Google is reportedly bringing its apps over to Windows 10 Mobile

Apple is the primary competitors for both Google and Microsoft, so since the enemy of your enemy is your friend, you’d think that the two companies would be on friendly terms at least, but that hasn’t been the case for a while. Google and Microsoft have actually been at each other’s throats more than Apple’s, mainly due to legal disputes regarding Android patents, but that might be changing here soon. Windows Phone users have long been denied access to official Google apps, but a recent report claims that this won’t be the case for much longer, as Google is currently developing a number of apps for Windows 10 Mobile. 

A cease fire between Google and Microsoft might finally be in the cards. After the two companies buried the hatchet last week and agreed to resolve all pending patent disputes, hope might be on the horizon for much more. A long standing inconvenience for Windows Mobile users, Google has, to this day, adamantly refused to bring any of its services to Microsoft’s Mobile OS. Despite the immense popularity of service such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Hangouts and more, Windows Phone users have had to make do with either unofficial third party apps or use alternatives due to Google’s insistence that Windows Phone’s marketshare is not large enough to justify the development of apps for the platform. This decision could, of course, also be motivated by the company trying to stifle the growth of Microsoft’s aspiring platform. All of that, however, might soon change. An Arabic site is now reporting that Google allegedly has plans to attend Microsoft’s event this week to announce the impending release of some/all of its services on the Windows 10 platform.

By Rocco Penn

A tech blogger, social media analyst, and general promoter of all things positive in the world. "Bring it. I'm ready." Find me on Media Caffeine, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *