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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: BS
By MartyLK on 12/14/2012 12:21:27 PM , Rating: 3
If Microsoft weren't controlling Windows Phone, it could be *the* system to have for a smartphone. As it is, WP is way too featureless and encumbered to restrictions and idiocy to be real competition to Apple and Google.

The UI and quality of operation and the looks of WP all appeal to me. But, much to MS's dismay, that "buttery smooth" operation that WP has had from the beginning is now a sweet part of Android 4.1.


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