Google: We Don't Plan to Build Apps for Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8

By Jamie Condliffe on at

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

Speaking to V3, Clay Bavor, product management director of 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 on 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, it looks like Windows Phone 8 still isn't for you. At least the web apps work great on Windows 8, right? [V3]

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