Redmond-based software giant Microsoft is gearing up for the release of a new version of its mobile operating system, namely Windows Phone 8, which will bring along a wide range of changes related to user experience.
Apparently, one of them will also include a name change for the official software portal that Windows Phone
users can access from their devices.
Currently called Windows Phone Marketplace, the application storefront is expected to be called Windows Phone Store as soon as the new platform release hits.
No official announcement on the matter was made for the time being, but the new name was found mentioned in the documentation that Microsoft has published for mobile app developers.
The company has come up with a new portal for app builders, the Windows Phone Dev Center
, which provides info on what designing apps for Windows Phone 8
is all about.
“The new Windows Phone Dev Center has everything you need to create great apps and add them to the Windows Phone Store for the world to see, try, and buy,” the software giant explains.
“You can start creating apps anytime. When you’re ready to offer them in the Store, you’ll need a subscription to the Dev Center where you can start the process of adding them to the Store catalog.”
Microsoft has yet to confirm the change, but it won’t come as a surprise if the rumor pans out, that’s for sure.
Lately, the software company has been making a variety of changes to the Marketplace, and even announced last week a series of updates for the Windows Phone developer portal
, the App Hub.
Microsoft has been focused on making the storefront available on more markets around the world for both developers and users, and also tried to bring improvements to the app submission process, to accelerate approvals and software availability.