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  1. wpcontinue's Avatar
    Are there even any rumours about Google make their app collection official for WP? YouTube, Translate, Maps.. WTF
    11-19-2014 02:36 AM
  2. mickichd's Avatar
    sadly not
    11-19-2014 02:41 AM
  3. saras112's Avatar
    Actually there is a Google app on WP it's Google search app
    11-19-2014 02:46 AM
  4. wpcontinue's Avatar
    Actually there is a Google app on WP it's Google search app
    Wow cool, or not..
    11-19-2014 02:47 AM
  5. Mellifluous's Avatar
    Probably not, but there are great apps there that do the same thing:

    Mytube (better in my opinion)
    Here Maps (better in my opinion)
    Translate
    11-19-2014 02:53 AM
  6. D M C's Avatar
    Yes their are rumours.

    Google will make apps when WP will get decent market share(7%-10% atleast)
    Global
    Rugmangathan likes this.
    11-19-2014 02:54 AM
  7. tapehead's Avatar
    I dunno. I gave up every Google service aside from YouTube and found it's not that big of a change.

    Outlook / Google Mail
    MS Office / Google Drive
    Here Maps / Google Maps
    Duck Duck Go / Google Search

    I guess I'm kind of out of the loop, but you don't need to be a slave to Google.
    Haigs, Kram Sacul, neo158 and 3 others like this.
    11-19-2014 03:14 AM
  8. wpcontinue's Avatar
    Yes, I only complain about YouTube and Translate. The others have better Microsoft alternatives. And no I don't want to use third party apps made by god knows who..
    FinancialP likes this.
    11-19-2014 04:14 AM
  9. tapehead's Avatar
    I would say both MyTube and Metrotube have a solid reputation. For Translate, I don't know... I do use a German/English dictionary, so I have no idea if there's a good alternative to Translate.
    11-19-2014 04:23 AM
  10. AppSilent's Avatar
    For auto-upload your videos to youtube i can propose to you my app Auto-upload to YouTube | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Last edited by AppSilent; 11-19-2014 at 01:51 PM.
    11-19-2014 05:00 AM
  11. Haigs's Avatar
    I dunno. I gave up every Google service aside from YouTube and found it's not that big of a change.

    Outlook / Google Mail
    MS Office / Google Drive
    Here Maps / Google Maps
    Duck Duck Go / Google Search

    I guess I'm kind of out of the loop, but you don't need to be a slave to Google.
    +1
    Same here, i only use youtube and mytube is even better than any official app on any platform.
    Dont be afraid to change, i didnt and i am quite happy about it.
    tapehead likes this.
    11-19-2014 05:16 AM
  12. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    I'll agree with everyone here. Other than Youtube, MS has alternatives to everything else. I use MyTube and as far as translation apps go, I think the best is T-Translator. MS Office is better than Google Drive in my opinion. One Note is AWESOME and Onedrive is a great cloud storage alternative.
    11-19-2014 03:59 PM
  13. wpcontinue's Avatar
    I would say both MyTube and Metrotube have a solid reputation. For Translate, I don't know... I do use a German/English dictionary, so I have no idea if there's a good alternative to Translate.
    And no I don't want to use third party apps made by god knows who..
    11-20-2014 01:41 AM
  14. tapehead's Avatar
    I am aware that you wrote that. I was merely trying to convince you to change your viewpoint given the reputations of both of those apps.

    But look, if Windows Phone doesn't have the apps you want and you think it's ugly, why do you use it?
    11-20-2014 02:15 AM
  15. Trill Gates's Avatar
    Are there even any rumours about Google make their app collection official for WP? YouTube, Translate, Maps.. WTF
    Highly doubtful, I'll believe it when I see it. Microsoft as an entire company poses much more of a direct competitive threat to Google than any other company on earth. Everyone thinks Windows Phone irks Google into acting this way, but in reality it's Bing. What used to be a punch line around the Google campus, is now a very credible market share competitor to Google's primary source of revenue (advertisements). Bing doesn't ever need to surpass Google (it wont) but it can be large of enough to throw a wrench in Google's attempt at a search engine monopoly and force Google to continue to innovate to stay one step ahead and has made Google's most secure revenue source no longer able to rest on its laurels.

    Bing isn't a joke to Google execs anymore, as a result Google isn't going to play nice. IMO Microsoft needs to pay homage to old school Heisenberg Microsoft of the 70's through 90's and raise their licensing royalties on Google's Android that uses hundreds of different MSFT patents. In other words patent troll them and make the Android OS more expensive for Android OEM's, Microsoft has more leverage here because of all their bespoke patent protected codes they created. Sometimes the Nadella Microsoft is just too polite and nice. Microsoft isn't some small start-up they're an empire... Time to strike back! (see what I did there)
    11-20-2014 02:18 AM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    I am aware that you wrote that. I was merely trying to convince you to change your viewpoint given the reputations of both of those apps.

    But look, if Windows Phone doesn't have the apps you want and you think it's ugly, why do you use it?
    Exactly, this is the same person who said that ALL Windows Phone apps are ugly and is now complaining about the fact that they don't want to use third party apps for Google services when Google refuse to support WP.

    OP here's a tip for you, sell your WP and go buy an Android device!!!
    James8561 and Residing like this.
    11-20-2014 05:50 AM
  17. AppSilent's Avatar
    I don't want to use third party apps made by god knows who..
    The author of app is not someone anonymous, at least for dev account registration you must pay with a credit card and MS will know a real contact information about the developer. They can make him troubles if he going to do something wrong to you.
    a5cent likes this.
    11-20-2014 06:48 AM
  18. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    Have any of you used eztube? If not try it I love it you can download videos, audio or both. You can use your YouTube credentials.
    11-20-2014 07:46 AM
  19. wpcontinue's Avatar
    Exactly, this is the same person who said that ALL Windows Phone apps are ugly and is now complaining about the fact that they don't want to use third party apps for Google services when Google refuse to support WP.

    OP here's a tip for you, sell your WP and go buy an Android device!!!
    Yes I am the person that said ALL Windows Phone apps are ugly compared to iOS. To help you, in a different thread i also said ALL WP devices look like toys/plastic bricks (except the HTC One that we all know wont be supported by MS in long terms (see previous HTCs compared to Lumias)). Once again I cannot see where I say Android is on the table on this thread???? Why do you even put it here, you troll? I am owner of WP since the beggining, and never had a phone different than it. I love the OS, i hate the apps or the LACK of apps, and don't like the hardware. Stick with WP only because of the OS itself.
    11-20-2014 07:53 AM
  20. tapehead's Avatar
    Bro, do you even read my comments? Third party apps are not an option. I think its time all WP users to stop settling with this mediocre situation and push f*cking Google already..
    I am going to break this down for you very simply so that you get it.

    Third-party apps are your ONLY options. I'm sorry this bothers you, but don't take your nasty little attitude out on us.

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    Residing and Jorge Holguin like this.
    11-20-2014 09:20 AM
  21. anon8855939's Avatar
    I don't care for any other google apps but I need inbox by google
    11-20-2014 09:24 AM
  22. fdalbor's Avatar
    I own a 925, 820 and a Moto G lte. I do not have a single Google app on the G. You can get along just fine without them. With 1Mobile Market, Amazon Market, Mobo Market and about a dozen others you can get all the Android apps you could use and never see the inside of the Google Play Store. When I bought the G I already had a Microsoft account, and a Amazon account. I did not see the need to have another account.

    Funny thing I just came from the Opera Store and just for the hell of it I downloaded five programs just to see how the store worked. Guest what every one of the downloads when I clicked on them defaulted to 1Mobil Market to get the app. Now I can't say all the apps there are NOT there (Opera store); but it is kind of strange.
    11-20-2014 05:34 PM
  23. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    YouTube is literally the only Google product I use. Sadly, I don't see a viable alternative until we have some sort of sea change in how online video is distributed.
    adkrish22290 and operian like this.
    11-20-2014 06:49 PM
  24. stephen_az's Avatar
    Are there even any rumours about Google make their app collection official for WP? YouTube, Translate, Maps.. WTF
    To put it simply, no there are not any rumors and no it is not going to happen. If you really need Google apps, you would be advised to buy an Android device. I wouldn't even recommend an iPhone since Google's support of ios only goes as deep as it being a revenue generator but not a threat to Android market share. Quite frankly if they had not been trying to originally get a foothold, I doubt there would even be as many Google apps for ios as there are. This question has been addressed again and again and the answer will not change. If you need Google apps, you are on the wrong platform....
    baret and tapehead like this.
    11-20-2014 06:49 PM
  25. zack251's Avatar
    Is there any recommendation for a good Google Hangout/Gtalk client for WP?
    11-20-2014 08:54 PM
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