A fresh wave of Zune HD apps will hit the Zune Marketplace soon, says Dave McLauchlan. When asked when Microsoft would “roll out the next app updates,” Zune’s senior business development manager replied “Very soon actually…”
McLauchlan was unable to provide specifics, like whether they will be released before the end of the week. When it comes to Zune HD apps, things are always in flux and they can change very quickly.
The Zune HD app marketplace doesn’t have the biggest catalog, but Microsoft has continued to support it over the years. The most recent wave of apps landed on April 1 and was composed of an email application–a much requested feature–and a BBQ Battle game.
Microsoft has yet to announce which apps will be included in the next wave, so we can only speculate. A few months ago, 2PlayMobile announced that they were working on three Zune HD games: Bug Splatter, Tuginator, and Young Ninja. The company’s Twitter account has been silent since then, but the games are still listed on their website.
The software giant recently added support for Zune HD apps in Canada. Unfortunately, a bug in the software is preventing Canadian customers from downloading the apps. This issue will be addressed in the next Zune software update, which Microsoft hopes to have out as soon as possible.
McLauchlan also recently revealed that Microsoft is considering bringing Zune HD apps over to Windows Phone. More details can be found at our sister site, Anythingbutiphone.