Windows 8 screenshots leaked on the Web; it shows that the next version of Microsoft’s OS will contain a long-rumored Windows app store. Windows 8, the next edition of Microsoft Windows OS will be launched soon with its own built-in App store. A devoted window, which is geared toward downloading and managing apps with links to both Microsoft software and third-party programs, like Office 2010, Internet Explorer, FreeCell, Firefox, Opera, and Angry Birds, is disclosed by the screenshots.
Window 8 will be released soon as a beta by Microsoft because internal testing of the store has been completed, as per CNBeta. Upcoming windows app store has been in rumors and reports around for almost a year. Last June, a series of Windows 8 documents was leaked and on basis of it, Microsoft has allegedly been excited to match Apple at its own game by offering its own devoted app store. Mac App Store of Apple unlocked its virtual doors in January; from that time, Microsoft has been trying to ramp up the store, said by CNET sister site ZDNet, publishers of the app store’s screenshots.
Users of Window 8 App Store will be allowed to access a broad range of applications, including office apps, games, entertainment, etc by Windows 8 App Store. A complete new platform will be opened for the 3rd party developers and applications by the new app store. Although, Windows 8 will be a boon to users but Apple and Microsoft may be fight lawfully again because the word ‘App Store’ is being made a trademark phrase by Apple. Windows App Store name seems to disturb Apple that is taking legal action against Amazon for trademark violation because Amazon has used the term “app store” for its new Android Appstore.
However, the term App Store is too generic to be trademarked so that Microsoft and other companies have been argued for that. However, Windows 8 may be named as Window 8 App Mall, or Window 8 App Marketplace as per Window fan site Windows 8 Center. Windows 8 seems to be running on Windows 7 as well as contains a number of Microsoft’s software, including third party software from Angry Bird, Opera & Mozilla. Windows 8 has not much novelty because many features that are already available in other stores are included in it.
The inbuilt sidebar provides access to the programs that already have been installed, and the general configuration of this system, and the visual monitoring of installations. Possibly, “My Gifts’ section is most interesting because the possibility of giving apps in giveaways would be indicated by it. This latest batch of screenshots are pointing to such new features like an expansion of the Ribbon interface, a new welcome screen, a built-in PDF reader, and a revamped version of IE that looks like its Windows Phone counterpart.
Screenshot of Windows 8 App Store:
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