Microsoft working on updates for built-in Windows 8 apps


Microsoft working on updates for built-in Windows 8 apps


Microsoft is reportedly working on updates for its built-in Windows 8 apps. The app updates will be made available for manufacturers so as to include it by default in computers shipped in the future. The updates are available from Store app for users who already have Windows 8 RTM installed in their devices. The store will notify users whenever an update is available. Users can open the Store app and tap on the update link for installing the app they need on their respective devices.

The app updates will continue till October 26th of this month. The first built-in app to get the update is Bing app.

The list of apps that will receive an update within October 26th includes SkyDrive, Calendar, Mail, Maps, People and Messaging, Weather, Photos, Games, etc.

The interesting updates to be included with various apps include;

Ability for purchasing videos in local currencies

  • New games

  • Enhanced Customization

  • Custom Pushpins

    Microsoft is toiling hard to eventually turn the tide in favor of them with the launch of Windows 8. As part of that, they have given a neat looking interface to Windows market place. Windows Phone Market Place is also rebranded as ‘Windows Phone Store’. Microsoft is trying to catch up with the popularity and dominance enjoyed by both iOS and Android operating systems in the international Smartphone and tablet segment.

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