Google: We Don't Plan to Build Apps for WinPho8

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If you've been holding out for a Gmail or Drive app on WinPho8, you're all outta luck. Google has announced that it has no plans to roll out Windows Phone 8 software for the major Google apps.


Speaking to V3, Clay Bavor, product management director at Google Apps, explained:

"We have no plans to build out Windows apps. 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. If that changes, we would invest there, of course."

Instead, Google plans to concentrate its efforts in iOS and Android apps:

"In 2012 we've laid some of the ground work 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."

Like Google Maps, which is now back on iOS. So, if you have an intimate love affair with the big G, look like WinPho8 still isn't for you. [V3]


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Question for Win 8 phone users:

So this kinda sucks (since I am using android / google right now). However, my phone is old, obsolete, and I'm getting an upgrade for Christmas. I'm planning on getting the HTC 8X (I've tried it, I like it). Will I still be able to use Gmail (i.e. can I just have it forward to the email app on my Win phone), or am I fucked into going with the Galaxy 3 (or comparable Verizon android device)?

Me not so smart.