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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Oh well...
by tylerdurden on Fri 14th Dec 2012 20:21 UTC
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

I actually like WP8, it is an interesting user experience although I haven't used it for extended periods of time.

However thus far it seems to have a poor integration with gmail, which to me personally is a deal breaker. I was expecting google to release a native client for it, pity.

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RE: Oh well...
by bentoo on Fri 14th Dec 2012 23:42 in reply to "Oh well..."
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

What's wrong with the WP Gmail integration? I've used it on my WP7/7.5 since launch with no problems. Only think I miss is Google Talk calls but I have no problems with the mail and contact syncing.

Edited 2012-12-14 23:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Oh well...
by tylerdurden on Sat 15th Dec 2012 00:42 in reply to "RE: Oh well..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

If you use gmail just as a mail service, I assume nothing is missing really. But some of us switched over gmail because of the value added stuff (organizing mail conversations, search services, integration with google voice/services, etc). That is not yet fully supported on WP8, or at least it wasn't when I last checked a couple of weeks ago.

I am not saying that everybody needs it, but I am used to it.

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