Google: 'No plans' to expand apps to Microsoft's Windows Phone


Google revealed it has no current plans to expand business applications like Gmail and Drive to Microsoft's fledgling Windows Phone 8, citing lack of customer interest in the platform. "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," Google Apps Product Management Director Clay Bavor told V3.

Bavor stated Google will instead continue focusing its mobile efforts on new and improved experiences optimized for its own Android operating system and archrival Apple's iOS. "In 2012 we've laid some of the groundwork 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." Article

Filed Under