Microsoft already testing third-party applications in the Windows Phone 7 MarketPlace: YouTube, Yelp

It should come as no surprise that Microsoft has already started to populated the yet unreleased Windows Phone 7 Marketplace with a couple of third-party applications alongside some in-house apps. I already saw this 2 days ago when I was at the Microsoft Campus for some WP7 development work but Justin Angel from Vertigo Software actually decided to take a screenshot of the Zune software and post it on Twitter a couple of hours ago. As you can see in the shot above Microsoft has already released the in-house applications that we saw in the Channel9 video this week and a few third-party apps are already up for grabs. (like Yelp, Hexic etc) Interestingly there’s a YouTube extension to the Music & Video hub which should make everybody happy. WP7 users will apparently be able to directly access Youtube hosted videos via the Zune Hub.

One more thing…
Microsoft understand that updating the platform will be key to its success and has already started to do so. The Preview build has received a major update this week as seen in the picture I shot Friday:

Via: Justin Angel

  • http://www.ynet.co.il Tal

    And does anybody know what the update for the preview build did?

  • http://www.ynet.co.il Tal

    And does anybody know what the update for the preview build did?

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Unfortunately I don’t. The phone I used didn’t have it applied. As you can see in the pic it only says “addresses known issues”

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Unfortunately I don’t. The phone I used didn’t have it applied. As you can see in the pic it only says “addresses known issues”

  • BucksterMcgee

    Personally I was hoping it would address “unknown issues”… but of course Microsoft always has to fail…..hehe :P

  • BucksterMcgee

    Personally I was hoping it would address “unknown issues”… but of course Microsoft always has to fail…..hehe :P

  • Mark Jonson

    Paul Thurrott (www.winsupersite.com) says that the update was simply a test of the Windows Phone 7 update distribution infrastructure and that it did not change any code in the OS nor did it even increment the version or build number of the OS. In other words, it’s just an empty update to test the update system and make sure it will work properly.

  • Mark Jonson

    Paul Thurrott (www.winsupersite.com) says that the update was simply a test of the Windows Phone 7 update distribution infrastructure and that it did not change any code in the OS nor did it even increment the version or build number of the OS. In other words, it’s just an empty update to test the update system and make sure it will work properly.

  • Nikolai

    I can’t believe you wasted part of your life writing that, or that I wasted part of mine reading and responding to it.

  • Nikolai

    I can’t believe you wasted part of your life writing that, or that I wasted part of mine reading and responding to it.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for the heads up. Just cheked Paul’s post and it seems that he is not talking about the same update. The screenshot he posted isn’t the same message prompt that appeared on the phone I had (I’m not sure I’m allowed to post the picture but it clearly asked to “connect your phone to your computer”). It wasn’t a small OTA update.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for the heads up. Just cheked Paul’s post and it seems that he is not talking about the same update. The screenshot he posted isn’t the same message prompt that appeared on the phone I had (I’m not sure I’m allowed to post the picture but it clearly asked to “connect your phone to your computer”). It wasn’t a small OTA update.