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[5]: Good News
by Laurence on Sat 15th Dec 2012 10:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good News"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

" In general MS nastiness and hate for open standards can turn any developer away from their platform


How does this differ from any other commercial vendor?
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MS are easily the worst for it. Even Apple are more keen on embracing open standards than Microsoft are (CUPS, ODF, HTML5 (webkit far surpasses Trident), etc).

Edited 2012-12-15 10:49 UTC

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RE[6]: Good News
by moondevil on Sat 15th Dec 2012 14:53 in reply to "RE[5]: Good News"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

They did it originally for survival when NeXTSTEP team came on board.

The original Apple was all about Apple's own protocols and formats.

Nowadays they are going again to their old self, like any big corporation.

Just look at the amount of vendor extensions any given standard has.

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RE[7]: Good News
by Laurence on Sun 16th Dec 2012 08:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Good News"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

They did it originally for survival when NeXTSTEP team came on board.

The original Apple was all about Apple's own protocols and formats.

Nowadays they are going again to their old self, like any big corporation.

Just look at the amount of vendor extensions any given standard has.

Good point. I'd completely forgotten about Apple Talk et al

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RE[6]: Good News
by Nelson on Sat 15th Dec 2012 17:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Good News"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Corporations use standards to out source work. They don't really care much for them. If there was a pre-packaged proprietary solution, they'd be just as keen on it.

That's the hilarious irony when the open source community holds companies like Google, and formerly even Sun to some sort of higher ethical standard, as if they're not just profit motivated corporations.

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RE[7]: Good News
by shmerl on Sat 15th Dec 2012 22:42 in reply to "RE[6]: Good News"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Apple isn't much better. They also don't like open standards, and use them only when they have no control over the situation. Look at their opposition to open video codecs and you'll see it clearly.

But not every corporation is so low on business ethics, as to use crooked standards for lock in. Many are decent and favor interoperability and open standards.

Aiming for profit and being ethical are not contradicting interests. Contrary to what MS or Apple try to convince everyone around.

Edited 2012-12-15 22:44 UTC

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