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[3]: Good News
by WereCatf on Fri 14th Dec 2012 14:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good News"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

As a developer I really would like Windows Runtime to fully replace Win32, but only time will tell if this really happens.


How would WinRT be able to replace Win32 when WinRT itself uses Win32? See e.g. http://arstechnica.com/features/2012/10/windows-8-and-winrt-everyth... for an in-depth explanation on this.

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RE[4]: Good News
by Elv13 on Fri 14th Dec 2012 14:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Good News"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Replace it as the de-facto API, not replacing it as drop-in replacement, it isn't.

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RE[4]: Good News
by REM2000 on Fri 14th Dec 2012 15:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Good News"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

beat me to it, WinRT is built on Win32.

I agree that in one sense i would prefer more compeition as even apple has been a little lax with their design because they think they own the market.

I also agree with Google, why spend resources on a platform that may not fully play out, when they get a bigger share Google will develop for them, Google gets its revenue from access their web services, they don't really care how you do it, laptop, windows, mac, android as long as you connect.

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RE[4]: Good News
by moondevil on Fri 14th Dec 2012 19:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Good News"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

"As a developer I really would like Windows Runtime to fully replace Win32, but only time will tell if this really happens.


How would WinRT be able to replace Win32 when WinRT itself uses Win32? See e.g. http://arstechnica.com/features/2012/10/windows-8-and-winrt-everyth... for an in-depth explanation on this.
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It makes use of Win32 today, no one can say how it will look like in Windows 9, or whatever it is going to be called.

would ==> indicating a possible (but not definite) future action or state

Gee, why do people have to try to explain this every time, without imagination how it might look some releases ahead.

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RE[5]: Good News
by tylerdurden on Fri 14th Dec 2012 20:06 in reply to "RE[4]: Good News"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Perhaps because words have meaning, and us humans to this day seem to still lack the ability to read another person's mind? ;-)

I agree with you, btw.

Edited 2012-12-14 20:07 UTC

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RE[4]: Good News
by Nelson on Sat 15th Dec 2012 17:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Good News"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Because WinRT is an abstraction ontop of Win32, it can just as easily have Win32 removed in the future with consumers of the WinRT being none the wiser.

People always point this out "WinRT is built on Win32" as if it matters. .NET is built on Win32, but you don't really say you as a developer are consuming Win32 because you're not.

That means you're not tied to the behavior of Win32, but to the behavior of WinRT. Its more than a subtle difference when it comes to legacy.

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