Leaked image of Windows 10 Store reveals Windows Phone app from HTC
posted by Alan F. / Dec 14, 2014, 12:16 PM
The appearance of the HTC app in the Windows 10 Store also suggests that the manufacturer is working on handsets that will employ Windows 10 for phone. With chatter about HTC's next flagship phone beginning to pick up, there is talk that a version of the codenamed HTC Hima will be powered by Windows Phone.
Windows 10 for phone is rumored to be undergoing testing on handsets inside Microsoft. While the new OS is not expected to see the light of day until the middle of next year at the earliest, all Lumia models running Windows Phone 8 will receive an update to the new mobile Windows build.
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If it tells me that I'm low on space it's the first thing I will delete.
posted on Dec 14, 2014, 12:54 PM 1
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The app sounds sorta useless. But it is good to see HTC support WP
posted on Dec 14, 2014, 1:04 PM 3
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they pretty much proved it with M8 with Windows
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 12:07 AM 0
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By the looks of things, it seems this is a photo from the Desktop version of Windows 10. If so, I don't know how I feel with phone apps showing up on the Desktop version. I'd rather have just desktop apps show up so I don't get confused and am suggested programs that will actually use the processing power in my PC.
posted on Dec 14, 2014, 1:24 PM 0
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Because it is a unified OS. All current universal apps, will run in windows 10 regardless of enviorment, according to MS that is. Meaning, htc could be planning a tablet. But it also shows that windows store is about to get a app boost. Now we just need people to utilize MS tools and start porting over legacy stuff. I want mechwarrior 2 on my phone dangit!
posted on Dec 14, 2014, 1:28 PM 1
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Making universal apps is a really bad idea. Specific apps for specific platforms like what Apple is doing is the way to go. This feels like its an app written for a phone showing up on the desktop version. I would not need this on my PC most definitely. You could argue that its for the tablet PCs but haven't Microsoft learnt that the tablet windows has to be different from the PC windows? A specific windows designed for Tablets (that run legacy and have tablet specific apps) not the same windows for both PC and tablets. Also if specific apps are written for the specific platform, then the apps would be more optimized and there wont be any overuse or underuse of the processing power available. So universal apps is not the way to go micro-soft.
posted on Dec 14, 2014, 3:32 PM 0
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Folks it appears there will be 2 types of programs on a Windows 10 desktop computer. first and foremost will be the X86 Intel /AMD CPU full complex legacy Programs and the NEW less complex UNIVERSAL APPS programs. I have been using Windows 8 from the days it was a free beta program so I am used to this but a lot of folks are not. DIE HARD DESKTOP users do not want tiles Universal Apps. Windows 10 will automatically boot directly to the desktop if you do not have a touch screen monitor and use a mouse and keyboard and do other things like allow Universal apps to work on the desktop I am using a version of Windows 10 tech preview where I boot directly to the desktop and have the full complete Windows start screen full of my chosen tiles Apps when I click the windows key. In this version of Windows 10 tech preview when you actuate a tile app it goes to full screen but when you minimize it it appears on the desktop in a window where you can use it. that works perfect for me. but I wish I could resize it more. Windows10 is going to be OK a Hit no matter if you are an OLD DESKTOP JUNKIE or more adventurous like me. I expect the smart Phone version will be great too.
posted on Dec 14, 2014, 4:25 PM 0
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