Microsoft’s app store for Windows RT and the next-generation Windows Phone 8.1, the Windows Store, will launch with a new version of its iOS and Android apps on April 25, the company announced today.
Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft’s mobile operating system for Windows 10, will also support Windows 10 Mobile apps in April, the firm said.
In addition to its Windows 10 apps, Microsoft will also include an improved version of the Windows app for iPhone, iPad, and Android, the first major upgrade in Apple’s mobile app ecosystem.
Users will be able to choose between Windows 10 desktop, desktop on iOS and Windows 10 mobile, and a new “experimental” version of Windows for Android on iOS.
The company has not released a release date for the Windows 10 experimental version.
Apple has previously announced that its Windows Phone app will be supported in April.
But as of today, that’s not the case for Microsoft’s Windows Phone apps.
The Windows Store will only include the desktop and mobile versions of Windows apps.
In the Windows 8.x, Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 4.x apps, the developer is free to include the Windows Phone OS version, and it’s not required to have the Windows OS version installed.
However, Microsoft has not made clear which Windows apps will be included in the Windows Insider Program in April or how much time developers will have to get their apps working in the new Insider Program.
Microsoft will also offer developers a new preview program for Windows Phone that will allow developers to test new versions of their apps before the final release.