Along with the feature-laden Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) update that is due to hit this fall will apparently come a web-based marketplace for WP7 apps. No clue why it wasn’t brought up during their VIP Preview yesterday, but now it has been unveiled on the Windows Phone Developer Blog.
Just like the Android Market you can browse, purchase and install apps from any web browser. Purchases are charged to a Windows Live ID-linked credit card and then app will install to the phone Over-the-Air “via SMS or email”. The marketplace will also maintain a customer’s download history to make it easier to reinstall apps.
One feature that this market will include that Android does not is Parental Controls. With Parental Controls, parents can determine which apps their kids access based on ratings or keep them from downloading paid apps.
Category: Windows Phone News
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