Continuing the discussion from A Better Search Algorithm in Outliner:
Google could care less! They sold SketchUp to Trimble Navigation 3 years ago (in June 2012).
The ties between Google and SketchUp have been severed. Google no longer even redirects the old URL links to the new Trimble sketchup.com domain.
You need to understand that there are some of us who believe that, while Google owned SketchUp, they stifled development of application features (that the end users begged for,) and the programming API fixes and enhancements (that the plugin developers needed,) in favor of only those that interfaced with their own services (like Google Earth, Maps and Street View, etc.)
Then, after they found a cheaper way to populate Google Earth with buildings, they abandoned SketchUp feature support.
We are all thankful that Trimble Navigation saw the real potential in SketchUp, and has kicked it’s development into high gear (compared to the slow drip in the Google days.)