Push Gmail Comes to iPhone and Windows Mobile
Today Google upgraded its Google Sync service to provide push Gmail services to the iPhone and Windows Mobile devices. Users of Google Sync need to enable push Gmail from the desktop client. Once enabled, Gmail will be pushed to iPhones and Windows Mobile phones instantly, rather than pulled intermittently. Google Sync also supports Google Contacts and Calendar. For iPhone, it only works for devices running OS 3.0 and up. Google recommends users perform a full back-up before setting up the new sync service.
Google Simplifies Two-Factor Authentication in Gmail
Google has reduced the complexity of using two-factor authentication for Gmail in an effort to encourage more people to take advantage of the tool. Moving forward, iPhone and iPad users can receive security prompts within Gmail.
Google Releases Lightweight Gmail Go for Low-End Android Phones
Google has made a light and quick version of Gmail available to select handsets. Gmail Go is a slimmed-down version of Gmail that works better on devices with limited resources or spotty network connections.
Google to Slowly Move Everyone to the New Gmail
Google is preparing to more broadly roll out its new Gmail design to users on the web and mobile devices. For the moment the new Gmail is opt-in, but that is going to change over the next few months.
Google's Tasks App Works Directly with Gmail and Calendar
Google believes its Tasks mobile application for Android and iOS devices will help users manage and complete tasks more efficiently. The app lets people create tasks lists; view, edit, and manage tasks from any device; and control tasks created in Gmail, Google Calendar, or on the web from mobile devices.
THIS IS NOT PUSH!
It sets up a send/receive schedule just like the regular mail in WinMo phones.
Difference being, in regular mail, WinMo knows the settings and in easier to setup!
I want PUSH with WinMo! Someone sends the email, POOF it shows up on my phone!
When I send an email to my wife's GMail account, it is sent to her BlackBerry IMMEDIATELY and usually beats the email to gmail.com!