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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Migrating then
by vaette on Fri 14th Dec 2012 14:10 UTC
vaette
Member since:
2008-08-09

Oh well, gets my long-delayed migration off of Googles tools underway. The way it seems now Microsofts offerings are available on all the platforms I use, where Googles are not. Annoyingly Google has not even updated their stuff for mobile IE yet, so I am quickly losing patience with them either way.

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RE: Migrating then
by Morgan on Fri 14th Dec 2012 14:26 in reply to "Migrating then"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

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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RE[2]: Migrating then
by chithanh on Fri 14th Dec 2012 18:00 in reply to "RE: Migrating then"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

I do not think that Google actively does things to lock out mobile Internet Explorer.

But the standard for the mobile Internet is Webkit. So Microsoft will either have to switch to Webkit, or emulate its behavior in places where standards are ambiguous.

That this is possible even with limited resources is demonstrated very well by Mozilla and Opera.

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RE[2]: Migrating then
by zima on Tue 18th Dec 2012 16:05 in reply to "RE: Migrating then"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I've been pleasantly surprised when Google products seemed to work better in Firefox or Opera than Chrome

When was that? In my experience, Google products always neglected Opera ...which I use fairly consistently as my main browser for over half a decade.

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