Official Google+ Windows Phone app in the works

Earlier this month, Google released a big update to its previously released Windows Phone search app, adding new features. At the moment, it's the only app made by Google that support's Microsoft's mobile OS. However, it looks like that situation could change sometime in the near future.

Stefan Keuchel, an official Google PR rep for Germany, posted a message on his German language Twitter account, (via WPCentral.com) that in basic translated terms says that a Google+ app for Windows Phone devices is in the works. Unfortunately, there's no specific release date yet.

Google+ is, of course, Google's social networking service that is currently trying to compete with Facebook. Launched in June 2011, Google recently said the service now has over 90 million registered users. However, some in the industry have expressed doubts about Google+ and its future.

A recent ComScore report claims that Google+ users only spend about three minutes a month using the service. This is in comparison to Facebook which has its users spending six to seven hours a month on the PC site. Google claims that ComScore's numbers are much lower than its own Google+ statistics but it would not offer any specific numbers of its own.

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I love G+. I'm an Android user, for a few years now. Last Windows Phone I had was with my HTC Touch. I really want to own a WP7 device. Just haven't had the balls to move away from Android just yet.

Nimdock said,
Thanks, but no thanks. I plan on keeping my WP free from Google adware.

Lol, so true

-Sincerely Google Fanboy

Nimdock said,
Thanks, but no thanks. I plan on keeping my WP free from Google adware.

The Google+ app doesn't have any ads, good attempt at trolling though.

thealexweb said,

The Google+ app doesn't have any ads, good attempt at trolling though.

Wasn't trying to troll. I was agreeing with him. But didn't know WP G+ didn't have ads as I'm a Android user like I stated. Not everyone is trolling, but nice failed attempt at trying to find a troll.

david said,

Wasn't trying to troll. I was agreeing with him. But didn't know WP G+ didn't have ads as I'm a Android user like I stated. Not everyone is trolling, but nice failed attempt at trying to find a troll.

My comment wasn't aimed at you, look at who I quoted

Google+ ? Now on WP7 ? isn't it too late ? When Google launch g+, I have been interested... but I didn't use it very often. the fact there wasn't no app on WP7 didn't help. Maybe if google has released an app before, it could have been different but I think it's too late now, Google+ isn't anymore in my daily uses...

Lets hope it's better than the iOS version which is poor. Really you send to a login page that doesn't remember me everytime i open you is just poor design.

I signed up too but it's like a ghost town.

The biggest problem is that Facebook is so easy and has a huge history of albums and messages why should anyone want to lose all that just to try something different? The non-techy among us does not care about Google+, they like Facebook and unless the company does something amazingly dumb (like steal their credit card info), then they won't move and more unlikely to move as time goes by.

Facebook is here to stay for a very very long time. Google+ missed the boat and I doubt they can make up the numbers. I'm not a fanboy of Facebook, that's just a fact.

imachip said,
I signed up too but it's like a ghost town.

The biggest problem is that Facebook is so easy and has a huge history of albums and messages why should anyone want to lose all that just to try something different? The non-techy among us does not care about Google+, they like Facebook and unless the company does something amazingly dumb (like steal their credit card info), then they won't move and more unlikely to move as time goes by.

Facebook is here to stay for a very very long time. Google+ missed the boat and I doubt they can make up the numbers. I'm not a fanboy of Facebook, that's just a fact.

I agree. I never tried it, but the few of my friends on Facebook who posted "Moving to Google+! Leaving Facebook forever!!!" are still on Facebook. No one followed. I was reluctant enough to get a Facebook account in the first place, so there was no way I'd move over to something else. I'd just as soon give the whole thing up.

imachip said,
The non-techy among us does not care about Google+, they like Facebook and unless the company does something amazingly dumb
.

Yeah like forcing everyone to use that horrid "timeline" garbage. Oh wait...

I have a google+ account (I actually signed up for it, to see what it was like). I like the concept, but interest faded as only a handful of folks I know were using it, this is the issue Google has. It doesn't matter how many accounts there are, if the folks aren't posting things to it then pages are just plain boring. MS got it right I think by simply integrating with existing networks (Facebook, MS's own Live service, Twitter and LinkedIn). Convergence of services is key, not new services.

Also, I expect this app to be pants due to the tit for tat relationship that MS and Google seem to have at the moment, and based of the horrible search app they released a few weeks ago.

Brian Miller said,
Why? Just give it up.

Or not. The world needs at least one major competitor to the facebook monopoly.

Amarok said,

Or not. The world needs at least one major competitor to the facebook monopoly.

If the world did, there would already be one. And sadly, no matter how google cheat their membership counts, G+ isn't what the world need.

flexkeyboard said,

If the world did, there would already be one. And sadly, no matter how google cheat their membership counts, G+ isn't what the world need.


The world doesn't need it. They want peace. But for products and services, competition is never a bad thing.

Brian Miller said,
Why? Just give it up.

Why not? how does this affect you exactly? you hate Google+ don't download it, problem solved. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean nobody else does either. <rant> I'm tired of people claiming their opinion is public consensus </rant>

flexkeyboard said,

If the world did, there would already be one. And sadly, no matter how google cheat their membership counts, G+ isn't what the world need.