Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2012 11:51 UTC
Google "Google has revealed that it has no plans to develop dedicated apps for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 for its business app products such as Gmail or Drive." Product management director for Google Apps, Clay Bavor, told V3 that Google "will go where the users are but they are not on Windows Phone or Windows 8". Ouch - but for now, hard to argue with.
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RE: Migrating then
by Morgan on Fri 14th Dec 2012 14:26 UTC in reply to "Migrating then"
Morgan
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Annoyingly Google has not even updated their stuff for mobile IE yet, so I am quickly losing patience with them either way.


That was one of the few gripes I had when I was using WP7. I didn't blame Microsoft, as the version of IE on that platform is actually one of the best mobile browsers available, and it worked exceptionally well with other heavily dynamic sites.

Of course, Google is under no obligation to make their web apps play nice with every browser out there; in fact I've been pleasantly surprised when Google products seemed to work better in Firefox or Opera than Chrome. However, their overly dismissive attitude towards Windows Phone and Windows 8 seems to go against their mantra of openness. At least, if you define "openness" as being willing to work with their competitors towards a common goal of a truly standards based, open Internet.

I'm not sure if that Google still exists.

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