NEW DELHI: Google has no near term plans of developing native apps for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, according to the company’s director of project management, Clay Bavor.
In an interview with technology website V3, Bavor said that Google is “very careful about where we invest and will go where the users are but they are not on Windows Phone or Windows 8.” However, he was quick to add that if users take up Windows Phone 8, the search giant would certainly develop applications for the same.
Some of the popular Google apps absent from Windows marketplace include Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Currents and Google Talk. However, Google seems bullish on Apple’siOS platform; it recently launched the native app for its mapping software for iPhones, iPads and iPods.
Major mobile manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Nokia and Huawei have announced smartphones based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform.