1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    My employer has decided to move from Office365 to now Gmail and Skype for business to Google Hangouts. Due to this move I need to install Google Crome browser on my Windows Microsoft Lumia 640XL phone.

    Is there any way I can install Crome on my phone? If not then I have to say this Windows Phone is useless.
    06-30-2016 01:59 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Unfortunately your phone has been rendered useless by this move. Sorry but you'll need an iOS or Android offering.
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Unfortunately your phone has been rendered useless by this move. Sorry but you'll need an iOS or Android offering.
    06-30-2016 03:26 PM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    My employer has decided to move from Office365 to now Gmail and Skype for business to Google Hangouts. Due to this move I need to install Google Crome browser on my Windows Microsoft Lumia 640XL phone.

    Is there any way I can install Crome on my phone? If not then I have to say this Windows Phone is useless.
    you can still access gmail on your phone using the native mail app but the hangouts would be more tricky

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    07-01-2016 06:10 AM
  5. Timbre70's Avatar
    Tried accessing using browsers on w10m to access google mail, it seems like it cannot be done now too.

    Windows better buck up. Looks like your business enterprise market focus is screwed too.
    07-01-2016 06:32 AM
  6. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Tried accessing using browsers on w10m to access google mail, it seems like it cannot be done now too.

    Windows better buck up. Looks like your business enterprise market focus is screwed too.
    gmail can be accessed by both browsers and the mail app. I used to use gmail via opera mini, IE and UC browser and recently even with edge browser. but of course the outlook mail app can also access it

    As for the enterprise market, I believe one case like this cannot be used to predict a trend. Last earnings report mentioned good growth for office 365
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    07-01-2016 06:47 AM
  7. Timbre70's Avatar
    I can't. When I logged in, it does lists of all googles services and asked me to download apps from play store or apple store. Can't access web gmail, but strangely can view my google circle photos in browser. Opera browser can't even login.
    07-01-2016 07:56 AM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I can't. When I logged in, it does lists of all googles services and asked me to download apps from play store or apple store. Can't access web gmail, but strangely can view my google circle photos in browser. Opera browser can't even login.
    which browser are you using? Can you try changing the mode? Either desktop or mobile version
    07-01-2016 07:59 AM
  9. Lumious's Avatar
    No.

    Fortunately UC Browser is a great alternative to IE and in some cases Edge. But Chrome, sorry, ain't happenin' anytime soon.
    07-02-2016 09:08 AM
  10. Krystianpants's Avatar
    As mentioned gmail you can use in the mail app, that's what I use.


    Client for hangouts is a third party app for Google Hangouts. It is on sale now for 5 bucks. So it exists but you have to pay.

    https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh6ghbm

    Why does it matter to your employer which browser you use? Are there certain settings he needs in place? There's a section with additional settings in about:flags if it requires something additional. But not sure why that would matter.
    07-02-2016 11:31 AM
  11. Girish Gokhale1's Avatar
    Next week I will be attending the Google Training and post that I will try to setup Gmail (Office) account and will provide feedback if it will work. Not sure about Hangouts.

    But My employer is not a small one. We are a 6B USD Company and for 40K employees we are moving from Office 365 & Skype for business to Gmail & hangouts. So it's high time for Microsoft to delve into this area and find out what's going wrong?

    I have been using Windows OS since 1998 and have faith in MS hence purchased a Windows Phone but unless MS ties a kont with Google it will be difficult and I can't really recommend anyone to use Windows Mobile Phones.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-03-2016 01:39 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    But My employer is not a small one. We are a 6B USD Company and for 40K employees we are moving from Office 365 & Skype for business to Gmail & hangouts. So it's high time for Microsoft to delve into this area and find out what's going wrong?
    Kids and their Google dependence are growing up and becoming men and women in the workforce... And starting careers in IT.
    digitaldd likes this.
    07-03-2016 03:21 PM
  13. Timbre70's Avatar
    MS only had three more years to buck up. Beyond that, it's tough.... No amount of repentance will help.

    Google docs are actually very useable for general public. It just needs some improvement to make it professional.
    07-04-2016 12:30 AM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar

    But My employer is not a small one. We are a 6B USD Company and for 40K employees we are moving from Office 365 & Skype for business to Gmail & hangouts. So it's high time for Microsoft to delve into this area and find out what's going wrong?
    I wonder what MS has to say about losing potentially 40000 personnel who used to use office 365? And what Google has to say about gaining them. I haven't heard of any news reports on this
    07-04-2016 07:16 AM
  15. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Next week I will be attending the Google Training and post that I will try to setup Gmail (Office) account and will provide feedback if it will work. Not sure about Hangouts.

    But My employer is not a small one. We are a 6B USD Company and for 40K employees we are moving from Office 365 & Skype for business to Gmail & hangouts. So it's high time for Microsoft to delve into this area and find out what's going wrong?

    I have been using Windows OS since 1998 and have faith in MS hence purchased a Windows Phone but unless MS ties a kont with Google it will be difficult and I can't really recommend anyone to use Windows Mobile Phones.
    I'm curious but do you know the reason for the move? Does Google offer better prices?
    07-04-2016 04:53 PM
  16. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I'm curious but do you know the reason for the move? Does Google offer better prices?
    it would be better prices but also less functionality for less money - office can be overwhelming in it's options so a company could feel that it's paying too much for too many features that they don't use
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-04-2016 11:44 PM
  17. Krystianpants's Avatar
    it would be better prices but also less functionality for less money - office can be overwhelming in it's options so a company could feel that it's paying too much for too many features that they don't use
    I just assume that most offices are managed by active directory whether on a server or via azure. So MS would be providing better packages and bundles with those licenses to begin with. Maybe it's one of those offices that doesn't manage its pc's strictly.
    07-05-2016 09:00 AM
  18. digitaldd's Avatar
    Kids and their Google dependence are growing up and becoming men and women in the workforce... And starting careers in IT.
    Hopefully none of them will ever have to deal with support (for Google, Microsoft or Apple) all of them are terrible in that department.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-07-2016 10:48 AM
  19. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Hopefully none of them will ever have to deal with support (for Google, Microsoft or Apple) all of them are terrible in that department.
    I don't know about the other 2 but MS have been quite helpful for me during the few times I had issues with my pc - they were able to solve issues that I wasn't able to solve. I'm basing this of 5 support sessions. Perhaps you got a bad experience once
    07-08-2016 02:30 AM

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