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Microsoft unify further Windows & Windows Phone platforms

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    Microsoft unify further Windows & Windows Phone platforms


    It's not too surprising, but it's good to know: Microsoft is actively moving toward making its Windows Phone apps available on Windows, and its Windows 8/Windows RT apps on Windows Phone.
    Read more at source:
    Microsoft working to unify further its Windows and Windows Phone platforms | ZDNet

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    Sweet. This is where MS is excelling, i.e., having a single ecosystem across all platforms. Now they just have to get it done and sooner, not later.
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    I'm surprised they do that now. Wasn't this the whole idea to force the touch Metro on desktops to make them all be the same? Oh, well, we just make them look the same first, and think about actually making them compatible later...
    Now we have x-86 windows, window RT, and windows whatever is on the phone...

    will thsi only apply to apps? I mean is the plan to use actual x-86 software on the RT tablets at some point?
    (I don't know why we call a program or software an app, its not like software before wasn't supposed to be some application...)
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    That's great to hear!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Snoober
    That's great to hear!!
    What's so great and what's new about that? Wasn't it the point of W8/Metro's Store all the way from the beginning one year ago?
    Quote Originally Posted by ZDnet
    and its Windows 8/Windows RT apps on Windows Phone.
    What's the point of having Phone Apps if you can get Windows apps on all the devices?
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