Android Overload: Google to close down ActiveSync, Save to Google Drive extension, great deals and more

Welcome to your Android Overload: weekend edition. Saturday night festivities are about to begin as everyone’s vacations start. Before you head out and start enjoying yourself, go ahead and check out these stories. They didn’t make it to our home page, but they are still worth a good look!

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  • RavenFox

    Darn I missed it.

  • squiddy20

    Yeahhhh, the Nexus 7 deal? Been sold out for hours…

  • guitarist5122

    Cool, thx didn’t know the Verizon Note 2 was a world phone. I’ll have to check it out.

  • socalrailroader

    STUPID Google, really STUPID! They are pulling an Apple, this is nothing more than a ploy to try and stifle the growth of Microsoft in the mobile market place, and I hope it backfires on them, what happened to the old, do no evil Google?

    • PhilNelwyn

      Or they just prefer using open protocols rather than a Microsoft licensed one? How is that evil?
      It’s up to Microsoft to make its products compatible with open standards.

      • Laarree Miiller

        I agree…MS is left without the extra cash coming from Google. There are better options now that will work. Time to deal.

    • Laarree Miiller

      Google uses Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync within Google Sync via a license and must pay Microsoft to use it. Google now offers similar access via IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV, making it possible to build a seamless sync experience using open protocols. Google is already providing a way to make it all work. It’s Microsoft who has gotten greedy and is the real “evil” here.

      • BulletTooth_Tony

        Which means… Google just raised the white flag for capturing the Enterprise markets… Large Corps won’t be using something not named Exchange for a very long time for email, calendar and directories…. Stupid move.

        • PhilNelwyn

          Except this move doesn’t apply to businesses.
          They only dropped the license for individuals.

  • james ortiz

    wait a minute.. my contacts won’t sync anymore? I’m lost -_-

  • dawabz94

    MTP is also Microsoft right ?
    Is Google also planning to get rid opf MTP and get back to STANDARD mass storage ?

    • PhilNelwyn

      Basic MTP is royalty-free and was proposed for standardization.