If you’ve installed Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers, or read about the same, you would’ve observed an interesting change to the apps list.
On a Windows Phone device, swiping to the right on Start screen brings up the apps list arranged alphabetically. The games though, are listed in the Games app. That, however, has changed with Windows Phone 8.1, and the games also appear in the apps list.
I don’t know how you feel about this, but I’ve had a hard time accepting the change. I install a lot of games for reviews and for my nine year old nephew. To play a game, I head to the Games app, and pick the game I want to play from the list of games there. Now, all the installed games crowd my apps list. I have a lot of apps on my phone anyway, and don’t prefer it growing even further.
Of course, this change helps with the discoverability of the games and I’m sure game developers and studios will love it. Also, a lot of times, I forget to play a game after installing it on some recommendation online since the game is dug deep in the Games app. The recent change would take care of this as well since I go through my apps list several times through the day.
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