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]: Migrating then
by cdude on Sat 15th Dec 2012 09:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Migrating then"
cdude
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2008-09-21

The problem is more that IE10 still does not support basic web standards like WebGL. All browsers support WebGL and eg Google Maps uses it. IE10 does not for political reasons (they push for DirectX, ActiveX and other Windows-only tech they control to lockin). In the public Microsoft argues WebGL isn't a standard (it is, its supported by all other Browsers out there and HTML5 is a living-standard) and that its insecure (allright, thats why all other browsers support it while IE does the way more secure ActiveX, LOL).

So, not blame Google or the Internet if IE10 is still not able to proper render content. Its Microsoft's decision. They are responsible for you are not having a full internet-experience on your WinPhone. They not do so for strategic reason. Not supporting web standards, not allowing alternate browsers on there WinPhone's who do proper support web-standards. Not blame everybody else but Microsoft. Only they decide how well IE plays with standards, only they can do changes in IE. In fact Google worked around this in the past by offering Chrome Frame for IE on Windows 7. They cannot for WinPhone cause Microsoft does not allow them to do so. Its a strategic decision. If you not agree with Microsoft then blame Microsoft. Not buy there product if you are not happy with it. There are enough alternates out which all sell better and do proper support web standards. Buy them.

Edited 2012-12-15 09:34 UTC

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RE[4]: Migrating then
by vaette on Sat 15th Dec 2012 09:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Migrating then"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

Other examples of browsers that do not support webGL: The Android Browser, Safari for iOS. And thus 99% of the mobile browser market. webGL is nowhere near getting a seal of approval at the W3C yet. Google Maps is not among the services I was hoping to run in the browser on my mobile phone today (it runs rather badly on all phone browsers still). You are either being disingenuous or you're deluded.

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RE[5]: Migrating then
by cdude on Sat 15th Dec 2012 10:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Migrating then"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Other examples of browsers that do not support webGL: The Android Browser, Safari for iOS.


Both wrong. The new Android Browser is Chrome: Supported. Safari for iOS supports WebGL too. Please check your facts.

webGL is nowhere near getting a seal of approval at the W3C yet.


WHATWG lists it. I repeat: HTML5 is a Living Standard. WebGL is de facto standard by being supported by all major browsers except IE. Just like lot of the other de facto standards its just a matter of time till included into the W3C specification. W3C is slow you have to know. That's why WHATWG was born and why HTML5 became a living standard.

Edited 2012-12-15 10:09 UTC

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