Google cleans house, tosses Google Sync and its Exchange support
1. ph00ny posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:29 0
Great... This is going to blow on iOS devices since exchange activesync is much much better than the native gmail support through mail
16. ph00ny posted on 15 Dec 2012, 04:40 0
i actually like the unified mailbox feature with my non-gmail accounts
13. HäckeMáte posted on 14 Dec 2012, 23:06 0
Umm activesync? Is better on iOs??? Wha?
Dude exchange on iPS uses IMAP therefore no changes whatsoever.
Read the article again. Or do a google search on "m.google.com" iphone supports push email and google contact sync via exchange. Always has always will.
2. jpmcnown posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:34 0
Wait, so this means that contacts on my Android will be backed up how if not via Google Sync?
4. p0rkguy posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:40 0
Android doesn't require Google Sync, but connects natively to Google Apps.
3. nyamo posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:39 1
as i posted on pocket now, bad move google. gonna make phone hopping that much harder, guess its back to the good ol days of using my sim card for contacts
8. MichaelHeller posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:54 1
Unless Microsoft and BlackBerry add in support for open standards
5. p0rkguy posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:44 1
This is more of a "if you want to use our service, then you're going to use OUR service" move.
7. MichaelHeller posted on 14 Dec 2012, 21:54 4
Actually, that's exactly what Google is going against. It's leaving behind the proprietary service of Exchange, and moving towards open standards
23. remixfa posted on 15 Dec 2012, 12:26 0
correct. Exchange is an MS service. It was once necessary because MS controlled a lot of business email protocols. They were for a time, the only "alternative" to BES (blackberry enterprise server) in the business world. Apple and Google tied into Exchange because RIM would not allow them to tie in to BES.
Now there are open standards other than those 2 and its time to let go. MS and RIM get paid for those services.
9. rusticguy posted on 14 Dec 2012, 22:21 0
So what happens to MS Exchange Alternative's on LINUX which used to function through EAS. Stupid move really. I don't use gmail at all for anything official. Good for WINDOWS Smartphones they would probably find more acceptance in corporate segment after this stupid move.
10. Jay..Apple4Ever posted on 14 Dec 2012, 22:36 0
i would like to see a re design of the desktop homepage. Love what they are doing so far with youtube etc.
11. onggeo posted on 14 Dec 2012, 23:02 0
Noob question here. So does this mean I can't sync my Google contacts and calendars to my WP anymore like I can now?
14. p0rkguy posted on 14 Dec 2012, 23:10 0
You would still be able to sync them, just not through Google Sync.
If you're already using it now, you have nothing to worry about.
15. TheMan posted on 14 Dec 2012, 23:54 0
Just to be clear, is this different from the small syncing applet one can download to keep Outlook's calendar synced to Google Calendar?
18. aahmed215 posted on 15 Dec 2012, 08:49 0
What about syncing my Google Contacts on my iPhone? I use the Exchange account for that.
22. remixfa posted on 15 Dec 2012, 12:24 0
you should be able to change it to pop3, imap, or another form. Hell, there's probably an app for it on the market.
19. Martine posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:21 1
Firstly, I think other platforms should simply just support the Open protocols, since they're supported by both IOS and Android. I don't know what's stopping them.
Secondly, Google also had to drop EAS for the non-business users. We all know Microsoft is being paid licence fee for the use of EAS which I think will not be needed again. Google Saves cash.
Thirdly, I tihink it's only a matter of time before WindowsPhone supports IMAP, POP, CardDAV, CalDAV etc. At least they have more than 30 days to do that.
Finally, I think this is a lose-lose situation for we consumers. When two giant companies are locked up like this, only the consumers lose as we are always forced to adjust.
20. networkdood posted on 15 Dec 2012, 11:03 0
No big deal - there is always a work-around....
21. THEJET88 posted on 15 Dec 2012, 12:04 0
so will you be able to get your gmail on windows phones?
25. mrochester (unregistered) posted on 15 Dec 2012, 17:41 0
Time to move away from GMail now me thinks.