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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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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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

It depends then on what your personal definition of "aggressive" is.

All of the 3 players here; apple, microsoft, and google do not mess around when it comes to enforce their patents. I assume microsoft would have sought similar sales bans if the targeted android vendors had refused to pay the requested per-device fees to microsoft.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Of course, that's the point of a royalty bearing license. The difference is that Microsoft is willing to play ball and monetize Android. Apple is not, or has not in the past been willing to do so.

Microsoft is a lot more even handed with Android than any other company, and has a signed up a majority of Android OEMs and ODMs.

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