• Windows 8 App Store images leaked

    Windows 8 images continue to leak onto the Internet, despite Microsoft's wallpaper-based pleas to those with access to the early releases. Today's installment courtesy CNBeta shows the upcoming Windows App Store, which will likely feature prominently in Windows 8.

    We've got our doubts about the authenticity of the image. In addition to showing several of the built-in games which already ship with Windows, Opera is listed -- and a competing browser seems like an odd inclusion this early on. Of course, with the browser ballot still in place in the EU for quite some time, Microsoft would probably need to include rivals like Opera and Firefox to stay out of trouble. We're also not sure why Clickgamer is shown beneath Angry Birds instead of Rovio -- the game's actual publisher.

    It's still early, of course, so it's entirely possible that the Windows App Store image is genuine but merely using placeholder images and text for now. Anyone else thinking Windows Marketplace might be a more logical name? You know, to keep things consistent with Windows Phone and keep Apple's legal eagles at bay.

    Source: WinRumors
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. madara's Avatar
      madara -
      i can so see apple suing them for the term 'app store'
    1. b3owulf's Avatar
      b3owulf -
      Actually, Microsoft has filed a complaint against Apple's "App Store" trademark application, claiming the name is too generic. I don't know how this story ended, however.
    1. madara's Avatar
      madara -
      yh i no bout that but since Microsoft have already got screenshots of them using 'app store' which is a patented trademark from apple i don't think that the judge will be kind to microsoft
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      I didn't think MS would jump on the App Store bandwagon but I guess it's inevitable