Google may prep YouTube, Hangouts and others for Windows 10 Mobile

Google may prep YouTube, Hangouts and others for Windows 10 Mobile
Under the new CEO, Microsoft is hard at work creating very decent (and some great) apps for Android, putting behind any qualms or reservations it might have about working on a direct competitor's platform. It seems that Google might be prepping to return the favor, by having its own popular apps ready for prime time on the Windows 10 Mobile edition when it lands this week, along with two new Lumias to showcase it.

Staple apps like YouTube, Hangouts, Google Voice and Google Play Music are all tipped to appear on the Windows Store, it seems. Microsoft already signed agreements with some Android makers like Samsung, Sony or Asus, to ship its apps for the platform together with their phones out of the box. 

Having Google's apps on Windows 10 Mobile would certainly be a boost for those who are contemplating a run for the new Lumias, but are using their Google stuff on a regular basis, but since this is just a rumor, we'll take the wait and see approach until Microsoft takes the stage tomorrow, and gives some more details on the new handsets and their fresh ecosystem.

source: W4Phub (translated) via Reddit

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29 Comments

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I will definitely buy mmyself a windows phone because they have YouTube, now.☺

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

LOL, you that you'll lose the download option, right ?

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

He could still use a third party app for downloading

24. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Dats coo

27. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Give me imessage and Facetime I'll consider W10 or an Android for my next phone (don't have one right now)

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

its about time they stopped being little kids fighting over the last cupcake.

2. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

google should now develop all these apps for the universal windows platform rather then win 10 mobile only

26. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I think they will do that actually. Google are smart enough to know that developing one app that can work on all Windows 10 devices is smarter and cheaper than only Windows 10 Mobile. Having an official Youtube app on Windows 10 is great for the platform even if you easily can use Youtube on a desktop.. But I will still use Tubecast which in my opinion is the best third party Youtube app.

3. skips

Posts: 486; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

ABOUT DAMN TIME, Google. Better late than never. woot woot.

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

No, i really love the download option on Windows Phone.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

You know that's illegal right?

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Every YouTube client on Windows store has this option.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same with many third party YouTube clients on the Play Store and App Store But its not happening in Google's official app due to the copyright issues Even offline playback took forever to reach the official app due to copyright issues

6. saeen

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Facebook needs to come with a Messenger update for voice and video calling!

9. mdsheik

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

Both CEO are indians, and things r starts to change...

10. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Universal Apps would be great. Google, you are already late, why not create some great apps for the Mobile and PC users of Wndows Ecosystem.

13. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

If Hangouts and keep comes to Windows Mobile officially, I'll be first in line to get the 950. Please Google make this happen!!!

14. darksantacruz

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

They should create universal apps. I think Google as a company needs to stop denying these apps for Windows users because if G apps are being used by them they are also Google users. Google at this moment just reminds me of a child being stubborn.

16. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

not only google, infact everyone should now develop apps for windows universally rather then only mobile or desktop OS !! THEY WILL obviously cover a large user base doing so

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

they will cover hundreds of millions if they do. How that kind of share goes unnoticed is beyond me.

18. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

same here....we as a reader think abt all this for 5-10 minutes & can think of better ways but those whose job is to think about this are ignoring a large user base

20. darksantacruz

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

I agree, just mentioned Google due to the article.

15. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I sure hope this is true and exactly the kind of kickstart Windows 10 Mobile needs. One day away.

19. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

What a day... i was longing for hangouts on my lumia 930 since ages... hope this is true and they will release google apps with windows 10 update... thanks a ton to both google and MS if this is true....

21. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Good we really need a good stock working youtube app. With the ability to streams 1080 @ 60fps

22. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

This is (potentially) great news! I hope it is true.

23. Hoekie

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

Couldn't care less. Google can keep their stuff. The only thing I want from them is allowing non google account for youtube sign in. For everything else I dumped google services already.

25. Roshendren

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

It's about time some popular apps come to Windows.

29. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Hope this means android wear compatibility is coming

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