Currently, Microsoft operates separate stores for Windows and Windows Phone. But, it seems everything is about to change as the company is planning to merge both app stores.
According to The Verge, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, Terry Myerson, head of the operating systems group, confirmed that Windows and Windows Phone store will be combined in the next releases of Windows and Windows Phone operating systems — Windows Phone 8.1 and an update for Windows 8.1 — which are due next year, possibly spring 2014.
There is no news of how it will work on both platforms or whether users will be able to run Windows Phone applications on Windows and vice versa. Apple is already following a similar structure for iPad and iPhone. The applications which are compatible with the tablet does not work on the phone, but the applications for iPhone can work on the iPad and are scaled for usage.
Let’s just wait for Microsoft to make an official announcement about the upcoming operating system releases and see if this unified app store is real or not.
<Source: The Verge>