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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cdude
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2008-09-21

Windows 8 != Windows Phone + RT

Google services/applications that are available for Windows 7 will work out of the box on Windows 8 using win32. WP8 and RT have win32 too but not allow using it for apps. You would need to rewrite anything. Lots of work to address only WP8 and RT and since nobody wants WP8 and RT [1] there is no point in that. Its just not worth the investment.

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Poor Lumia WP8 sales
http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/12/nokia-corporation-adr-nysenok-lumi...

According to John C. Dvorak of PC-Mag, Windows 8 is......
A Rosier Year Ahead for Windows 8? Yeah, Right
www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412327,00.asp

ZD-NET Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols also chime in his 2 cents on W8 tablet (NO ONE WANT WINDOWS TABLET)
Windows 8 Tablets: Born to fail
http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-tablets-born-to-fail-7000004389/

Stephen Chapman of ZDNET even told user to downgrade to Windows 7
From Windows 8 to Windows 7: why I downgraded
http://www.zdnet.com/from-windows-8-to-windows-7-why-i-downgraded-7...

Brad Chacos of PC-WORLD also think Windows8 failed
Windows 8: Does its 1-month report card read pass or fail?
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2017110/windows-8-does-its-1-month-r...

John Matarese of ABCActionNews even say that MS Surface is an EPIC FAIL... Surface is the new playbook
Could Microsoft's (MFST) Windows 8 and Surface tablet be an epic fail?
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/science_tech/could-microsofts...

Intel CEO Paul Otellini 2cents about Windows 8
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57520193-75/intel-ceo-slams-windo...

Windows 8 fails to impress US analysts
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/windows-8-fails-to-impress-us-analysts/3...

Sales of Lumia lower then expected
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mobile/display/20121212183332_Sales_of...

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