Google not planning to "build out Windows apps" because the users aren't there

Google not planning to "build out Windows apps" because the users aren't there
Google has not been quick to support Windows Phone so far, only putting out one official Google Search app, which obviously didn't have much time or energy put behind it. And, it looks like Google isn't planning to work any harder to support Windows 8 or Windows RT either. According to Google Apps product management director Clay Bavor, Google is not planning to "build out Windows apps" because the users just aren't there.

Google has made a Google Search app for the new Windows Modern UI, and it has added support for the Modern UI in Google Chrome, but apparently the company doesn't plan much more than that, preferring to point users to the web apps for Google products. Bavor went on to say, "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."

Of course, Bavor left open the option to reevaluate this position if things change, but for now the company will continue to focus on Android and iOS development. 

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55 Comments

54. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Wouldn't be because they are concerned about Windows Phone bringing some much needed competition..? Nah that couldn't be it.

51. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Thats Real selfish >.< , I would love to have google chrome on my Lumia 800.. And still Microsoft makes apps for android :/

44. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

lol... who gives a sh!t that google doesn't want to incorporate it's data-mining services into Windows Phone. With the exception of youtube and this gmail account, I've managed to eliminate them completely from my PC and I have never been happier.

49. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Wait a min.....you feel that way about Google....and use Gmail? Doesnt add up.

41. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

To me its a chicken or the egg scenario. Maybe if you make your apps available to WP, that would get some more sales for WP.

40. papss unregistered

Ha... Just shows what google is thinking about M$ and windows at this moment. There a large amount of % that M$ can go up in market share and google has a larger % to go down for theirs

43. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

am sure if/when wp8 market share rises google will port its google apps...if it was purely based on competition then they would not make any ios apps would they...its the same as microsoft not making any apps for android but only recently they decided to start making apps because they simply cant ignore the market share google owns.

39. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

its okay... WP and windows dont need you!! and bing needs to be use anyway... and im pretty sure microsoft will hault the approval! and good luck on populating your google+

24. Merci

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Glad I'm not a Windows user!

38. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Neither am i©®™

23. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

If Google was a smart company, and every company should know, you never leave any option untouched. Windows Phone is really starting to take off, largely thanks in part to the Lumia phones. Just because somebody chooses not to use the Android ecosystem, that doesn't mean that they don't use Google apps.

19. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i imagine google will come around to win 8 as its market share grows. right now, i bet the numbers do not justify the time needed to build for win8, give it time

18. wp8forever unregistered

Even I had to laugh at that , lol windows phone 4 , but is all good I know he meant 8 ,and 8 stands for the best .

17. papss unregistered

Lol... Laughed pretty hard on that one

15. uneedhelp

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

I jus switched to windows phone 8 and all I got to say is GOODBYE AND GOOD RITTENS ANDROID.....WINDOWS PHONE 4

16. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

there's a new windows phone version? that was fast.

21. myownchoice

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Half the number... most probably half in everything.. even the map will lead u half the way...lol..

53. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Windows has nokia maps , so not half the way :) you are talking about apple maps

12. papss unregistered

Its called scared for what Microsoft has planned. They don't want to give m$ an inch due to knowing the potential... Android at 70 % won't and can't get much higher..

56. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Google is not like your beloved windows phone. Keep dreaming about some plans, it's not plans. Now it looks like Microsoft is in despair about attracting attention to their system.

11. zivan

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Or may be google cant compete against the style and boldness of wp its sexy ...itsnt it??

10. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Of course.. Why support a competitor if afterwards it bites the hand that feeds...?

9. wp8forever unregistered

Lol google realized this , I have a Lumia 920 ,we don't need a single app that u make ,lol what google plus lol Facebook , google docks lol we have office lol YouTube lol we have metrotube, Gmail, sorry I have outlook so stick those apps up a........

13. D.Aceveda

Posts: 455; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Windows Phone sucks lol

34. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

More like junk crap, useless good for nothing, prison unix OS™®©

14. myownchoice

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

N obviously bing n internet explorer...lol...

22. lovefist unregistered

Lol internet lol sucks lol.. are you on drugs or something? Lol

27. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Well Said mate

30. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

True story!

37. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Look whose missing in this article, Pikapowerize Chaoticrazor Haseebzahed .............. and few others? ©®™

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