Microsoft on Wednesday, blogged about how Google was blocking the access to the full desktop websites like YouTube. Microsoft criticized Google for their continued attempts to block YouTube on Wednesday for Windows Phone. Certain Windows Phone devices were not able to get YouTube running on their phones. Certain people also complained that Gmail was also not working. It looks like Google is attempting to discourage people from switching to Windows Phone by depriving them of the basic Google services.

Windows Phone YouTube

Here’s an excerpt from Microsoft regarding this:

Despite government scrutiny, Google continues to block Microsoft from offering its customers proper access to YouTube. This is an important issue because consumers value YouTube access on their phone: YouTube apps on the Android and Apple platforms were two of the most downloaded mobile applications in 2012, according to recent news reports. Yet Google still refuses to allow Windows Phone users to have the same access to YouTube that Android and Apple customers enjoy. Microsoft has continued to engage with YouTube personnel over the past two years to remedy this problem for consumers. As you might expect, it appears that YouTube itself would like all customers – on Windows Phone as on any other device – to have a great YouTube experience. But just last month we learned from YouTube that senior executives at Google told them not to enable a first-class YouTube experience on Windows Phones.

Source: MyNokiaBlog Via WMPU