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Google to Support Windows Phone ActiveSync Until July

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Jan 30, 2013, 2:10 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jan 30, 2013, 2:17 PM

Google has decided to delay its plans to cease supporting ActiveSync for Windows Phone until July 31, reports The Verge. Microsoft had been prepared to end ActiveSync support, which Gmail subscribers use to sync Gmail, contacts, and calendar data to Windows Phones, on January 31. According to The Verge, Microsoft asked Google to continue supporting ActiveSync for an additional six months, and today's news shows that Google honored the request. In a statement, Google said it will "start rolling out this change as planned across all platforms but will continue to support Google Sync for Windows Phone until July 31, 2013." Separately, Microsoft today confirmed that it is working to add support for the new sync protocols that are supported by Google, CalDAV and CardDAV, into the Windows Phone platform. Microsoft says that, together with IMAP, Gmail users will continue to be able to use their Google accounts with Windows Phones and sync their data seamlessly.


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T Bone

Jan 30, 2013, 2:28 PM

Google Sync is terrible anyway

It creates duplicate entries in your calendar and contacts....I'm getting tired of looking at my contacts and seeing that they are now all in quadruplicate and looking at my calendar and seeing that I now have 200 copies of the same event scheduled at the same time....good riddance if you ask me.
I've never had that problem and i've been using it since it came out. Been quite helpful for someone like me who swaps phones multiple times a year.
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