Source: The Verge
quote: Google is always trying to find ways of preventing Microsoft from progressing with Windows Phone
quote: Eventually Google gave in and provided Microsoft access to the APIs, because they knew that if this went in front of a judge, they would be thrown out.
quote: Besides, the options we have available on Windows Phone are better (in my opinion) than Google's apps anyway, except for search.
quote: First off Google makes it's money from ad revenue generated by people using it's services. Google doesn't make it's money from smartphones sales directly. Google doesn't lose profit if someone uses Gmail on a Windows Phone as apposed to Android.
quote: After all, Apple's iOS is a far bigger competitor to Android than Windows Phone. Yet Google makes a ton of profit from iPhone's/iPad's using their services. It would be crazy to attempt to block competing platforms from using Google services. That makes no sense!
quote: More wild speculation. Microsoft doesn't have a god-given right to Google's API's. What judge, exactly, do you know who would say otherwise?