    Actually, we hope that Windows 8 has the potential to become
    a major player because we welcome competition in the market. Until then… most
    of the guests on our show choose to launch their apps on iOS first.

  2. Great applications, and an even greater O.S. :-D
    Also don’t forget the 4.000.000+ apps for the desktop :-P

  3. haz says:

    Best tablet I owned so far (Acer w510 and surface rt ) had owned ipads and androids before

  4. Graeme O'Brien says:

    I love my windows 8 tablet, wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s the Samsung ativ smart pc pro.

  5. endresult says:

    And yet nobody still wants it.

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