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Old 11-26-2012, 03:12 AM
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Default Windows Store surpasses 20,000 apps



The Windows Store passed the 20,000 app barrier over Thanksgiving, continuing its rapid expansion. When Windows 8 and Windows RT were released exactly a month ago, the app store was sitting at 7,000, so an increase of three-and-a-half times that number in less than 30 days is pretty impressive.

As of Thanksgiving Day, the Windows Store was sitting at 20,610 apps worldwide, 17,958 of which (87%) don’t cost a single cent. The Windows Phone Store, by comparison, is about ready to hit 120,000 apps, while Google Play (Android’s app store) has more than 600,000 apps and the Apple App Store has over 700,000. But, as Paul Thurrott wisely points out, the Mac App Store – which launched on January 6, 2011 – still has just 12,638 apps.

While a few apps like Amazon Instant Video are still absent, many big names are already available on the Windows Store. Enough, in fact, that I haven’t noticed any glaring gaps in everyday use. The release of Angry Birds Star Wars on all major platforms on day one (including Windows Phone and Windows 8) was also notable.

What’s your favorite app on Windows 8? Are there any that you’re particularly looking forward to?

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