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There are now over 35K apps in the Windows 8 Store, per tracking site MetroStore Scanner. That...

There are now over 35K apps in the Windows 8 Store, per tracking site MetroStore Scanner. That figure represents an increase of 15.6K in the last 35 days, and suggests many developers (though not Google) are coming around due to the size of the global Windows (MSFT) base. But early demand remains light: Fujitsu just said it could miss its FY13 PC shipment forecast (set in October) due to "weak" Win. 8 demand.
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  • 7footMoose
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    Sounds like MSFT has more Apps than sales of Windows 8.
    28 Dec 2012, 09:38 AM Reply Like
  • Coaly1234
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    Please constructive comments only
    28 Dec 2012, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • 2MuchDebt
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    haha, that's great
    28 Dec 2012, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Zynga needs to fix their crappy app for windows 8... it's unusable.
    28 Dec 2012, 09:39 AM Reply Like
  • Highland79
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    Google is so full of hot air. They have already placed a Google search app in the Windows 8 Store (check for yourself, its right there) and will almost certainly be placing other apps there as well. I guarantee they have a team of devs working on those apps right now. Don't listen to their blustering -- they're still trying to sell Chromebooks, remember?
    28 Dec 2012, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • MexCom
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    And their apps are automatically connected to their cloud storage and skydrive. Its amazing how people criticize their apps and software but have never tried nor seen what it can do. Nothing like seeing computer nerds getting left behind in the dust, LOL.

     

    I got left behind before when Windows first came out - I was overseas and didn't have access to it.
    28 Dec 2012, 02:33 PM Reply Like
  • rdumont99
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    IMHO I'd take Fujitsu's perspective with a grain of salt - their next-gen Win8 devices look sub-par compared to their competitors. The winners will be those that emulate Apple - producing light, usable, stylish, desired designs. I see people commenting on (and desiring) a Lenovo Yoga, the ASUS designs, Samsung's designs, and Dell's, but Fujitsu's aren't likely to produce the same effect from what I've seen.
    30 Dec 2012, 05:27 AM Reply Like
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