Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2013 21:17 UTC
Windows The Verge has a learned a few interesting things about Google deprecating EAS and how this will affect Windows Phone users. As it turns out, Google informed Microsoft it was planning to remove EAS in the summer of last year, but without giving a firm date. Microsoft has been trying to get a six-month extension from Google, but so far with no luck. In the meantime, Microsoft is also working on adding CardDAV and CalDAV support to Windows Phone - so yay open standards.
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So? Everything in business is politics; the main goal of a publicly traded corporation is to make a profit thus their actions will represent that goal. Google does not want to pay for a volume license, since they have to eat the costs for their non-paying (free) users. And Microsoft does not want to make EAS an open and free technology, since they make a pretty penny off it.

Again, if EAS is such a superior technology this is great news for Microsoft, since they have a clear value proposition for their mobile OS offerings over android.

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