Microsoft Has Vowed to Cleanup the Crapware from the Windows App Store

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Microsoft is working hard to make things better across the board for all of their products. This includes their Windows app store for mobile products. They promised to clean up the app store by purging it of the glut of low-quality apps currently permeating it.

    Here's a quote with more of the details,

    This is a welcome move and we look forward to seeing the results of their cleanup.

    Source: BGR
     
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    I have to admit that i have no use of the app store on the SP3, those apps are for phones, not 12" screens (imo). Having said that, it nothing but a good thing. while there are many top apps not available on the windows store, many times the argument is simply based on numbers, and from my use with android, it seems most apps out there are jokes.
     
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    Hopefully, MS will get it done quickly.
     
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    Huh? you realize the Windows Phone store and the Windows Store are separate.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well my windows app store is largely full of junk designed for low power tablets. And no, i have no idea that they are separate as i've never used a windows phone and never used any form of windows store before now. The apps show an icon of both a tablet and a phone.

    While i bought this for tablet use, i did not buy it for tablet apps. That's what my cheap and cheerful android tablet is for, or heck, my phone. I didn't spend this much money to play flappy bird or minion rush but to be able to run actual applications via a tablet, programs that will actually make use of the hardware i've paid a premium for. As such I've no real use for the store.
     
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    What?!

    No more 15,000,000,000 apps pretending to be VLC??!!

    What will be left in the Store, now?
     

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