Dell accidentally confirms Windows Store apps will run on the Xbox One?
Neowin posted this article not too long ago:
The page itself, which shows that Dell's shipments of the Xbox One are sold out for now, also has a list of the console's features. Among them is "Windows 8" with a picture of a Windows Phone 8 device and what looks like Dell's own Latitude 10 tablet. The description reads:
This has been teased before, but it's still interesting to see it bluntly admitted like this. Not only that, if this is official marketing, it raises the very interesting question about the specific wording chosen. If correct, it strongly implies that Windows Store apps will "just run" across Windows 8 and Xbox One rather than having a split situation as with Windows Phone and Windows 8 (WinRT vs. WinPRT). That may not be far fetched at all though considering Microsoft's plans to merge Windows Phone and Windows 8's stores. As a developer and consumer I'm excited to see how this plays out.
Update: Thanks for talking back guys! I agree with Tom Warren that the idea of apps "just running" across Windows 8 and the Xbox One is marketing speak. Most likely the Xbox One will feature a "Windows Xbox Runtime" that will have a lot of common overlap with Windows 8.X's Windows Runtime (WinRT) similarly to how WinPRT currently works. Looking forward to see what the extent of that overlap is and how integration between the respective marketplaces will be handled (assuming there is in fact integration).