War between Google and Microsoft doesn’t seem to end. In the latest move Google has asked Microsoft to remove Youtube application from Windows Phone 8 devices and app marketplace.
According to cease and desist letter sent to Microsoft by Google, which was published by The Verge, Google has asked Microsoft to “immediately withdraw this application from the Windows Phone Store and disable existing downloads of the application by Wednesday, May 22, 2013.”
Meanwhile Microsoft spokesperson told “We’d be more than happy to include advertising but need Google to provide us access to the necessary APIs.”
Hope that the issue is resolved in time and the WIndows Phone users do not suffer from this bickering between two companies. However if indeed Youtube app is pulled out of Windows Phone store, users can still access youtube.com through their phones browser.