Google Won't Develop Dedicated Apps For Windows 8, Windows Phone 8
December 14, 2012 8:16 AM
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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 v
, 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.
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RE: Resisting Change
12/15/2012 3:14:26 AM
Well, I like iOS, and like having shared apps across my phones and the 2 iPads in the house. There hasn't been anything compelling enough to make me want to switch. My iPhone 4S is Jailbroken, so I get free tethering, as well as freedom. That said, after having used a GS Note II for a little while, I now want something bigger, and the iPhone 5 isn't big enough. I hope Apple comes out with something by the time my contract is up, or I won't be too resistant to change.
RE: Resisting Change
12/15/2012 3:49:21 AM
That's what I say. Apple needs to offer at least two phones. One for the traditionalists and one for the rest. Keep the current one and put out a 4.5" to 5" phone alongside the current one.
But they should create a whole new OS for the larger one. An OS based on widgets or something similar.
"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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