Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Apr 2013 16:40 UTC
Windows "Google announced an update to its Google Play mobile app on Android - its online store for apps, music, books, magazines, movies and TV shows - today, one that is aimed at cleaning up the UI and optimizing it for different device types. It's a model of clarity and discoverability, not to mention scalability, features that are sorely lacking in Microsoft's Windows Store." As a Surface RT owner, I couldn't agree more with Paul Thurrott.
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Too much advertising
by flypig on Tue 9th Apr 2013 17:19 UTC
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Looking at the screenshots, the Windows 8/RT store certainly looks unwieldy (although I've not tried it myself), so I can understand the sentiment of the article.

However, I can't say the Google Play store appeals much more. Two thirds of the screen is allotted to advertising. There's so much going on that if I was going there for something particular, I'd find it really hard to focus on the task.

I can also understand that it's difficult to manage such a large number of items, but it still surprises me that there's no better way than freetext search for finding an application that fits specific criteria (although Google Play does improve as you go deeper into the process).

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