Friday, May 31, 2013: For the past six months, there have been reports about the constant strain in the relationship of Google and Microsoft. There were frictions on varied issues starting from Android patents to the full-fledged YouTube app for Windows Phone. Though recently there was buzz which claimed that the two companies might work together, the latest statement by Google’s Chief of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai might hurt folks at Microsoft.
Speaking at AllThingsD’s D11 event, the Chief of Android and Chrome explained his reasons for Google not keen on developing much for Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry. Pichai said, “We want to reach out to as many people as possible.”
Talking about their famous video streaming service ‘YouTube’ in particular, the Android boss said that Google do not have many users scale on the platforms like BlackBerry and Windows Phone. He added, “If they get more users, we will make apps.”
Surely, in the situation where it appeared like both the companies had joined hands and stopped the ceasefire, Pichai’s comments on the Microsoft’s platform Windows Phone lacking “critical mass” might burn some hearts at the Microsoft. Hopefully, this will not undermine the efforts from the two companies to serve the Windows Phone audience.