- 12-17-12, 10:51 AM #26
Wrong. If you are currently a customer of EAS now, nothing will change. Its only new customers who are affected by this change. But since people have a false sense that the entire tech industry has it in for RIM, people somehow forgot that all of RIM current products are not affected by this change.
Google Sync End of Life - Google Apps Help
What will happen if I keep using Google Sync after January 30, 2013?
The service will continue to work for existing Google Sync devices. Google Sync will continue to work, be supported, and take new sign-ups for Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government customers.
What do I need to do if I’m already using Google Sync?
Nothing! Existing users can continue to use Google Sync on their current devices.
Starting January 30, 2013, users, other than paid Google Apps users, won't be able to set up new devices using Google Sync and should see our sync site for instructions. You can also consult with your device carrier or manufacturer for how they recommend to sync with Gmail, Google Calendar, and Contacts. Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government customers can continue to set up new devices with Google Sync after this date.
Additionally, three other legacy syncing services are also reaching their end of life, and will no longer be supported by Google for any users: Google Calendar Sync, Google Sync for Nokia S60, and SyncML. See below for more details.
- 12-17-12, 03:39 PM #31
I dropped my account today, spent about an hour switching everything over to my outlook.com account. The addition of "Personas" was excellent, ex for eBay & PayPal get a seperate address that comes to the same inbox. I had already purged myself of a GMail account once, and remade for youtube back when i was making videos 3x/week, i've stopped that now, add onto that their lack of sync support for BB, as well as the whole GMaps thing(yes, i know there's a workaround, but it's ridiculous to have to do so) have caused me to drop GMail completely.
- 12-17-12, 04:43 PM #32
Google isn't giving the cold shoulder to anybody. They're simply not using EAS anymore because they have their own method in place now to perform the same function. The new method is free to use by users on any platform.
In a nutshell... If Google is "sticking it" to anybody, it's Microsoft. All they're essentially doing is offering an alternative for those who don't feel inclined to pay licensing fees to Microsoft for EAS support.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-17-12, 04:48 PM #33
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- 12-17-12, 05:14 PM #35
Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government customers can continue to set up new devices with Google Sync after this date.
This is why. unless you're Business, Education, government, or paid, you can't use it.
- 12-18-12, 02:23 AM #36
- 12-18-12, 02:45 AM #37
- 12-18-12, 04:41 AM #38
google gone by by
May I ask a genuine question then?
If I read this correctly, non paying customers like me (because I am a heavy Google user myself) will lose the calendar sync, etc etc.
1. How does this affect my "push email" on my GMail account on my BlackBerry Torch 9800?
2. Assuming (for discussion's sake) that I will be effectively cut off from Google with this move, are there any other means of alternatives that I can approach? (Preferably non-paying)?
I write this with the assumption that I am very happy on my BB9800 and I want to continue using it until I am forced to a BB10 upgrade when I have the means to do that.
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- 12-18-12, 07:27 AM #39
This is a big deal to me. I like to keep my platform options open, and I am tired of the little wars going on between MS, Apple and Google. I switched all my personal activity to Gmail 3 years ago. EAS support meant push on any device, and Google is not actually removing it, just restricting it. It is not cleaning but instead denying. They are making sure you never setup another device that is not Android or using their clients on it after 1/13 with push. They are also doing it to restrict Windows 8 and WP8 users, where CardDav and CalDav are not supported. MS needs to address the support for those. They have announced no Google apps for Windows going forward. EAS is still active on their server, hence prior setups working. You can use EAS with Gmail if you pay for corporate services. They are not removing it, only restricting consumers from using it.
Basically all we get is IMAP support for email combined with CardDav and CalDav. It makes me want to go back to using my hotmail account since it works seamlessly on all platforms with push.
I like Gmail and I generally like Google products. I have had Android phones and like them. I do wonder if what Google does in the markets could be considered dumping. They give away products for free to kill most or all competitors, and then change terms after they rule the market. Giving away Android for free just seems like a practice not commensurate with fair competition. Oh well, I guess that is why we have choices and choices are why they don't get taken to task for practices. (rant over)
- 12-18-12, 08:44 AM #40
I'll decide after BB10 to see all the companies that do/don't provide support/apps to the platform. Maybe it will become like my Yahoo account and a spam fest, or something I only use to sign up for sites. After seeing what sites/services are doing to try to monetize things (Google Ad Whores and data miners, Instagram can now sell your photos and not give you credit or commission even though I never used it), I'll just stop using things which aren't really needed. Worse case I'll just get some static IP addresses one day from my ISP and just setup my own services if things keep heading the way they are headed. Probably going to open an Outlook.com e-mail soon though. These services only learn if you either stop using them, or stop paying them for their services. Just like people who visit BGR and ***** about the content, you've already let them monetize you for that visit, if you don't visit, they don't see a dime from you.
- 12-21-12, 06:17 PM #44
I have gmail configured as a secondary account using the mail app on Windows 8 does this mean that it is going to stop working at some point? I will have to check and see if my gmail contacts have come down into the people app.
- 12-21-12, 06:20 PM #45
Any device that is currently set up with exchange with gmail will still work afterwards, and bb10 will work with gmail when released. No need to cancel gmail over this. And this was more of an "FU" to Microsoft, not RIM.
- 12-22-12, 02:54 PM #47
@Tim Outlook.com came out a while back, but it wasn't heavily advertised. it's essentially Hotmail with a Windows 8 style interface, you can even make "aliases" if you use eBay and don't want to use your personal e-mail(all e-mail will go into a folder for the separate e-mail)
- 12-22-12, 04:41 PM #49
hmmm very strange.... I go to make an outlook account with my username and it tells me its unavailable and pick a different name... But if I try to login using it, it says no account with that name exists and to register with the link... I will try calling MS and see if I can get them to create it or tell me why I can't create it... makes me mad. I'm definitely ready to get off the Gmail.
- 12-22-12, 05:20 PM #50
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