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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

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Microsoft's Dave Heiner posted on the company's legal blog today that after two years, Google still prevents Microsoft from offering Windows Phone users a full featured YouTube app.

 

Microsoft's version of YouTube app for Windows Phone is just a link to YouTube's mobile website and lacks a number of features that the iOS and Android versions have, which were both created by Google.

 

Google has recently revealed that it has no plans to release Google apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. In addition to that, Google is also going to discontinue Gmail Sync in Windows Phone by  disabling Exchange ActiveSync support.

 

Google is clearly violating the antitrust rules set up in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission and in Europe via the European Commission.



#2 Phenom II

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Doesn't matter, "Metrotube" is a great youtube app on WP



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

MetroTube also faces issues when Google alters its backend code for YouTube because there is no official YouTube API for video streams. All the third-party apps are always on the risk.



#4 Phenom II

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:48 AM

Yup but they seem to be pretty quick to update and fix



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