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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RE: they gave notice, thats nice
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2013 21:39 UTC in reply to "they gave notice, thats nice"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Blame Microsoft. They could have opened EAS up, or supported the open DAV standards from day one, like Apple did. Apparently, they knew since last summer, and still no patch? Pathetic.

They brought this unto themselves - and I use Gmail on my 8X.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

EAS is open and documented.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

EAS is not open. To use it, you need to pay royalties for the associated patents.

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dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

IMHO It's more a cost shift (the political one also make sense),
Google want to cut cost by removing support to EAS and then stop paying Microsoft a license.
While Microsoft bear the cost of developing and deploying a DAV client for its phone.
As deep as Google pocket are I can't blame them for cutting some corner to make more money.

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