Wait, can the Xbox One really run generalized Windows 8 apps? | Ars Technica (click for full article) by Kyle Orland - Oct 22 2013, 2:55pm EDT -- With only a few weeks until the Xbox One launches in North America, we're still learning new things about the console and its features. Still, we were a little shocked when a listing on Dell's Web store this weekend promised that "all your favorite Windows 8 apps [will be] 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." Could Microsoft really have kept a potentially game-changing feature like widespread Windows 8 app support under wraps for this long? A Microsoft spokesperson was incredibly terse and vague in responding directly to the Dell listing, telling Ars in an e-mailed statement that "the suggestion that all Windows 8 apps run on Xbox One is not accurate." (Yes, that is the entire response.) As denials go, the 14-word statement is less than absolute. Specifically saying that not "all" Windows 8 apps will run heavily implies that perhaps some apps will run on the console. An incredibly close and literal reading of Dell's marketing could also note that it didn't promise "all" Windows 8 apps would run, but only "all your favorite," so there might not even be a conflict there.