Windows Phone/RT welcome dozens of new apps: Instagram, Vine, FIFA 2014, Asphalt, Temple Run 2 and more

Windows Phone/RT welcome dozens of new apps: Instagram, Vine, FIFA 2014, Asphalt, Temple Run 2 and more

It really is Nokia's world today at Abu Dhabi – the Espoo-based handset maker has come out with a number of very compelling firsts today. So much so, in fact, that we wish we could somehow shake off that gloomy smile off our faces and witness the legendary company's latest attempt to get back into the big game without a sense of dread. A talk for another day, perhaps.



The new set of Nokia hardware goodness, however, is only a part of the whole package that the Finnish manufacturer will be pushing for consumers to consider. Whereas the aforementioned hardware has hardly ever been a weak point for most any of Nokia's devices during the last few years, the software undoubtedly has, despite Microsoft's best efforts with Windows Phone/RT. That's not to say that the underlying functionality and looks of the platform are not compelling, rather, it's the lack of an exhaustive app store that has been holding the software down. Today, Nokia is hoping to change that for at least some of us, by adding dozens of new apps to the Windows Phone/Windows RT platforms. Though an exact timetable wasn't provided, starting today, you can expect the see the following in the coming weeks: 







Windows Phone/RT welcome dozens of new apps: Instagram, Vine, FIFA 2014, Asphalt, Temple Run 2 and more

Quite a mouthful, huh? Nokia didn't stop there, however, and also announced that it'll be offering $5 million worth of rewards through its DVLUP developer program that is now available to Asha devs, too. Moreover, Nokia is also providing a range of new design, development and troubleshooting tools that the company is hoping will not only help the creative folk get more productive, but also drive much needed interest for the platform.

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41 Comments

1. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

WP HAZZ APPZZ AND GAMMEEZZZ !!!! getting the Lumia 1520 for sure !!! bye Note 3

2. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

OMG , Nokia nailed it. Now Microsoft should sit up and deliver more features to Windows phone OS (notification bar, better volume controls etc.

14. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Its coming my good friend. In due time..

35. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

It will be here in WP 8.1 due out in few months

38. Dastrix unregistered

Nokia is the BEST! I don't think we've seen that much dedication before, especially coming from an OEM. M$ should be really glad to have Nokia under its arm. Much love and great job Nokia!

3. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

WOW by this windows os is one of the fast developing OS in the world !!!!

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No it's not... Three years later is has market share under 7%.

16. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Market share is not a determining factor of how fast an OS develops. It only shows how much of a portion of the market the phone has claimed. Its a totally different category.

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Alright, so in three years, they've made little changes. I don't see how it's the fastest developing OS. Windows App Store is still lacking tremendously, which is why so many are turned off by the OS.

26. papss unregistered

I disagree smurf... they have made big changes in the last year alone. I remember getting my l920 and it needed major help in many categories but by the time I got the l10 20 it was much better and I see it again with this. Ext round of phones. Dog it all you want but it's a wonderful OS that is getting to where it needs and if apple doesn't start moving I can see wp moving into second place within another year or so.

39. Dastrix unregistered

LMAOOOO... Now go back to your Google Search Box.

4. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Cant wait to have the Lumia 1520 :)

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Now WP deserves to be considered as a outstanding OS.

6. mishooo111

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

one question does wondows rt compatibility mean that it will also be compatible with full windows... please answer me !!!!

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

the nokia tablet runs the new and improved Windows 8.1 on arms CPU operating system. This OS only runs Apps and programs designed to run on a touch screen Tablet like the Ipads and Android tablets do. it will not run any Desktop Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 desktop programs but it does come Pre loaded with Microsoft Home /Student/ and Windows "Outlook" making it a tablet a busuines Person or college student can use to make documents and presentations.

7. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Yes! More apps means more OS competition, which is always good for the consumer. Me, I prefer Android because I like to tinker and flash roms.

8. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Nokia I want my phone nowwwwwwwww

9. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Hopefully that "coming weeks" will not turn to 6 months

10. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Yeeeey..... Really need these fast.. Tired of third party instagram apps

11. julz17ronald

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Good job Nokia! I am really excited in getting one of the new phones.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm glad WP8/W8 is finally getting these apps, but damn that took way too long.

30. underbc

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

better late than never

17. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

WP HAS DE APPPPPPPPPPPPPZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ​ZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

everytime there is a nokia event that TROLL guy is hiding

19. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Windows phone 8 smart phones use a new OS their smart phones have been on the market for about a year. I have a Nokia lumia 928 and i really am glad we are getting some new good apps.

20. Nimpuz

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

WHERE THE HELL IS PATH!!??

21. potatosalad

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2012

1. can WP8 play videos formats other than MP4? 2. can it be save to phone storage / sd card (assuming you are downloading it via app)?

23. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

nokia is doing so much while microsoft aren't giving a single SH*T about developing wp

24. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Bring more & more & more apps like this. Credo where are you my dear friend? Download all this apps. :)

25. londoner

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

The reason am leaving my L920 is for one app... When Grindr is coming to wp8? please.

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