More Top apps coming to Windows Phone 8

One of the many complaints against Windows Phone has been the general lack of premium apps. It has been a upward struggle for Microsoft but they are slowly moving in the right direction. The store now has over 120.000 apps and Microsoft is committed to adding new "top apps" to the platform. Earlier Microsoft announced Pandora as a great new addition to the Windows Phone Store and it even comes with a 1-year free subscription for all users.

Microsoft has also announced other apps and some top tier games that will be coming to the platform. Among these is the brand new Angry Birds Star Wars edition that is launching today. Temple Run and Asphalt 7 will also be joining the platform, as well as Cut the Rope and Where's my Water/Perry games. 

In addition to this, Microsoft has also refreshed the Facebook and Twitter apps on Windows Phone. The new Facebook app will be able to take advantage of the "live apps" feature and show you info on the lock screen. The new Twitter app will also have better notifications and both apps will have speed and performance improvements across the board.

Disappointingly, there was no mention of the rumored Instagram app for Windows Phone, but that may still be coming in the future. Microsoft has stated before that 47 of the top 50 apps on other platforms will also be available on Windows Phone 8.

So what do you folks think? Are Microsoft's efforts enough, or is the platform still in need of better apps? Sound off in the comments

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Top apps are very "in the moment" though. The game everyone plays today on iOS and maybe Android will be second-rate by the time it comes out on Windows Phone.

Look at Draw Something - no one plays that any more, but it's only just come out on Windows Phone. I'm really not excited.

I keep reading headlines like "46 out of 50" or "47 out of 50" top apps will come to WP8. But what are the top 50 apps anyway? What are the missing 3 top apps? Would that include Google Chrome + ....?

ThunderRiver said,
I keep reading headlines like "46 out of 50" or "47 out of 50" top apps will come to WP8. But what are the top 50 apps anyway? What are the missing 3 top apps? Would that include Google Chrome + ....?

No it wouldn't.

ThunderRiver said,
I keep reading headlines like "46 out of 50" or "47 out of 50" top apps will come to WP8. But what are the top 50 apps anyway? What are the missing 3 top apps? Would that include Google Chrome + ....?

1.flipboard
2.instagram
3.waze
4.pinterest

Will there be a better Facebook app where one can see when someone's read a message? Send a photo or attachment? Be significantly faster?

Richio said,
Will there be a better Facebook app where one can see when someone's read a message? Send a photo or attachment? Be significantly faster?

They didn't show the app, but there is supposedly a new one built for WP8 which should be significantly better.

Richio said,
Will there be a better Facebook app where one can see when someone's read a message? Send a photo or attachment? Be significantly faster?
new fb app plox