• floatingbones

    Paul Thurott said that the Surface has a 30-day no-cost return policy. You could return yours — and continue your tablet search elsewhere (so to speak).

  • Pablo Almeida

    that’s why I hate Microsoft. They don’t understand, we luv Google, we’ll ever use Google!

  • Sprese

    It’s not about understanding. They’re direct competitors to Google and just wanna favor their own product: Bing.

  • http://twitter.com/MiamiSEM Miami SEM

    >>> “However, if you try to find the app by searching from Microsoft Surface, it doesn’t appear”

    MSFT banned /gave Google Search a -950 penalty for having too many ads above the fold, for not adding enough unique and compelling content (just scrapped stuff filled with dozens of deceiving ads on top) and for misleading users on ads vs content, spying on users habits and a lot more. I am sure Danny and Matt Cutts will understand this: it’s Microsoft’s product and they have a free speech right to choose what they show to users. Of course Google can do whatever they want, but MSFT doesn’t have to include or worse, rank them highly. Competition is one click or walk (to the store) away.

    Go Danny, defend MSFT’s right to free speech.

    Freddy Santana (not anonymous so do not delete it Danny)

  • http://www.danielhaim.com/ Daniel Haim

    This is so lame.

  • http://www.danielhaim.com/ Daniel Haim

    This app is not complied to work with processor.

  • Truthhz

    I guess Google engineers don’t know how to compile to ARM. ;)
    The Google Search app is marked as x86 / x64 ONLY. That’s why it will not appear in Win RT app store. Google should remove the incorrect information from their website or release an ARM version of app.

  • fuyao

    So you love the crap and boring Google.

  • Truthhz

    Regarding browser issue. Anybody can make a browser for RT. The problem is MS like Apple restricts the use of certain APIs to third parties. This would put other browsers at a performance disadvantage compared to IE. But that hasn’t stopped Google from releasing Chrome on iOS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/450Thumper John Whitehead

    Yes, the lack of Google search, Chrome and the ability to use third party video players such as Power DVD is a big disappointment. I bought Surface to use as a travel companion with primary goal of watching VOB files. Hopefully, there will be apps released in the near future to allow this as well. If not, I will be looking at the pro version in January. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1268479427 Joshua Coy

    idk why everyone is complaining of Windows RT not having a Google app. You can just open IE10, go to google.com, and search from there. Does everything the app most likely would. Well, that was easy wasn’t it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/saevum.dinomite Saevum DinoMite

    Wait … you hate Microsoft because they allow Google to have an app run on Windows RT, but Google hasn’t submitted an app that will run on Windows RT? Or because Microsoft will allow Google to have a Chrome browser run on Windows RT, but Google hasn’t submitted a Chrome browser that will run in Windows RT? Which is it?

  • Emi Cyberschreiber

    google is talking so much crap here… and its funny!
    they didn’t compiled the App to be able to be run in ARM, end. its not Microsoft doing anything.
    i understand games not being ARM compatible before, because there wasn’t ARM hardware (like surface RT) available to test them. but a google search App? well it was googles fault not being in ARM.
    and Microsoft doesn’t stop them from making a browser, but they make excuses and want to make Microsoft look “evil” here, only because they are lazy to rewrite their browser for WinRT.
    and if they cant compile their crappy searching App to ARM, i really doubt they would be able to port their browser to winrt.

  • Emi Cyberschreiber

    wow… you dont even know what you are talking about.
    Microsoft has nothing to do with Google not knowing how to make their apps ARM compatible.
    are you being serious or its you just being plain dumb? because i will say it again and in caps so you will understand. ITS GOOGLE’S FAULT, they didn’t sumbit their App with ARM, and Microsoft DONT STOP other companies from making a web browser but it has to be written for WinRT like it or not. so its Mozilla, Google, Opera, Maxthon.. etc, choice, if they want to rewrite or not their browser for WinRT.

  • Emi Cyberschreiber

    i dont know whats more silly, the comment above or yours. did you even read the article? have at least seen App details and how it says: x86 AND x64 only?
    so its Google who didn’t compiled their App for ARM!

    well… maybe you should google how to learn to read an article and use your brain before posting a comment? ;)

    oh and its not like the App its the greatest thing on earth, you could just go to IE, pin google.com to your start screen and you can Access it with just 1 click.
    or what now you will say it cant be done because Microsoft wants to favor Bing?

  • Jayme Cousins

    I must be missing something here. No Google App (because Google didn’t make one)? No problem. Use a web browser to do a web search. There’s a site called Google.com which might be useful.
    Does the Google App do something different than what the web site offers?

  • warcaster

    Why would you even need a “Search app”. It’s called a bookmark. Geez.

  • warcaster

    But they have no need to endorse Windows RT right now.

  • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

    I have used the Google Search app on Windows 8. It seems to be running on Internet Explorer rendering engine. Does not make sense why they are not supporting RT yet.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonFalter Jason Falter

    Microsoft stated a long time ago that IE would be the ONLY browser on RT. That isn’t news. News would be Microsoft lying about others being able too make browsers for RT.

  • Angry Nil

    The only party lying here is you.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    I actually haven’t seen a lot of people complaining, but the reason some might is that it’s easier — and in fact become more the default over time — for people to search from built-in interfaces.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Yes. Many computer, either because they were set that way by default or because the user prefers it, will allow you to search against Google or Yahoo or Bing from your browser’s address bar. That’s faster than going directly to a search engine’s home page.

  • http://twitter.com/kobesinnervoice Kobe’s Inner Voice

    this is what white people talk about on a Saturday night. wtf.lol.

  • http://twitter.com/quidpro quidpro

    OH GOD! What will I do without a Google Search App? On the device I don’t have? Until they make one later?!

  • http://twitter.com/staticint Ruben Martinez Jr.

    I always download the Google Search app on all my devices: iPad, iPhone, whatever. Never use it. Always go to Google.com because it’s easier. Don’t understand what the hubub is about.
    Now, no Chrome browser for RT? That’s a bigger let down.

  • WonTann

    lol, you have to admit that is pretty funny.


  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    You need it because Windows 8 is designed to route people through a common search interface, and without a Google Search app, those who want to use it can’t.

  • narg

    Google has never had an “App” for PCs, why all the bother now?!?!? Idiots.

  • narg

    Firefox is out already isn’t it???? You should do your homework dude.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thebigalplayer Alberto Duarte Moreira

    As a developer I know how easy is for a app to run in ARM. Just submit the app! by default the app is set to be compiled for all arquitectures, they had to uncheck arm support! About working in Arm, if a app works in Metro Style environment, it works either in metro either in x84! in the limite could exist a performance issue, because x86 processors are faster, but for what I had experienced in the app it does seem to do eavy operations that could ot work well in ARM

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    I’m not sure who you’re calling idiots. If it’s about why Google doesn’t have an app, and that not being some type of an issue, it is — that is, if Google wants people searching with Google easily. Surface isn’t a full PC. An app makes a huge difference in being able to search with Google. In fact, with the way Windows 8 has changed, it makes a huge difference there, too.

  • narg

    Ok, you made it easy to point out who… Surface RT is not a full PC, but Surface will be. Not to mention all the other 3rd party Windows 8 tablets that are already here and more coming. And App makes a difference on a phone, NOT on a tablet or PC. Please feel free to dig yourself deeper.

  • Shane Peiris

    has anyone managed to get google hangouts working on the surface yet?
    wouldn’t allow me to install the audio/video plugin
    Also haven’t been able to install other activex from other sites I was hoping to use….anyone got any ideas?

  • shenzhen2112

    I just hit the search charm and find what I want… why do I need an app?

  • shenzhen2112

    Google is Evil. Wake up. Have you been reading tech press this year? I used to luv Google. Revise your opinion once in a while buddy.

  • Douglas Kirschman

    Where and when did they say that? Please provide a source.