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VIDEO: Previewing the Windows Store

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Dec 2011 18:42 User comments (3)

VIDEO: Previewing the Windows Store Microsoft details Windows Store for developers.
Microsoft has given details about the Windows Store, the primary source of Metro-style apps for the Windows 8 operating system. In the video below, Microsoft's Antoine Leblond explains the revenue sharing and the reach of the Windows Store when it launches.

Microsoft confirmed that the beta of the Windows 8 operating system will be released in February 2012. Research firm IDC expects that Windows 8 will be pre-installed to new PCs as early as August of next year.


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3 user comments

17.12.2011 19:05

So, is it just me or are these new tiles with the primary colors ugly as hell?

I mean, I get it. I understand this idea for a new UI and it has to be touch friendly and all, but on the MS phone and on Windows 8 and here in the store they show the UGLIEST screens possible!



Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

27.12.2011 19:21

lol @ "Windows 8 will be pre-installed to new PCs as early as August" and then removed and re-installed with 7 :-p

39.12.2011 9:16

Originally posted by ThePastor:
So, is it just me or are these new tiles with the primary colors ugly as hell?

I mean, I get it. I understand this idea for a new UI and it has to be touch friendly and all, but on the MS phone and on Windows 8 and here in the store they show the UGLIEST screens possible!


They are playing to their audience. Babies and the very young prefer primary colors since they are simple to comprehend.

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