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Apple iTunes Now Available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10

After months of anticipation and delays, Apple iTunes is now officially available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users.  The iTunes app is identical to the independent download that you have access to today but is managed through the Store for updates and all the benefits of being in the store.

The app leverages Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge technology which allows for traditional Windows desktop apps to be integrated and managed through the Microsoft Store.

Pre-Orders of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Now Available at The Microsoft Store

Joining the ranks of several other retailers, the Microsoft Store is now offering the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ for pre-order.  The unlocked variants of both phones will start shipping on March 16th, like other retailers.  The S9 is priced at $719.99 while the S9+ is $839.99.

The addition of these new Samsung phones falls in line with what the company did with the S8 last year, offering it as a pre-order.  With the S7, they made a “Microsoft version” of the phone that came with several of the company’s apps pre-installed.

Yes, Microsoft Stores will be Selling the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

With all of the news coming out around Huawei this week at CES, there was a point that got missed by many.  That is, the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be sold in Microsoft Stores.  The news of this was actually in the official press release about the Mate 10 Pro coming to Best Buy, Amazon, B&H and Newegg.  But in there was also Microsoft and it got missed by a lot of folks.

Like other retailers, the Mate 10 Pro will be available from Microsoft for $799.

The news of this should not come as much of a surprise for those who keep tabs on Microsoft and Android.  Earlier this month I posted about the fact that there are now more Android phones in the Microsoft Store for you to buy than Windows 10 Phones.  Given that the company has essentially stopped development on Windows 10 Phone, it is hardly a surprise that the focus is now on Android.

Microsoft Store Now Offering More Android Phones Than Windows Phones

The Microsoft Store, the Redmond company’s online retail site, has had a quite but important shift on their phone offerings.  For the first time, the store is now selling more Android based devices than Windows 10.  It is a move that isn’t overly shocking given that Microsoft has more-or-less put Windows 10 Mobile into maintenance mode.

Two Windows 10 Mobile phones have been removed from the store which caused the shift to Android.  The Acer Liquid Jade Primo and Acer Liquid M330 were removed from the store yesterday, leaving only the HP Elite x3 and Alcatel IDOL 4S as offerings for Windows 10 Mobile devices.  Meanwhile, the store now lists the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and the new Razer Phone as options for shoppers.

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