Windows 10 Mobile allows newly installed apps to be opened directly from the store

Windows 10 Mobile allows newly installed apps to be opened directly from the store
Build 10166 of Windows 10 Mobile brings a feature to the Windows Phone Store that is new to Windows Phone users. That is the ability to open a newly installed app directly from the Windows Phone Store. Yes, we know that Android users have had this ability for years, but for Windows Phone users, this is a new treat. Currently, when a new app is installed, those rockin' Windows Phone 8.1 can view a newly installed app but cannot open it.

As we noted last week, many of the changes being made to Windows 10 Mobile will allow the platform to catch up with Android and iOS. For example, another change to the Windows Phone Store will allow users to see what in-app purchases are available for each freemium app. The pricing for each of these apps is also posted. Once again, this is a feature that Android users (and iOS users as well) have already been enjoying.

Time marches on toward the expected September roll out of Windows 10 Mobile. We should see continued improvements to the platform made with each build. The big question is whether merely catching up with Android and iOS will be enough to make sure that Windows Phone survives long term..

source: WindowsCentral



1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Now this is one in addition to a hundred other perks which annoys me about the windows phone platform. Android on the other hand had it covered since quite some time.

4. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

I've used Android 4.4 and 5 a while besides WP8.1 and there is as much that WP has that Android can't offer as there is the other way around. Like installing apps completely on SD cards by default without needing any strange workarounds. Something Android tried but has still failed to offer. On WP the apps on the sdcard are encrypted by default, creating no security issues. I also miss on Android features like device hub, wifi sense, integrated mailboxes, proper exchange support, data sense with the integrated limiting of data usage. I find the backup feature in WP also infinitely better than the one in Android. I like the keyboard in WP a lot better, there's no 3rd party keyboard that comes close (not even fleksy). WP was years ahead of iOS and Android with find my phone. By having it on Windows Mobile 6 already. That was before the iPhone could run apps, before any Android device even went on sale. I prefer the continuous phone updates, like getting win10 on the oldest devices. I also prefer how touch works on WP. Compared to iOS and Android I never make touch mistakes on WP. On iOS that's awful, iPhone screens respond quickly but insanely inaccurate compared to WP.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lucky for you, everything you mentioned about Android (except WP's keyboard) is fixed in M (some of those things have been in stock Android for quite long now, or available through third parties/OEMs for a long time)

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Or how about some of that he mentioned either was in Android and got taken or is there now. Installing apps to SD cards was there years ago but they went away from it. Integrated limiting of data usega had been there for awhile. Its something you can set manually, but once its set it works. You can set by days of the week, data amount you wanna stop at, etc. I do agree Win Mo was a beast with features....which is mind boggling that MS took so long to bring some features back or dumped them in the first place. I had custom launchers/home screen replacements and custom ROMs on Win Mo 6. How MS let Android out do them is ....mind boggling....

6. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Honestly, W10M is so advanced that it makes Android and iOS looks like a feature phone OS. "The big question is whether merely catching up with Android and iOS" Alan Biased F, the list of things that W10M can do and Android/iOS can not do is bigger than your brain.

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Right. Its so advanced its adding features that the old Win Mo, Android had for years.... Even the Settings area....when I talked about this over the past few years regarding Apple....WM10 is going the logical way it was with the old Win Mo and Android. Even this universal apps thing that Android has been doing since Honeycomb.....the Android OS thats the stepchild in Android land that gets overlooked for ICS. So advanced its time traveling back in time? In that case you're right... WP started out as a hybrid of old Win Mo, Android and iOS. Now its going back to its root of Win Mo...even in name....yet its so advanced...

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Preciously, why OEM will not support WP phone after regaining their complete freedom to customize their Android phone to their heart content. If Microsoft want to success they will need to make concessions with the OEM by allowing OEM to have access to the source code to customize. If that the case, Android and WP will have no distinctive different from one another. So the reality is, OEM will only give WP platform a token support by releasing one or two models in region where Microsoft has the most influence.

15. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I know exactly what you mean by the different available features and things that are present and lacking in both. Got out my 1520 today, missed it so much. I do like it better than the s6 and considering using it as my driver but I think that's just because I prefer windows phones over the others.

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Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 12, 2015

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12. waddup121 unregistered

Great news!

2. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Two more option to add , uninstall and more to SD card . I know its there in storage sense , but adding it to the store app would make things easier for the avg user .

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Slowly getting there...keep adding those perks and redundant shortcuts Microsoft, it'll only be closing the that massive gap between Android and Windows Phone versatility.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Don't forget showing actual in app purchase price right in the store and not 'hidden' anymore.

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

All these new features are great and all, but what future is there for Windows 10 for mobile when they fired everyone they acquired from Nokia?

10. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

They fired people they don't delete programs. And also Nokia people got nothing to do with Windows programs.

14. FirstoneVorlon

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

I have been using Windows in my phones since WP 7 with and HT Ultimate. After that 2 Lumias 920, one 1520 and now a 640XL (after a bad accident with the 1520). I can't understand WHERE IN THE HELL android is better than WP (Win Mobile now). Oh yes, more apps, sure. Yes, apps with better quality (blame the developers to a greater extent, Microsoft to a lesser extent). Microsoft screw-ups here were being TOO LATE to market with WP, Windows 8 on the desktop (that created a commotion and a horde of haters for sure), they also took too long to bring Windows Phone (Win Mobile) up to a par with the competing platforms. Other mistakes were buying Nokia, they did not have to do that. It was very stupid. Microsoft could have its line of “Surface” phones, 2 or 3 models, and should focus in assist the OEMs in creating a healthy portfolio of Windows handsets. Microsoft alone WILL NOT be able to cover all the segments in the market; the OEMs can do that. In addition, to the ones that believe Microsoft broke Nokia devices, I disagree. Look at how bad Sony (handsets) and HTC are doing. They have been doing android for a LONG TIME but are almost going out of business. Competition is FIERCE. LG and Samsung have a HUGE advantage over many of its competitors. They build A LOT of the parts that goes inside their handsets (and many other handsets as well). Now the Chinese manufacturers are taking care of wiping out the rest with their rock bottom prices and top tier specs. I believe Windows Mobile will succeed, but not with Microsoft doing all the work. Microsoft must be smart, keep the OS fast, fluent, snappy, up to that feature wise and ROCK SOLID as it has always been known for. Moreover, that is not just when you buy it. The phone stays in that state until the very end of its life. Even old phones are running fine with Windows 10, and the software is NOT yet optimized. It sure is a hell of an OS but it requires Microsoft to work closely with the OEMs and have they commit to bring their phones to Windows 10. Let them do what they know what to do and Microsoft will do what It is supposed to do. Do like HTC did with the HTC M8 for Windows, now to the M9. Do that with the LG G4. Do that with the Galaxy S6, Edge and Note (though that would not work right now as the OS only supports Qualcomm SOCs). That is how Microsoft has to work to bring more users to Windows handsets. This will increase the sales of handsets, which in turn will help improve app availability and app quality. And no, Microsoft does NOT need to allow OEMs to screw up the OS like they do with android. It is a joy to be able to replace your handset with one from another manufacturer for example and have all your configurations restored without a problem, no learning curve, same true and tried interface. Differentiation between manufacturers should come from APPs. They can develop apps specific for their hardware that won’t be available in competing handsets.

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