One of the major issues with the Windows Phone platform has always been a lack of apps. Microsoft argues quality over quantity, which is better for developers and consumers alike in terms of discoverability. But that’s only if you can migrate from one platform to another without feeling like you’re losing things.
But with the newly announced apps on Windows Phone 8, new users should see all the same apps they’ve grown to know and love.
According to today’s Windows Phone 8 announcement, 46 of the top 50 mobile apps are now migrating over to the platform. This includes Temple Run, Cut The Rope, LivingSocial, Urban Spoon, Angry Birds Star Wars and plenty more.
In fact, Pandora will be available in 2013 with one year ad-free.
Perhaps that will make a difference as Microsoft partners with HTC, Nokia and others to elbow its way into the mobile arena with the likes of Google and Apple.