Google drops a Gmail-shaped bomb on Windows Phone

Gmail Windows Phone

For Windows Phone users, the news out of Google today couldn’t be much worse.

The company announced it’s removing support for Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync protocol for new devices from January 30th, 2013. Google Apps for business accounts will be unaffected and existing devices that are setup to sync mail, calendar, and contacts will work fine, but new devices will not be able to use the Exchange ActiveSync protocol with Gmail. It’s a big blow to Windows Phone and part of a bigger feud between the companies over the past few months.

Microsoft has just over a month to solve this problem

For iOS, Google’s email solution is IMAP support and a dedicated Gmail app, CalDAV for calendar, and CardDAV for contacts. Apple and Google both…

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