Nokia App Reality video suggests that Windows Phone isn't far behind Android and iOS when it comes to apps


Nokia and Microsoft want to make sure that consumers will no longer see Windows Phone as that mobile OS that doesn’t have enough apps. Nokia released a video which presents the “new app reality of Nokia and Windows Phone”, suggesting that there’s no reason to choose Android or iOS over Microsoft’s OS just because the first two platforms have a significantly larger number of apps. Nokia says that many Android and iOS apps aren’t useful, or are redundant (for example, there are more than 1,000 flashlight apps in Apple's App Store).

Nokia reminds us that “many of the true icons of the app world are already available in Windows Phone Store.” And if you can’t find an app on WP, there are alternatives, or exclusive apps - including Nokia HERE Maps, Nokia ProCam, Microsoft Office, and Xbox integration.

At the moment, there are over 200,000 apps available in Windows Phone Store, and, according to Nokia, some of the best designers are “building gorgeous apps everyday specifically for Windows Phone.” Check out the App Reality video below.



What do you think, is Windows Phone on par with Android and iOS when it comes to apps (not their sheer number, but their actual usefulness)?

source: Nokia (YouTube) via WP Central

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113 Comments

1. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Its I had a easy transition from Note 3 to Lumia 1520, I was worried I join too early, but it seems I join at the right time, been with android for so long so it definitely felt good to try something new

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Great bro. WP is getting hotter n hotter every day. My next upgrade is lumia in 2015 summer, I'm excited. I left my N8 in 2013 summer, so after two years - in 2015 summer I'm coming back to Nokia again.

45. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

You will love it, by time you come back it will feel brand new to you

52. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I'm sure I will love it and will feel brand new.

54. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

It will be brand new alright, but it won't be the Nokia you/we loved. It'll be in the hands of Microsoft, calling itself Lumia. Nokia has lost a lot of key people that made Nokia, Nokia, since the announcement of the merger. Such as Nokia's key designer, Marko, Nokia's Camera Guru, Damian Dinning and people as such.

58. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You are good at pointing out the negative side, but can you ever say anything positive?... So, everyone knows that your opinion is credible can you tell us what the positive side of MS building Lumias is?... Speak up!! ................. Or, are you just trolling, and unnecessarily whining as usual... Why don't you give us some real constructive criticism that points out the good, and the bad.. Because there's a potential for both... ??????

59. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"can you ever say anything positive ... Why don't you give us some real constructive criticism that points out the good, and the bad?" I will, if there is anything positive/anything good about Windows Phone.

60. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's something negative again... So you admit that you're a troll?

64. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Like you, I can't claim something negative as being positive. One can only hope something negative to become positive.

65. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I already told you that it's too late.. It's to late to explain yourself.. You've already dug your hole deep enough.. Do you want to dig it deeper?

69. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

No thanks. Its not as deep as the hole you're in, but Windows Phone will take care of it, like how it took care of yours.

70. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Just keep making it worse for yourself... You better start believing, because you're playing with fire..

74. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"You better start believing" What? The lies of the Windows Phone fans? "because you're playing with fire" ??

61. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You know what... Forget it... I can't help what happens to you because of your negative attitude.. I know you are a negative person outside of PA.. Be careful.. .................. Just be really cautious for the next few days, and don't take any risk..

62. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Chillax. He's a heavy pessimist.

63. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I already said forget it... But, it's to late now...

72. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Honestly I do not care if Nokia not making it with their name on it, as long as the same team made it the phone can have any name, even if it was called flappy bird I would still buy it as long as its the same team

83. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol.. Flappy bird..

76. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Apps are there in the store....im just skeptical about the games....and most of them either do not release on windows phone or come very late....i wanna try windows phone too...i love the interface and the smoothness...its just i also play a lot on my mobile...so if the developers would take windows phone as seriously even though its not that common...it wud be awsome...because when they support...the os will automatically grow..

85. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Very, very true... But, MS is horrible at marketing, and awareness, and they refuse to do what is necessary to highly promote WP to a level where it is known, and recognized, by the average consumer... ................... Until MS quits playing around with WP then everyone else will keep "playing around" with it ....... I remember driving down the highway several years ago seeing Droid billboards showing that Droid has apps.. That was a huge marketing effort by Motorola at the time... Have you ever seen MS/Nokia do anything that big, for that long, that consistently for any aspect of WP?? ..................... I'll say it over, and over, again... There is nothing wrong with WP.. WP has more than enough to offer for at least the average consumer.... WP is not the problem, apps are not the problem, features are not the problem. And, MS really won't have an excuse after WP8.1.. No, WP isn't the problem... The problem is Marketing, awareness, and perception, and all of that can be greatly improved on.. I blame MS because they know their position in mobile, they've developed a solid platform, and they just refuse to take it to another level.

86. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

What they should do is take out atleast 2 more value for money phones....one in the mid segment and another a high end one like a nexus....the lower end is already covered by lumia 520 nd 525 (which is y its actually doing decently in the lower segment market)...and they need to do this fast...and keep the supply up...so that when people see that they get much better specs on same price...people will atleast be curious to take a look... And then they need to advertise like mad men...once this is done there will be awareness and there will be market for windows phone...they just need to do this once...and then maybe if they want...follow a nexus like line in the future...

91. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It doesn't matter what kind of device it is. It can be super high end, or ultra low end... If you do what's necessary to market the device, and build excitement on a high level, the device should do fairly well... ..................... It's not rocket science, and nothing abstract needs to be applied here... Just common sense... That's been really hard for MS in the recent past.. Lets hope with the restructuring they pull their heads out of their a$$es....

104. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I do believe marketing and perception are huge problems for MS. Many, many people didnt just jump ship from the old Win Mo for nothing. And I think for them and BB.....perception is gonna be the downfall of their platforms.

105. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It will be if something isn't done about marketing.. But, I wouldn't say that it's definitely going to be the downfall of MS products because it's nowhere near too late.

101. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Once again a WP related article is the most popular current article on PA... That says a lot..

2. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Youtube LoL Nothing beats Google's own official app Well Facebook too :D

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

We have full browser support, so meh. Metro tube works great, no ads either. Score. Facebook? they are the same app at least in my quick look

10. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Not as perfect as official apps available for android Still there are so many features which are not made available for WP in those apps And i dont know why comments are hidden or disabled on those metro tube or etc etc

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So many features which are not made available...like WHAT ?

18. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Chats has to be keep refreshing manuslly every time to get a new message??

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