Following the re-branding of Microsoft’s Windows Store to the Microsoft Store – at least for now, in the preview version of Windows 10 – it looks like the company is planning to sell its hardware alongside third-party devices via its operating system’s built-in shop.
The rebranding to Microsoft Store means the Windows 10’s integrated shop falls in line with the branding of the tech giant’s brick-and-mortar outlets and web store.
Just like the web store, the Window’s 10 store will soon start selling hardware like Surface devices, as well as tablets and laptops from third-party manufacturers, the Xbox One and Windows phones (and not only entertainment content and apps, as is the case currently).
According to report we received, other devices like fitness trackers (e.g., Fitbit) and smartwatches will also be available for purchase.
Say hello to convenience
Everything available for purchase on the current web store will be available for you to purchase conveniently from within Windows 10. This will provide you more convenience purchasing software of your choice and do it directly from within Windows 10 – with purchases easily verified via Windows Hello security.
At the moment, all this is happening only in the preview version of Windows 10, but MS Power User actually purchased a media remote for the Xbox One using this new system.
While this is not actually confirmed yet, given that the system is apparently functioning fully even under testing, it looks like this will be happening possibly during the next month big Fall Creator Update for Windows 10.
Another thing to note is that the new system is also being trialed with Xbox One tester, which adds much weight to the report. But hey, we can only be 100 percent certain when Microsoft officially announces it.