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Microsoft: Zune HD apps coming to Windows Phone
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Microsoft: Zune HD apps coming to Windows Phone

Microsoft: Zune HD apps coming to Windows PhoneMicrosoft plans to port its internally developed Zune HD apps to Windows Phone 7 in a transfer that highlights one of many challenges that hampered the corporate’s devoted music {hardware}.

Though the Windows Phone 7 interface is modeled after the Zune interface, and every Windows Phone comprises the Zune music software program, the Windows Phone gadgets and the standalone Zune music gadgets don’t run the identical apps. That’s one of many methods Microsoft has been at an obstacle vs. Apple, which affords a standard platform throughout iOS gadgets, from iPod contact to iPhone to iPad.

“The apps that we have now constructed internally for Zune, we’re really porting these over to Windows Phone,” says Zune senior enterprise growth supervisor Dave McLauchlan on a recent episode of the company’s Zune Insider podcast, as reported by Softpedia and transcribed by journalist Paul Thurrott. “Proper now, our focus for the app crew is, extra apps for Zune. Zune house owners would really like to hear that there’s extra stuff coming. In order that’s undoubtedly the case.”

You could recall the stories a pair months in the past that Microsoft has decided to stop developing new versions of its dedicated Zune hardware, whereas persevering with to promote the prevailing model of the machine.

The corporate hasn’t ever instantly confirmed or disputed that original report by Bloomberg News. Nevertheless, McLauchlan has warned in the past to “deal with with wholesome skepticism something you learn,” and added that Microsoft would proceed making video games and apps for Zune gadgets.

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