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Google Isn’t Bringing Their Apps To Windows Phone…For Now


As you know, Google hasn’t been quick to jump on the Windows Phone bandwagon, as the company has only released one app, and that is Google Search. Granted, releasing that on the Windows Marketplace surely didn’t take a whole lot of effort on Google’s part. Regardless, it seems like Google isn’t planning to support Windows 8 or even Windows RT with their apps either. Clay Bavor, Google Apps’ product management director, has said that Google is not planning to “build out Windows apps” simply because the users aren’t there. And frankly, I think a lot of us can agree with him.

Google’s made the Google Search app available for the new Windows Metro Modern UI, and they’ve also added Modern UI support for Google Chrome. Aside from that though, Google isn’t planning to do a whole lot more than that, other than point users towards web apps to use Google products. Bavor has said, “we are very careful about where we invest and will go where the users are but they are not on Windows Phone or Windows 8.”

Keep in mind that Bavor has left open the option to rethink the position. At this point in time though, there just aren’t enough users on Windows Phone to bother making dedicated apps for the device. I mean, just think about all of the apps Google has available on iOS and Android. That’d take a lot of time to port over to Windows Phone. It’d all be for naught.
For now, Google plans on continuing to focus development on Android and iOS.
source: Phone Arena

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