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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 AstroCreep on 12/14/2012 11:59:43 AM , Rating: 1
Awww, you're cute when you're trying to troll. :)

I have a Nokia Lumia 920 (32GB smartphone I bought for $50) and it's awesome. Yes, there are some things I wish it had/did differently, but then again, there are some things I wish my old iPhone had/did along with some things that my Android tablet had/did. It's all relative.

That said, I don't really need any of the Google apps. I've never cared much for Chrome and I like the built-in mail app for my Gmail access. I would, however, like a Google Maps application, as I find that the routes the Nokia programs use are really bad in my area (although they get me where I need to go).

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