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[4]: Hard to argue with?
by Nelson on Sat 15th Dec 2012 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hard to argue with?"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Even if you do, their total marketshare is less than 10%, not something that will be difficult for Microsoft to surpass given that Windows XP and Windows 7 are the single biggest operating systems.

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RE[6]: Hard to argue with?
by Nelson on Sat 15th Dec 2012 20:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Hard to argue with?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

These figures are misleading, as they don't count the installed base of Windows, only the previous quarter sales.

This would be fine if it was just a mobile OS to mobile OS comparison, because the upgrade cycles are similar, but a PC at home is upgraded much less frequently than a mobile device.

I hate to be cliché, but: Apples to oranges.

This is why browser usage stats online hold much more validity to their claims (which you conveniently, and in an ad hominem manner dismiss):

They measure actual usage, not just new purchases. The fact that quite possibly a lot of the Android devices being purchased are used as junky feature phones is telling.

Android's mysterious sales have never directly translated to mobile web usage, ever.

Still, it is quite good that Microsoft is at 20% marketshare for new devices.

You are as wrong today, as the people who claimed the Lumia took China by storm were back a few months ago. They're making the same fundamental mistake as you.

However, this is a trend with your comments. You find a source, any source, where the numbers are contorted enough to meet your agenda and you spam it all over the comments.

To the non eagle eyed reader it will seem as if you've made some kind of brilliant point, when in reality you've fallen victim to the same ignorance as the layman. Congrats cdude, but you're not as impressive as you think.

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