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Facebook, Flipboard, and NFL apps coming to Windows 8

Facebook, Flipboard, and NFL

Microsoft’s Windows 8 app store has yet to be a juggernaut of variety and applications. We had previously heard that the company mentioned this holiday season as a goal date to bring a majority of popular apps to the platform. Yesterday at Build 2013 in San Francisco, Microsoft’s loveable CEO Steve Ballmer stated that Facebook, Flipboard, and NFL apps will be arriving soon.

The statement “soon” could mean anything from the next few weeks to the next few months, so we don’t suggest holding you breathe for the apps to show up in the Windows Store. Beyond Steve Ballmer’s quick statement at the Build event, no further information about these applications are available.

For the latest information on Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system and forthcoming apps, stay tuned to Windows Phone Central.

If you missed yesterday's Build 2013 news, you can check it out here.

What applications are you still wishing for?

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Facebook, Flipboard, and NFL apps coming to Windows 8

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well last year it was June 20th when they announced wp 8 to the world. now of course that time frame is out of the question this year, but many are saying that they would like to move that event to sometime in October or maybe even September?

I really hope they show off something sooner than that. They got it right when they showed off Mango. Seeing all the new features and how it improved over 7 was what made me get a WP over Android.

Perhaps it was because my first smartphone upgraded to Mango, but for some reason that upgrade was simply thrilling. MS did a great job with that one.

Nope, not if you're MS. But not having the latest version of android on the vast majority of their phones doesn't seem to bother anybody.
(or is that not a thing anymore?)

I don't have my hopes high for that one. I don't remember the technical details, but what I do remember is that the official version is going to be crap, sorta like a wrapper around the mobile YouTube website. :/

I agree, but it's a bit glitchy I find and feels slow... I hope they do something about that when they drop the beta. It is quite glorious, and MS also should take note in their own peoples hub, for photos to make it take the space like they did with the fb beta :)

Oh good we don't have a Facebook app yet. . . Oh wait, we have 5,000 of them. Is this Ballmers time or regular time frame here??

i hope when the official app comes out Microsoft cleanses the store of the 1000s of unofficial imposters.

Yeah, I wanted to complain to Micorosoft about that but I couldn't find a complaints address.
Same with Windows Phone.

I am wishing for a revamped Flickr app. The current one (and the third-party alternatives) is way too limited in terms of functionality.

I wish for these Windows 8 applications:
FB messenger
Tapatalk
Instagram official
Handy Safe
SoundHound

W8P needs a lot more apps. It needs an app for everything like iPhone and Droid. Will be switching to one of those very soon.

Ummm...just today itself we got a huge number of official apps, at some point app parity will be close, then it is the OS, camera and other features that will differentiate

The only app I currently want for both win 8 and wp8 is..... Mint.com Pageonce is ok but it's no mint.

Is this Facebook app going to be official or be developed by Microsoft? Maybe this means Facebook will begin to develop an official one for Windows Phone too.

I'm still wishing for Amazon MP3 and Instant Video apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. There is a desktop app for Amazon MP3, but I want one for the modern UI.

Am I the only one that got all excited, then realized that the title said "Windows 8" instead of "Windows Phone 8".
 
I haz a sad.

I want an official Sonos app to run on my RT. Phonos works well enough on WP8 - especially now that it works with Sirius/XM.

So does this indicate a FB app for WP made my FB coming soon too? "Codebase synergies" and everything they sold to us when they trasitioned to NT kernel.

With no love from Whatsapp and Gtalk (and with Messenger now sucked into Skype), could really use an official FB Messenger app....

All the apps that's on Android and on Apple needs to come to WP8. That's the only way they can keep people for being on Windows phone etc

Wrong, 49 of the top 50 apps are on wp8, wp8 will mature in its own time and serve its own niche, I can never go back to iPhone or android now, too irritating

I would like to see these apps:
WPCentral (W8)
SoundCloud (W8 & WP8)
Path (W8 & WP8)
Bing Music Recognition features (W8)
Temple Run 2 (W8 & WP8)
Yahoo! Messenger (W8 & WP8)
Instagram (W8 & WP8)
Zynga Poker (W8 & WP8)
Ultimate Guitear (W8 & WP8)
...and waiting for these apps to be updated:
Line (W8 & WP8)
WhatsApp (WP8)
Skype (W8 & WP8) < really, Microsoft?