Google refuses to synchronize Exchange on free accounts

    Starting January 30, 2013, only Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government users can enable Google Sync on new mobile devices . On older devices, ActiveSync will continue to work.

    Google Sync technology is designed to synchronize mail, contacts and calendar via MS Exchange ActiveSync protocol. For example, due to synchronization, a mobile phone alerts you when new mail arrives. MS Exchange ActiveSync is a proprietary protocol for the use of which you need to pay license fees to Microsoft.

    MS Exchange ActiveSync runs on iOS, Nokia, SyncML, Windows Phone, and Windows Mobile devices, while Android devices and related Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts applicationsConnect directly to Google Apps and do not require a third-party protocol for synchronization.

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