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Google says if the demand grows it might develop for Windows 8

Microsoft has been working hard to entice developers to make apps for its new Windows 8 computer operating system and its new smartphone platform, Windows Phone 8. One of the companies that Microsoft hoped would make official apps for its devices was Google, which owns popular e-mail services like Gmail and the cloud-based storage service Drive.

Google has now said that it has no plans to develop dedicated apps for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 for Gmail or Drive. In an interview with v3, Google Apps product management director Clay Bavor indicated that Google has chosen not to develop for the new Windows platforms due to a lack of interest from clients.

"We have no plans to build out Windows apps. We are very careful about where we invest and will go where the users are but they are not on Windows Phone or Windows 8," he said.

He adds, "If that changes, we would invest there, of course."

Bavor said that Google was committed to continually improving and updating the apps it offers for iOS and Android products. 

Source: v3



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RE: Stunning annoucement!
By kleinma on 12/14/2012 10:14:26 AM , Rating: 5
Except they have almost their entire service line on iOS...


RE: Stunning annoucement!
By cubby1223 on 12/14/2012 10:56:00 AM , Rating: 2
The strange thing is, at least before the iOS 6 update (don't know if it's still true after), Google was earning more profit per iPhone sold than they were per Android sold.

Of course they still develop for iOS. It is very profitable for them.


RE: Stunning annoucement!
By B3an on 12/14/2012 1:18:05 PM , Rating: 2
And Win 8 sold 40 million copies in a month, and already has more users on Steam than OSX. Google are just being a-holes. Obviously scared of competition.


RE: Stunning annoucement!
By geddarkstorm on 12/14/2012 2:40:47 PM , Rating: 2
What are you talking about?

NPD showed that there were very few actual sales of Windows 8. Furthermore, you're completely wrong about what Steam says http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

Windows 8 is only 0.44% of the total. All the OSX versions together are over 3%. In fact, Windows 8 is behind the "Other" catagory for OSes which is 0.57%.

Windows 7 64-bit is by far in a way the dominate user base on Steam. Windows 8 is not gaining much traction at all.


RE: Stunning annoucement!
By geddarkstorm on 12/14/2012 2:42:55 PM , Rating: 2
Oh oops, nevermind! My bad, didn't see the Windows 8 64-Bit at first which is at 4.25%. It is indeed greater than OSX, and is gaining some traction. That is good to see then! You were right.


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