Petition started to ask Google to make apps for Windows Phone
0. phoneArena 27 Dec 2012, 22:40 posted on
One of the most annoying things about using Windows Phone for many users is that Google has absolutely refused to support the platform and as such has only made one app for the OS, a Google Search app, which is sub-par to be kind. But, now users are trying to take the matter into their own hands by starting up a petition to ask Google to support Windows Phone by making more apps...
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45. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
@meocow there is nothing special about windows but there is a uniqueness, artistic, and radical about the new windows, w8 and modern UI. New and shocking to many. Though has lukewarm reception from the mainstream, eventually will soak in. Go ahead scoff it off. This is the future, a new vision for the open minded. And hey every product comes with instructional booklets. So what's next for Linux? Bitch and moan or free to produce their own products.
61. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2678; Member since: 26 May 2011)
There is a reply option on each comment. Don't just use the comment box at the bottom.
46. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Sorry for my last sentence. Early in morning.
48. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
Idk who's comment I read, talking about something about WP being unique and simplistic? Uh, maybe we should make a "live tile", for that discussion.lol Microsoft is not really doing much of anything that hasn't been done before, it's ideas have been deprived of from other platforms before it. Heck, even the live tiles feature isn't original, why? Look it up, they're getting sued based on a patent having been filed for it years ago. And for someone else who said something about google not trying to help WP because there just isn't any money for them in it? Uh, yeah, more than 90% of google services are free. Problem is, like ios, Microsoft wants a cut from whatever is being offered in their store while in Android, it's free. If developers want to.charge for their apps, that's their call, not google's. Also, Microsoft charges the manufacturers a fee so they can sell phones for WP, talk about greed right off the bat. My opinion, Google has nothing to lose or gain from MS, that said, this petition is stupid for Android and WP users alike.
51. papss (unregistered)
I just came from Android to WP8 and if I'm being honest the only thing I miss that I had on Android is flash lol.. I still use google + and google search engine.. I could care less about their apps though
54. emdot82 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
MS pay up if u want google apps is that simple
56. uneedhelp (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
I dnt care one bit about google apps . I switched from android to windows phone 8 and am currently in love with my BING...AS A MATTER OF FACT I LOVE MY HTC 8X AND NOW HAVE WINDOWS 8 ON MY LAPTOP AT HOME AND PC AT WORK IT INTERGRATES WONDERFULLY.NOT MISSING ANDROID AT ALL#GOODBYE
72. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
I'm glad, cause you're stuck with it for two years. :p
73. uneedhelp (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
I c ur someone who has to wait to upgrade before u can get a new phone lol Stay in ur lane u cant be upset because someone likes something the fact is I have been with android since the first droid an I miss absoloutly nothing about android so jus wait until u have and upgrade lil.e and then talk :P
78. chrischau1308 (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Maybe a year later when his phone has a update then he'll consider what he said before.
57. papss (unregistered)
Agreed youneedhelp.. I won't be going back anytime soon.
58. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Petitions won't help...... Ask Microsoft to show good sales number of all Windows 8 devices(RT/WP/W8), and google will scramble to make apps for those OS........
79. chrischau1308 (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
You said it like Android haven't been through that time.
Oh hey, it's free, that explains why.
59. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I only need google translate. since I have nokia maps on wp8, I don't need googlemaps. may be google chrome would be great as an alternative to internet explorer.
70. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
You must not be paying attention-- this whole article is about WP not having more than one Google app...lol
75. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
If you use zapier everything links to your skydrive. No google nothing.
77. lolol (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)
lol i dont mind, im happy with my lumia 800, ive no worries without google oh that selfish company
81. chrischau1308 (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
I would love to get rid of Google too ^^!
82. Khatta (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)
There is also a second petition to some of the top application developers to support their Apps on WP platform. On the change.org site, just search for: mint, flipboard
Sorry, cant post the petition link here due to constraints with the new account. :-(