Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2012 17:51 Published on Monday, 29 October 2012 17:51
In the numbers race which dominates the headline competition between big technology providers these days, here are a couple more, courtesy of Microsoft: The Windows Store now has 120,000 apps, accessible in 191 countries. That according to Microsoft vice president Joe Belfiore, who took the stage in San Francisco Monday morning as the company officially launched Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft is doubling its language support to 50 languages, and will include country localizations for apps, he added.
Much of the news is already out as over the summer, Microsoft previewed several Windows Phone 8 capabilities. Still, it's an important next step for Microsoft, as it seeks to maintain the momentum after last week's announce of its Surface tablet and Windows 8.
The mobile operating system will replace an older OS architecture that was based upon Windows CE. [cnet]