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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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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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Microsoft has to "monetize" on android because it has no choice, as it was almost squeezed out from that market. If Apple and Microsoft smartphone market shares were switched, their roles would be switched as well.

Microsoft has no problem acting like an 800lb gorilla in those markets where it is the 800lb gorilla.

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