This is really frustrating. We use Google Apps at FEZ and share a Gmail account. After January 30th, Google stopped allowing new devices to use Google Sync, which is just like Exchange ActiveSync. The problem is that after my Droid DNA went on the fritz and was replaced, I can’t use HTC’s unified mail app for all my different email accounts.
Look, I understand Google disabling Sync for non-Android users, but when you do that to Android users, that’s pretty fucked up. It would be different if Android came with a built-in unified mail app like other phone manufacturers, but they don’t. It’s just a Gmail app that only works with Gmail and Google Apps email accounts. I don’t understand why Google hasn’t developed one or extended the functionality of the Gmail app to allow other providers or ActiveSync connections. It’s not like you aren’t using Google’s services, you have to have a Gmail account to even activate the phone, so why is Google holding back their customers?
I know you might tell me that there are third-party mail apps, and I know of them, but that still doesn’t mean I have to use them. Hell, I couldn’t use them if I wanted to. This has been bothering me for a while and I’ve tried to get used to it. The only solution is for Google to follow-up with some native Android lovin’. I don’t ask for much.