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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I'm guessing that it has more to do with the low market share of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 at present. As soon as enough people are using it, you can bet that Google will jump on board. Businesses are there to make money, not to play ideological wars.

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poliorcetes Member since:

But, you see, actually iOS is both more agressive and a more efficient competitor against Android. If this movement is against competitors, then google map for iOS is a clear contradiction. Apple Maps was going to be a phenomenal tool against Apple's position as competitor of Google.

There is no ideology. There are brands and competition. That's the reason I cannot understand why they aren't going to offer google products for Windows 8. The raw majority of the PC that are going to be sold are going to be Windows 8, so market share of windows 8 is going to be necessarily high in some months.

Therefore, there is a weird decission here, specially keeping in mind the raw amount of damage that Apple has intended to produce to Android and Google's partners.

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cdude Member since:

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.


Poor Lumia WP8 sales

According to John C. Dvorak of PC-Mag, Windows 8 is......
A Rosier Year Ahead for Windows 8? Yeah, Right,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

Stephen Chapman of ZDNET even told user to downgrade to Windows 7
From Windows 8 to Windows 7: why I downgraded

Brad Chacos of PC-WORLD also think Windows8 failed
Windows 8: Does its 1-month report card read pass or fail?

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?

Intel CEO Paul Otellini 2cents about Windows 8

Windows 8 fails to impress US analysts

Sales of Lumia lower then expected

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Stephen! Member since:

Therefore, there is a weird decission here, specially keeping in mind the raw amount of damage that Apple has intended to produce to Android and Google's partners.

Shouldn't Apple be more concerned about Microsoft than Google?

"We are trying to make absolutely clear we are not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple," Ballmer told CRN following the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto on Monday. "We are not. No space uncovered that is Appleā€™s."

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