Windows Phone's 'app gap' with the other platforms will be closed in 2014, says Joe Belfiore


Microsoft's Joe Belfiore tweeted that next year will see the end of complaining about major apps missing from the windows Phone platform, and the app quantity in general.

The so-called "app-gap" is typical for a nascent platform, but with time (and money) everything can be made better. With Instagram and Vine already added to the Windows Store, the toughest nut to crack will be Google's apps like YouTube, which Mountain View in unlikely to grant to Windows Phones soon, as it sees in Microsoft a more formidable competition than Apple, for instance.

Still, Joe Belfiore's tweet might be a hint that Microsoft is finally planning a major push for the Windows Phone platform, now that it will own Nokia's smartphone division, and all the WP profits will stay home. That was rumored to be the main reason that Microsoft reluctantly put efforts and major updates in Windows Phone, knowing that the Lumias' success will mostly pad Nokia's bottom line.

source: JoeBelfiore (Twitter)

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