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Google goes to war with Microsoft

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http://www.1800pocke...1800PocketPC%29

Looks like the heat is being felt by the folks at google. Why else would they fire a direct salvo at Microsoft and declare war by announcing that they will stop Exchange ActiveSync Support (EAS) for non-business users?

Since the introduction of EAS by Microsoft in 2002, EAS has been the defacto communication protocol to sync emails, calendar and contacts. Its is also the only way to have a decent gmail experience on Windows Phone 8 devices. Google actually referred to this move as

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You're pretty late to post this.

And seeing how much they "clean out", I don't really think it's an attack at Microsoft.

Glassed Silver:mac

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Welcome to a week ago :p

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Surely Windows Phone supports IMAP.

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Windows phone 8 does support imap. I have my email on my Lumia 920 using it right now

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Well, I'd hope the majority of WP users have an outlook.com account (in addition to a Gmail account). You could setup mail forward to your outlook.com email, and view emails that way, and such (although not ideal at all). It seems Google wants nothing to do with WP...

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Any other Front Page News from last week that you'd like to share with us?

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You miss another news that google has changed youtube backend to break all third party WP7/8 youtube apps.

Google feels more threaten from WP8 than iPhone, because it is likely that android users will move to WP8 than iPhone users.

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Well, I'd hope the majority of WP users have an outlook.com account (in addition to a Gmail account). You could setup mail forward to your outlook.com email, and view emails that way, and such (although not ideal at all). It seems Google wants nothing to do with WP...

Why would a Windows Phone user need an Outlook.com account? I never had one when I used my Windows Phone device and I don't have a GMail either for when I'm using my SIII. This isn't the 90s where everyone ran around using their ISP supplied email address. I don't see the need to tie my email to the company I'm picking for my phone OS...

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Any other Front Page News from last week that you'd like to share with us?

Haters gonna hate

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Why would a Windows Phone user need an Outlook.com account? I never had one when I used my Windows Phone device and I don't have a GMail either for when I'm using my SIII. This isn't the 90s where everyone ran around using their ISP supplied email address. I don't see the need to tie my email to the company I'm picking for my phone OS...

Uh...he said he hoped and is kind of right because WP is pretty much useless without a Microsoft account. I can't think of any valid reason why would someone not have one if they get a WP.

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The guy wants to discuss it not break news.

I agree this is by no means attack, just don't want to pay fees to Microsoft that's all. At least they had the dignity to not make a silly statement like: IMAP is better or something like that

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Uh...he said he hoped and is kind of right because WP is pretty much useless without a Microsoft account. I can't think of any valid reason why would someone not have one if they get a WP.

MS Account != Outlook.com email account

I have a MS account, but I don't have an Outlook.com account.

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MS Account != Outlook.com email account

I have a MS account, but I don't have an Outlook.com account.

I kind of knew you would say this but I think OP's intention was pretty clear. If you open a new MS account it is more than likely that you will end up with hotmail/outlook account. To raise the ever so popular "normal people" argument - "normal people" will have it and may be tiny % of hyper-power-users :p like you won't.

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since the platform only supports POP

WP doesn't support imap ? :s

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Old news. And MS declared war, not Google. Google is/will/maybe will defend itself.

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I don't see it as an attack at all. I think Google evaluated the service and noticed not many non-paying customers use it, so they dropped it for free users. You can still get it if you pay.

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I don't see it as an attack at all. I think Google evaluated the service and noticed not many non-paying customers use it, so they dropped it for free users. You can still get it if you pay.

This, but hey, wars, slams and all that get more clicks, so that's what the news spin it as.

Also being anti-Google is kind of hip now...

Guess the Apple-hate is being split up and shared amongst Apple and Google now. :D

I wonder who's next to join the club of the hated giants?

Glassed Silver:mac

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stop fussing. google just wants people to use their new services. next year this time they will give up on it like every other product and we can all go back to exchange

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<looks at calender>

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WP doesn't support imap ? :s

In all fairness, Gmail's 'IMAP' is barely even IMAP. The best IMAP client in the world couldn't save that turd of an experience.

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G-mail is becoming the old Hotmail

Proud Outlook.com user

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I don't see the problem, Gmail supports POP and IMAP. If you're using an e-mail client that doesn't support these basic and common protocols, you need to use a different e-mail client.

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G-mail is becoming the old Hotmail

Proud Outlook.com user

I actually like Outlook.com but... this made me cringe so hard. :pinch:

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POINTLESS POST:

In New Zealand, we have a channel that shows everything one hour ago from its parent channel, so say the news is on at 6pm, well this channel will show the same news boardcast at 7pm. OP makes me feel im watching this channel.

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