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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foster the friendly competitor
by fran on Fri 14th Dec 2012 20:11 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Microsoft has been less aggressive towards Android in the patent wars. How long we don't know.
I goes to reason that you would rather foster a market for the less aggressive competitor then the others.
Which will undermine sales of the aggressor.
Releasing Windows apps might help in this regard.

Edited 2012-12-14 20:13 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Less aggressive? Microsoft has been suing almost every major android handset vendor for royalties for the past few years.

Under that context, why would google go out of their way to enhance the functionality of a competing product by microsoft?

Edited 2012-12-14 20:34 UTC

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fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Less aggressive? Microsoft has been suing almost every major android handset vendor for royalties for the past few years.

Under that context, why would google go out of their way to enhance the functionality of a competing product by microsoft?


Yes, less aggressive. Apple generally seeks for sale ban's more often while Microsoft are more licensing friendly.

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