Microsoft And Google Cooperate On New Windows Phone YouTube App

Posted: May 25 2013, 5:54am CDT | by , in Mobile Phones


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Microsoft and Google Cooperate on New Windows Phone YouTube App

The two technology titans have buried the hatchet. After a long feud that took them to court Google and Microsoft have decided to let bygones be bygones. They will cooperate on the creation of a new YouTube app for Windows Phone.

After war there is peace. Microsoft and Google have put the bitter past behind them and decided to shake hands on a mutual project. A new Windows Phone Youtube app is in the making and the two are in total agreement this time. In fact, they are working together to find a perfect solution that may appease the user base. The renovation of the YouTube app is being carried out in order to fulfill API criteria. It will allow ads to be featured within the next few weeks on this platform. And as for Microsoft, it is reverting to an earlier version of the YouTube app for now. This app didn’t work so well in the past since Google had been blocking access to it. Till both companies come up with a better app the old one is the only one in place. This will unfortunately lead to some customer dissatisfaction yet that is the price that must be paid for innovative change. It is a sort of interregnum period in between which Microsoft has gone back to basics.

Microsoft and Google have pooled resources and are willing to give cooperation a go instead of rabid competition according to The Verge report. Life is short and not about getting into conflicts. When you compare two entities you destroy both in the process. In a joint statement the two electronic giants said that they will work together to meet the API standards as well as feature advertisements. While it’s not all peaches and cream, there is hope. The technicians and experts have undecided opinions regarding what to do with this app. Google meanwhile seems to be vacillating in its efforts. It’s all pretty mixed up right now. No doubt, the old resentments are still boiling underneath. But for the common good the duo have decided to call it quits as far as rough and tumble affairs are concerned.

The agreement may be more due to mutual interest and selfishness than any brotherly feelings. Such problems and snags have to be fixed and your freedom ends the moment you come up against the other person’s nose. Ultimately, they will work out a scheme that suits them as well as the consumers who use the technology with passion and energy. But it will take some time before the new YouTube app gets off the ground. Till then the best that can be done is to wait and see how things turn out.

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