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  1. Brandon Kerins's Avatar
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    I cant seem t oget my google account to sync on my pro. I did the device specific password and everything.

    Anyone else having issues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Kerins View Post
    I cant seem t oget my google account to sync on my pro. I did the device specific password and everything.

    Anyone else having issues?
    I am having the same issue. What is the device specific password?
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    I believe Google ended support for eas on free Gmail accounts. As for the device password, is there a setting on Gmail for this?
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    I'm having the same issue. Cannot sync my Gmail account. Any word on this yet?
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    Google dropped support for Exchange ActiveSync in Windows 8/RT Mail app. Support will continue until July only for Windows Phone.

    How to sync Google services with Windows 8 and Windows RT - Microsoft Windows Help
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    Unfortunately it looks like we can say goodbye to eas gmail/calendar sync. Oh, what a difference 2 weeks makes...
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    I was able to get mine to sync up. All I did was remove my Gmail account and then add it back on. Synced right up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekon View Post
    I was able to get mine to sync up. All I did was remove my Gmail account and then add it back on. Synced right up
    Does it also sync contacts and calendar?

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    The problem is, Google is tweaking their protocols to "enhance to Google/Android experience" and say "Screw You!" to anyone not on an Android or Google device/application.

    Honestly, Outlook.com is a much nicer interface and Microsoft is not playing this game so everyone can get in on it. I have pretty much dropped anything Google. I keep my Gmail account only to forward to my outlook.com for a few more month before I terminate it completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolqf View Post
    Does it also sync contacts and calendar?

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    I believe it synced everything up. Due to not really using the calendar much yet im not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talderon View Post
    The problem is, Google is tweaking their protocols to "enhance to Google/Android experience" and say "Screw You!" to anyone not on an Android or Google device/application.

    Honestly, Outlook.com is a much nicer interface and Microsoft is not playing this game so everyone can get in on it. I have pretty much dropped anything Google. I keep my Gmail account only to forward to my outlook.com for a few more month before I terminate it completely.
    Thanks for the heads up, I will also be making the change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by View Post
    The problem is, Google is tweaking their protocols- to "enhance to Google/Android experience" and say "Screw You!" to anyone not on an Android or Google device/application.

    Honestly, Outlook.com is a much nicer interface and Microsoft is not playing this game so everyone can get in on it. I have pretty much dropped anything Google. I keep my Gmail account only to forward to my outlook.com for a few more month before I terminate it completely.
    Not true. Google embraced open standards and any one who supports the open standards gets a wonderful experience. This includes all apple devices. So, both apple and Google devices could use free standards or active sync. Microsoft with win8 by default was setting google accounts as activesync. Google informed MS about their intent to stop using active sync. Google pays a royalty to MS for every user who uses active sync. If Microsoft had embraced the standards that over 90% of the industry already supports, this would not have happened.
    Think about it, Microsoft was essentially getting a royalty out of Google for every device Microsoft was selling that used gmail. Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolqf View Post
    Not true. Google embraced open standards and any one who supports the open standards gets a wonderful experience. This includes all apple devices. So, both apple and Google devices could use free standards or active sync. Microsoft with win8 by default was setting google accounts as activesync. Google informed MS about their intent to stop using active sync. Google pays a royalty to MS for every user who uses active sync. If Microsoft had embraced the standards that over 90% of the industry already supports, this would not have happened.
    Think about it, Microsoft was essentially getting a royalty out of Google for every device Microsoft was selling that used gmail. Crazy.

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    Source: Severe Windows Phone 8 bug rears its head for Gmail users | Windows Phone Central

    It looks like some users who have Gmail on their Windows Phone 8 devices are experiencing syncing issues that eventually cause the email app to crash.
    This appears to be tied to Google’s non-standard implementation of IMAP2 and may depend on which method you use to set up Gmail. In other words, seeing as this problem just popped up, Google may have altered something on their backend in the last 48 hours resulting in these stability issues.
    There was another article that I can't find at the moment where Google releases a press statement stating the changes they made to their IMAP protocols are for "...an enhances Android Experience..." and they will be dropping support for standard IMAP and Exchange Active Sync (on July 31, 2013).

    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/...-cleaning.html
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