Having great hardware on a phone is a good thing, but think about what your phone would be without the apps. Apps are a major factor in how well a phone or platform does. Without good apps, you really don’t have much.
Even though Windows Phone has been trailing both iOS and Android in when it comes to apps and is probably not even nearing half of what the iTunes App Store or Google Play offer yet, they have been making good progress. And we have some good news for Windows Phone fans. According to Microsoft, the Windows Phone Store has surpassed the 300,000 mark. This is a big milestone for them.
In 2013, Microsoft had over 200,000 apps, and at their Worldwide Partner Conference in July last month, Microsoft announced that they had over 270,000 apps, so it took them less than a year to break the 300,000 mark. At this pace they may finally be able to catch up to iOS and Android in the next few years. Hopefully they are filling it with quality apps and not all lame apps. That will be the factor on how fast they catch up to the big boys and maybe one day overtake them. You never know.