Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:38 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's legal chief: "We continue to be dogged by an issue we had hoped would be resolved by now: Google continues to prevent Microsoft from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for the Windows Phone." Utter nonsense, since MetroTube offers a complete and full YouTube experience on Windows Phone (it's one of the best Windows Phone applications), and YouTube+ on Windows 8. Two fantastically rich applications, built by small ISVs - yet Microsoft can't do the same? Don't make me laugh. Coincidentally, Microsoft is also whining some more about Google's removal of ActiveSync - Redmond again refuses to acknowledge that all it needs to do is implement the open standards CalDAV and CardDAV, just like everyone else has done. Times have changed, Ballmer. You don't get to dictate the industry anymore.
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RE[2]: Perspective
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Perspective"
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Microsoft was forced by market conditions. Google makes more apps on competing platforms then Microsoft. Google Maps app on iOS is better then on Android. I'm pretty sure that there is a Google Search app on WP8, as there is one on W8.

I think that's just a side effect of a development cycles. From time to time Microsoft's SkyDrive apps are better than iOS, but as the development cycle turns, the improvements come to Windows Phone and Android apps as well.

The Google Search app on WP8 is useless while the W8 app is superb. Google has at least shown that when pressed, it can make a beautiful app for Windows 8, which is what is even more frustrating for end users.

Google has started with open protocols(and still do support open and proprietary protocols), while Microsoft is reacting to the fact that they have to implement them to stay relevant.

I love how you say "Stay relevant" as if EAS wasn't pretty much de-facto and Microsoft wasn't reaping in serious bank off of it.

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RE[3]: Perspective
by JAlexoid on Sat 5th Jan 2013 12:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Perspective"
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I love how you say "Stay relevant" as if EAS wasn't pretty much de-facto standard(sic.) and Microsoft wasn't reaping in serious bank off of it.

Please see my original comment. I did not single out EAS there. The fact Microsoft isn't implementing CalDAV/CardDAV in Exchange would indicate that EAS isn't the area where they have to do something to stay relevant.(And I know that pretty well) Though Google's move with GMail might force them to

As an example - Microsoft moved away from Silverlight(it's not their focus anymore) to HTML5. That is due to market conditions, where they cannot dictate the majority of the market.

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