Store app with many improvements in Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft has reportedly finished the main work on its Windows Phone 8.1 update, expected to be unveiled at Microsoft’s BUILD conference starting next week. While the excitement around the Windows Phone society grows over Microsoft’s announcement, many new features and improvements leaks over the Internet. It seems that Microsoft has tweaked its Store app, as WPCentral has noticed a plethora of changes compared with the current OS version.
First, the main layout showing Featured, Categories, Quick Links and Personalized has been changed. A new section called ‘My Apps’ lets users check for updated at a glance, while the ‘Downloads’ page shows all active downloads. The new Store app has an ‘App Updates’ section for auto updates over Wi-Fi. Users also enable location for app suggestions.
The App listing layout shows an overview of the application, a new review section with stars so you can sort apps by rating, most recent or more helpful. Users can also vote against other users’ app reviews if they are not useful. Finally, app details are removed to a separate page, showing app’s version, language and last updated.
As the changed above are from an older build, Microsoft could further tweak some of these improvements for the final Windows Phone 8.1 version expected in the coming months.