Google not interested in developing Native Apps for Windows 8

Google has no interest in developing apps for Windows 8. The company’s app product management director Clay Bavor, in an interview to a British tech website said that it has no plans of building Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps at the moment.


The director believes both the OS (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8) show a lack of interest from its (Google) users. One of his statement reads:

Our goal is to be able to offer our users a seamless app experience across all platforms and want to make our products available to as many people as possible. We’re always evaluating different platforms, but have no detailed plans to share at this time. He further adds, “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.”

From the above statement it is clear Google doesn’t want to take any chances with its services, especially with the ones around reliability and availability. It wants to hold its standard high since people run their lives on its products, the company believes.

It witnessed great outrage from users after Google Drive and Gmail dropped offline for around 30 minutes on Monday. So probably, the Internet giant wants to play it safe this time and avert crisis of such sorts in future.

Google was also committed to continually improving and updating its iOS and Android products, Bavor told V3.Co.UK.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.


  1. Gregg L. DesElms

    Google should not get too full of itself.  Ignoring Windows has been a bad idea for many, many years; and nothing — not even the awfulness of Win8 — has changed that.  Google is shooting itself in the foot with this kind of thinking… and not for the first time.

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  2. hemant saxena

    I wonder if it would be correct to use the past for predicting future, Gregg.

  3. Gregg L. DesElms

    @hemant saxena: Hasn’t that always been the best way?  I mean… has something changed?  Did I miss it?

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  4. hemant saxena

    Nope! your views are most valued.

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