Microsoft internally considering improved Windows Store design

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Microsoft is internally working on an improved design for the Windows Store. With the Anniversary Update, the company will be tweak the layout of some parts of the Store, and they will also overhaul the app listings in the Store. As you can see in the screenshot above, Microsoft will allow developers to put a background image on their app listing rather than showing a solid color — similar to the Google Play Store. Additionally, the company will also redesign the Apps and Games section of the Store, putting more focus on featured apps and allowing users to discover new apps conveniently.

Here are some screenshots of the improved Windows Store design:

Obviously, Microsoft is still working on these improvements, and they are far from being final — so we will definitely see some more improvements over the coming months and weeks. For those wondering, these improvements will be coming to Windows 10 Mobile, too.

If Microsoft finalizes these improvements, the company may deliver it with an update for the Windows Store. However, chances are, the company will probably keep this for the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, which is expected to roll out to users later this summer as a free update.

What do you think of the upcoming Windows Store improvements? Discuss in the comment section below.

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