Google Inbox Only Works with Google Chrome

Inbox only works with Google Chrome

Inbox only works with Google Chrome

[ad name=”Test”]If you’re one of the lucky ones that was able to obtain an invite to Google Inbox, you’re probably an avid user of Google’s products. Believe it or not, a ton of people buy iPhones and still feel the need to use a few of Google’s products here and there. That’s why Google had to launch Inbox with support for iOS and Android. Once news first started to spread about Inbox, I never once took the time to figure out which platforms it would be coming to first. I already knew that Google refuses to support any of Microsoft’s mobile products. Google makes money from iOS, so I knew Google wouldn’t be selfish and leave those Apple users out. Android was the obvious no brainer.

I’ve had access to Google Inbox for about four days now. Until today, I never had a compatibility issue while using Google Inbox on my Moto G or computer. That of course changed once I realized how much resources Google Chrome takes up on my computer. That’s when I opted to use Opera as my browser of choice on my laptop. To my sad surprise, Google Inbox is only available on chrome when it comes to desktop browsers.

I’m not quite sure what’s so special about Google Inbox that it has to be so browser specific that they couldn’t take the time to add support for any other browsers, if even just Internet Explorer or Safari.

While Google Inbox only works for Chrome, they message I got did say that Inbox will be coming to more browsers soon. The first time I used Inbox, I found it widely difficult to use for my email preferences. I soon realized that it’s possible I only felt that way because I needed to take some time to adapt to a new method of emailing. As a result, I promised that I would use Inbox and Inbox alone for at least 30 days. For the time being, that means that I will have to kick Opera to the side until Google adds support.

By the way, I’m just 4 days in and I can’t see myself going back.

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Tristan Thomas

Currently studying Information Technology at Georgia Southern University, Tristan uses Tech Analyzer as a venting outlet for how he interprets the technological world around him.

5 Comments

  • I think it is naïve to think that a company the size of Google is not capable of supporting more than one browser at the release of new product! Clearly trying to drum-up more Chrome downloads before offering to IE & Firefox users!

    • As much as I love Google, they are the king of half assing. I think they rely a little too much on user feed back and that’s why they commonly release beta projects.

  • I think this is a Microsoft/Google conflict thing. It’s not just inbox – we consumers suffer across many products because they refuse to make an effort towards compatibility with IE11. Even google.com doesn’t work 100% with IE. WTF.

    • When it comes to IE, I blame IE. The current Internet Explorer doesn’t support the common standards that the other web browsers agree upon.

      With the exception of using Internet Explorer as your primary example, I agree with your overall point.

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