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.