This is a sign that Gmail and Drive already work on Windows 8 on computers, and that Windows 8 Phone is already a dying platform. Probably indicative of the lack of interest in the Windows 8 RT store, too. Why invest in buying a store "kiosk" when projections are that you won't sell enough apps to make back the up-front cost?
I can understand why they would be hesitant with Windows mobile apps because there's no guarantee that it's going to succeed, but bucking against Windows as an operating system entirely seems unwise.
Although they're not losing much at the moment since not many computers run W8 compared to W7 in the long haul sticking to not supporting Windows 8 is going to cost them
Just give them some time, they will come home
You have to choose if you want the windows phone you have to live without google. However it is also a very bad move by them because ppl that want windows phone will then move to other apps. With bing and outlook mail being competitive I would think this is a bad move by them.
No windows phone is not dying its sales are up 300%. Android market share is at 60%ish so they dont have anything to worry about. They are try to make their own ecosystem. Dont be shocked when you see google desktop os coming soon.
Yep, windows phones are becoming increasingly popular. I just feel windows phones always have that stigma that comes with any windows release. You have to learn yet another OS, which in my opinion is more intuitive and diverse than iOS. I just don't see Microsoft really ever taking a big enough market share here to bring in developers like google. Plus it's not like google wont be making money off windows phones anyhow, people will still use their browsers to access what they can.
I don't think google would try to make a desktop OS since there's no category in desktop capabilities left unsatisfied by Linux, OSX or Windows so there's really no room for Google to make a move there and they're clearly being conservative with where they make their investments.Windows Phones are still young compared to the maturity of Android and iOS so it'll need a little more time to developeto really analyze even if at the moment it's future isn't as ideal as it could be as far as it's marketplace and application support.
Umm... Google already has a desktop OS.
By desktop do you mean Chrome/Chromium OS?I know that it's usable on desktops or almost any standard computer hardware config but I don't really consider it a Desktop OS because it was designed for laptops