Even though Microsoft has talked about literally everything on Xbox One, from its design decisions to marketing stuff, we are yet to know about the apps running on Xbox One. Xbox One is a powerful gaming PC that runs 3 operating systems simultaneously. One of these operating systems is based on the Windows NT kernel and will help runs apps such as Netflix, Skype, YouTube, Twitter, etc. The second is dedicated solely to games. The third is the OS is the most important and allows the other two OSes to communicate with each other and it also allows for the fast switching between game mode and app mode. The will give Xbox user the benefit of being able to instantly switch between apps.
Even though game developers can now submit their games to Xbox Store, Microsoft has not yet detailed the apps submission process. What kind of apps can Xbox One run? Can any 3rd party developer submit to apps to Xbox One store just like Windows Store? There were reports that Xbox One can run Windows 8 apps since they share same core and developer environment.
Dell has listed Xbox One on their website and it has revealed that Xbox One will be able to run all your Windows 8 apps. Check the wording below,
Consider the game officially changed. With all your favorite Windows 8 apps able to be run on and synced to your Xbox One, now your phone, desktop, tablet and TV can all give you a unified web and entertainment experience.
What do you think? I think Microsoft should open up the Xbox One app environment before Apple does with its Apple TV.