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Amazon planning a new Windows 10 app after retiring the old one for Windows Phone

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  • On August 16, 2016

Amazon to support Windows 10 with a brand new Universal app

Yesterday, Amazon retired and pulled its Windows Phone app from the Windows Store, leaving all users on the platform without support and access to their accounts from a standalone app but only through the browser.

The good news is that Amazon has started working on a brand new, Universal app for Windows 10 PC, according to information at Windows Central. The app is in a very early stage of development, which means the plans could change in the future, but for now the app is only planned for PCs, not for mobile, and it is being developed using Project Westminster tools for hosted web apps.

Although these Westminster apps are not developed from the scratch like traditional apps, they are much better than the old web wrappers for Windows Phone 8.1 and include all Windows 10 goodies like Live Tiles, notifications, Cortana support, Calendar integration and more.

However, Amazon looks to be far from launching the new app in the Store, and for now the only way for online shopping on the go is to use Microsoft Edge.