If this is the future of Windows, I like it.
Microsoft announced today that on top of updating its many Bing apps for Windows Phone, and introducing a few new ones, the company will begin synchronizing content between mobile and PC.
As we’ve learned from previous leaks, Windows Phone and Windows 8 are set to share a single development and distribution environment, much like Android and iOS do today. The issue until now has been that few apps are there to take advantage of the infrastructure, but Microsoft is taking it upon itself to be the first. All you need is a Microsoft Account, which is a given if you use a Windows phone, tablet or PC.
The new apps include titles like Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness and Bing Travel, which complement updates to existing apps like News, Finance, Weather and Sports. Along with Nokia’s own suite of apps, including HERE Maps and a number of camera-centric pieces, Windows Phone’s software deficiency is being targeted by Microsoft internally.
I’ve used the Bing apps extensively over the past few months and can attest to their excellence; they don’t try to out-design their competitors, but take advantage of the beauty and speed of Metro UI.
Source: Windows Blog