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Nokia will make its Windows Phone apps available on other devices running the platform

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Nokia will make its Windows Phone apps available on other devices running the platform
Nowadays, it is quite common for smartphone manufacturers to develop and promote applications tailored exclusively for their own devices. Seems logical, doesn't it? After all, every smartphone maker is trying to win the loyalty of the ones who use their devices by any means possible, providing quality software being one of them.

Nokia, however, is intending to take a different approach when it comes to its Windows Phone apps. In an effort to contribute to the ecosystem and improve the overall user experience, Nokia is going to make its Windows Phone applications available to other devices that have Microsoft's platform running on them. Fortunately, we are not dealing with a rumor here as the news comes straight from Marco Argenti, senior VP of Developer and Marketplace at Nokia, who shared it during a recent interview.

There will be exceptions, however, as applications, which will be deeply integrated into the platform, might prove pretty tricky to run on a Windows Phone device made by HTC, Samsung, or LG, for example, and will therefore not be available. Nokia's mapping software will most probably be on the list as well – having a market-leading mapping app running on its WP handsets will most probably be among the heavily prioritized by Nokia goals.

In the meantime, the Windows Phone Marketplace has reached another milestone and now has over 25,000 apps in its catalog. It seems like developers are paying more and more attention to the platform now that Nokia is ready to adopt it.

source: Pocket-lint

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posted on 01 Jul 2011, 10:51 1

1. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


agree...developers are focusing because NOKIA adopt it..hehe...

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 10:59 1

2. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I am so happy for choosing Windows Phone, specially with the upcoming Mango update and Nokia OVI (Or not OVI) Maps coming to my HTC!

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 12:40

3. 3g (unregistered)


am glade people are gradually coming out from their shells to try something.windows phone is just an OS.lets all try it and give them a chance,afterall if u dnt lyk it der is always an option.ios and android is good but to me windows combines their flaws n improves on it.the only flaw of windows phone7 is apps which is being well addressed.
the only thing ios lacks is widgets as for customization it is even better with ios wen u jailbreak.
for android,i think its laggs too much and it aint smooth.apart from that its cool.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 13:07

4. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


If this Nokia and Windows marriage fails, it won't be for lack of trying. This is a great move by Nokia to support W7 and promote Nokia's name on other devices.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 23:15

6. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 715; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


I think both parties help each other... Nokia is proven and needs some fresh blood, and WP7 is EXACTLY that. Not a bad way to go Nokia, not a bad way at all.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 08:41

7. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


I dont like many of the applications in OVI because whenever i open it asks for the internet connection even for dictionaries downloaded from OVI. Android apps doesn't need these.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 18:22

8. NoWin for Nokia (unregistered)


This Windows theft of Nokia IP will become Nokias Death...!!!!!!

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