Gmail Drive and not reach Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 at the moment
The product development manager for Google Apps, Bavor Clay said in a statement to V3 that no plan to develop dedicated applications for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 of some products, such as Gmail or Drive. The reason is that the company does not believe there is interest from users on these platforms, so they prefer to focus their efforts on other products that will reach more people.
“We have no plans to build Windows applications,” said the manager of this medium. “We are very careful with the places in which we invest and go where users are, but not in Windows Phone or Windows 8,” he said.
Therefore, those using Microsoft operating systems will have to resort to the web versions of these services, at least until the seeker change my mind. But, although not close the door at all to its presence in the Windows ecosystem, this will only happen if they perceive a real demand. “If this changes, we will invest there, of course.”
However, Bavor, who has worked at Google since 2005, seemed to forget that there are other applications of the company’s products that are available in Windows 8, as the search itself . Moreover, came to the store before the occurrence of the operating system’s release, on October 24.
Instead, the manager admitted that iOS and Android are as “early versions” of your mobile experience (recently completely renovated the Gmail app for iOS , for example). Anyway, continue their investment in this market, whose importance grows as does the cloud, it is the only way (or more practical) to maintain a synchronized experience between different terminals.
“The cloud is no longer a mystery. Virtually every company we spoke is undertaking a monumental change in which all people and does not use one or two devices, but sometimes reach five tablets, laptops , smartphones and desktop computers, “he said.Tags: applications, Gmail, Google Drive, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8