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Man, is Android really lacking MS Exchange Integration


Dec 9, 2009, 12:08 AM
I got the Droid, and for the most part love it. I think it gives the iPhone a good run for the money.

But I can't believe Google has the Android operating system, and Verizon has put this phone on the market, and it lacks good Exchange integration.

First, the configuration of the email client is not straight forward, I've read numerous forums where people had a hard time getting it to interface w/ their Exchange servers.

Then, you have to setup your contact manager to access your Exchange contacts separately.

Within your email, you can't accept calendar appoints. You can't search within email, can't sort by sender or subject.

There's a pretty good 3rd party app for Exchange email from Touchdown, but should we really need to bu...

Dec 9, 2009, 7:51 AM
So the T-Mobile Android devices DO support MS Exchange?

Dec 9, 2009, 3:28 PM
Doubtful. Android 2.0 was the first version of android to come with exchange baked in. Phones like the Hero/Eris running a custom overlay have exchange support, but it's basically an app.

From what I've been reading, Android works great with certain types of Microsoft exchange and not well with others. I don't know enough about the program to know what the deciding factor is.

Dec 9, 2009, 3:41 PM
So what we're saying is that this message should be posted on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T forums, as well? 😉

Dec 9, 2009, 10:26 PM
"But I can't believe Google has the Android operating system, and Verizon has put this phone on the market, and it lacks good Exchange integration."

I think it is a non-issue and should not have been posted at all, but as long as one is casting blame don't blame VZW...blame Google. Ever since the V710, all one hears is how controlling Verizn is. If Verizon refused to launch this handset due to its "lacking MS Exchange Integration" you better believe there would be an uproar from the gallery.

Dec 10, 2009, 11:52 AM
and Google is fixing it. It's supposed to be in the first update which is already being rolled out.

Dec 10, 2009, 4:15 PM
If I were to purchase this phone now, would it include the updates? How long would i have to wait to make sure that it did?


Dec 10, 2009, 4:41 PM
A letter from Motorola that was posted somewhere (don't remember where) addressed a lot of issues including the issues with Exchange Server. I would think any phone after the 11th would have the update, but I'm honestly not sure. Definitely on the way tho.

Try Googling "Droid software update December 11th" You should be able to find the letter that I mentioned.

Hope that helps at least a little.

Dec 13, 2009, 9:55 PM
I received the update on Friday late in the morning. Phone restarted once completed.

The Exchange short-comings I complained of are still there, no ability to accept calendar meeting invites, can't sort email by sender or subject, search button within email does a complete phone search just like main page on phone, no way to search thru your exchange email from phone.

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