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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 nikon133 on 12/16/2012 5:45:34 PM , Rating: 1
No, actually my wife and I are both adamant to move from our ageing iPhones 3Gs to Lumias 920.

Only Google app I'm really using is maps, but I don't have any problem with Nokia Maps, on the contrary. Plus there are 3rd party apps leaning on Google maps infrastructure, for both WP8 and W8RT.

I have Gmail account but using it only for spammers (when you need to register but don't want to give real email). I'm using Hotmail/Outlook.com for my primary email, my wife is using local Xtra account (which is basically Yahoo mail). Plus, WP8 mail client can be configured for gmail anyway, not that I'm going to do it anyway.

What else is there that is really so important? I have Android tablet, and only other app is Google Earth, but hardly something I must have on phone?


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