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Windows Phone Marketplace reaches the 125,000 apps mark

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Windows Phone Marketplace reaches the 125,000 apps mark
Wow, what an impressive achievement for Microsoft, right? Just after about 2 years on the market, the Marketplace for Windows Phone devices now features over 125,000 applications.

Starting with a modest catalog of just 2000 apps, Microsoft has proven that it's serious about that whole Windows Phone thing, continuously investing in the app ecosystem of its relatively young OS. Unfortunately for Microsoft, though, Windows Phone itself is yet to catch up with the leading mobile operating systems out there, as the market share of WP is still incredibly paltry.

Anyways, having loads and loads of apps is very important for every OS out there, so it might just be a matter of time before MS joins the race of the big guys.

Here are some interesting facts about the Windows Phone Marketplace:

  • 126,530 apps were published to the Windows Phone Marketplace over the last 20 months;
  • 113,170 apps are live (publicly listed as available for download, total across 60 countries);
  • 101,517 apps are live in the US Marketplace;
  • Windows Phone reached the 125,000 milestone faster than Android (26 months), but slower than iOS (18.5 months);
  • 30,000 developers have published an app in the Marketplace;
  • Proportion of quality apps (rated five or more times) stable in the UK at 7.8% (8% in May), increasing in the US at 13.8% (12% in May).

via: AllAboutWindowsPhone

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:18 14

1. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

nice, let me get a lumia 920 and i will have a nice cam, a nice phone with apps upcoming.. (y like the designe and the cam)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:32 5

2. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

i just sold my Lumia 800 going to get a HTC 8S off contract, paying 70 euros.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 11:24 12

11. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Or u can get a lumia 820 with all of nokia exclusive apps bundled in.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 11:42

12. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

nah i dun like L820.. i will get a high end device on contract around march 2013

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 13:28 1

14. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

oh and L820 will be around 475 euro....

for 499 euro i can get the 8X

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:35

3. zeidof (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

Gooood, does anybody knows winphone 8 supporting vpn or not?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:37 3

4. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Yet still no wells Fargo app.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:41 5

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

We could be here all day if we're gonna start listing the apps windows phone doesn't have. I love my HTC Radar but the lack of POPULAR apps are really making me watch this new Nexus.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:49 1

6. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

I read somewhere else that though the number of apps have increased, the rate at which new apps comes up on windows is actually slowing down.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 16:11 2

15. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

You're right, due to the fact that most developers are waiting on Windows phone 8, the rate has been slowing down. Once Windows phone 8 is released, a bunch of apps will come.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 10:05 3

7. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

yeah!!!!very good achievement.............!!!!!!keep going windows phone .......

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 10:19 2

8. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

not as quick as android

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 10:44 1

9. Schmao (Posts: 365; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)

I have been rooting for Windows Phone since its birth. I really hope it does well. However, I am trying to make a decision between going for a Note 2 or a HTC 8X (The Lumia 920 won't be coming to T-mobile). I have been looking at these two for a while. Can someone provide me with some of what they think are the pros/cons of these two? Both ardware and software are applicable.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:28 1

13. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Note 2: PROS: Huge, Jelly Bean, good battery life, lots of support & programs CONS: Huge, Samsung isn't great with OS updates, not many apps yet that can take advantage of its form factor and resolution (for now). Android is very popular, but it's also getting stale, and showing its age, despite the very good improvements with ICS and JB.
WP8X: PROS: Still large screen, just smaller, WP8, more unique style, less prone to issues with apps due to screen resolution or size, generally better quality apps though sometimes more pricey for the paid apps, lots of support from Microsoft and very good integration with the existing and upcoming Windows ecosystems. More specialized experience, and you may be seen as a trailblazer adopting the new OS before others do, and being able to take advantage of that.CONS: HTC has been losing marketshare and money, so while there is support for them, it's less prevalent. Doesn't get a lot of the exclusive apps that Lumias get, but will have some (Nokia Maps, for instance). Fewer app choices, and some of the more popular ones are missing, but that is being resolved
That said, why not the Samsung ATIV S? I thought that, too, was coming to T-Mo. Essentially a GS3 running WP8

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 11:02 7

10. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Windows Phone will continue to bring that unique experience and most certainly prove any doubters wrong. I think it will continue to live up to strong expectations.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 17:21

16. CWBAlfredo (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Does anyone know if windows phone has Flixter, Soundhound, Pulse, Stubhub, or Urbanspoon? I'm planning on switching from IOS to WP8 when the lumia 920 comes out.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:02 2

17. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

this is actually kinda slow achievement... but im pretty sure they will achieve 200,000 app mark in no time coz Windows RT and Windows 8 are now officially announce!! and since they share same kernel-windows NT- app development between these OSes will be easy!

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