Google not willing to support Windows 8 or WP8 with apps yet


Speaking to V3, Google’s product management director at Google Apps, Clay Bavor, said it saw a lack of interest in their clients in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, and would not be making clients for the two operating systems.

"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.

"If that changes, we would invest there, of course."

Instead he said Google was committed to continually improving and updating its iOS and Android products.

Google has done the minimum possible to support Windows Phone and Windows 8 so far, only releasing an app to integrate their search services into the OS. Given that Google and Microsoft compete on many services it is not surprising that Google is not supporting Windows in any form, but it does show little regard for their users, who on most occasions are also Windows users.

What Google of course needs to watch out for is that users will switch their services to Microsoft services which are in fact cross platform – with SkyDrive for example supporting Android, iOS and Windows Phone, while Google Drive only supports 2 of the 3.

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