It’s no mystery that Google doesn’t have much respect for Microsoft’s latest products. With Windows Phone 7 they put as little effort as possible into the platform and developed one lonely app for Google Search. In Windows 8 they came out of the gate firing with a Metro version of Chrome and a Google Search app, but since then they have been quiet. A lot of users are looking for more native apps for things like YouTube, Gmail, and Drive.
If you’re looking for the lack of interest to change you are going to be disappointing for the time being. Google Apps product management director Clay Bavor was on record earlier today and said “we have no plans to build out Windows apps.” Bavor went on to share some harsh words, saying “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.” Ouch. These words may seem harsh, but the bitter reality is they are true. Google makes money by selling ads, and if there aren’t enough users on a platform to generate ad revenue they don’t care about it. Simple as that.
[via The Verge]