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Google shows no interest in developing for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

The Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app ecosystems are slowly starting to build steam, although you may have noticed a lack of participation from one of the biggest developers out there: Google.

If, however, you were in the hopes that Google may in fact be working on addressing this, then you are mistaken, because Google has chosen not to develop for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for the time being.

The reason is fairly straightforward. According to Google’s product management director for Google Apps, Clay Bavor, Google will only invest time and resources for a platform where the users are and users “are not on Windows Phone or Windows 8.”

While this may not be a big deal on Windows 8, where you can simply access all of Google’s services in the web browser as you have all these years, Windows Phone 8 users will continue to get a substandard Google experience due to a lack of proper dedicated apps for Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Drive, etc.


Thanks for the tip, Shahriman.


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