Google says no to Windows 8 app development
Google announced it will not go through the trouble of developing dedicated Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 apps for its cloud services such as Gmail or Google Drive. Speaking to British tech website V3, Google Apps product management director Clay Bavor said that the search giant is holding back on any work at present due to a lack of interests from its clients on the systems.
"We have no plans to build out Windows apps. 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," he said.
"If that changes, we would invest there, of course."
Instead Bavor said the firm was committed to continually improving and updating its iOS and Android products.
Google product management director of Google Apps Clay Bavor"In 2012 we've laid some of the ground work and really improved the experience of our core apps on mobile devices, such as adding native editing of spreadsheets for both iOS and Android apps," he said.
"We really see these as the first versions of our mobile experience, though, so we will continue to make big investments in mobile in 2013 with the goal of having beautiful mobile apps."
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