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Google Killing Off More Mobile Services, Including Sync

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:21 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google today announced some "Winter Cleaning," which will see it shutter a few mobile products and services. In particular, Google said that as of January 30, 2013, consumers won't be able to set up new devices using Google Sync. Devices that already use Google Sync will continue to work. Google suggests that people use IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV instead to duplicate those services. Google Sync for Symbian S60 handsets will also no longer be available after January 30, 2013. Google is killing off Google Calendar Sync for all mobile devices today, December 14. Last, Google plans to get rid of Punchd, a service that lets Android and iOS device owners manage their retail loyalty cards. Punchd will go inactive starting June 7, 2013.


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Dec 14, 2012, 3:42 PM

Why the Calendar?

I love that feature. I mark something on my calendar on my Mac at home and there it is on my phone.
Love it.
I thought that was a super wow fantastic feature.

Probably because they had to pay a licensing fee to Microsoft for the use of ActiveSync. This also gives people another incentive to move to an Android phone since Android doesn't use Google Sync and thus their calendars, etc. will still update autom...
The way I'm reading it, this will only affect Google Calendar Sync for Outlook on a computer starting today:

Google Calendar Sync: The Google Calendar Sync download link will be removed on December 14, 2012. Existing users can continue to use it t...
T Bone

Dec 15, 2012, 10:55 AM

I Just Wish

That I could figure out why Google Calendar and Google Contacts tend to create duplicate entries.....I'm really getting tired of looking at my calendar and seeing that somehow one event that I have created has suddenly transmogrified into 200 identical events, or looking at my contacts and seeing that every entry is now in quadruplicate.....
I think every customer care or tech care agent that has ever spoken to somebody with that problem really wishes the same thing. It doesnt make sence, but it's a constant problem across many, many android devices used on a wide range of networks. The...
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