Not Coming Soon: Google Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Google has established that the firm has no immediate plans to develop dedicated applications like Gmail or Drive for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
According to V3's interview with Clay Bavor, Google's Product Management Director, there is a lack of interest from its clients in Microsoft's operating systems, which explains why Google isn't sowing any seeds for the Redmond firm's offerings just as yet. On the other hand, Google will forge ahead with its work on Android and Apple's iOS platform.
"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. 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", said Bavor.
He also added that the search giant recognizes the need to push its enterprise offerings with the escalating demand for mobility as well as the proliferation of cloud-based systems. Given today's trends, it's not rare for consumers to wield two or more mobile devices, and sometimes as many as five with tablets, laptops, smartphones, and desktop machines, he chimed.