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Now that Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview is out and many have it on their phones already, Microsoft has also started bringing other changes that came with the package. One of these it the universal Windows apps, which will allow users to purchase and install an app across their Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices without having to pay twice.

As expected, Microsoft’s own Halo: Spartan Assault has become the first app to become universal. In case you haven’t bought it already, you can buy it for $4.99 on either of the two platforms and enjoy it on the other one for free.

Other apps have also started showing up on the store that are universal. Shazam was one such app that we spotted. Universal apps now feature a “Made for Windows Phones and PCs” in their description, so it’s easy to spot them.