Discuss Google Sync Discontinuing Service With BlackBerry
This is a sad announcement to everyone. As stated by Google, they are going to discontinue their support for Google Sync for BlackBerry app starting June 1, 2012. This is said to be part of their "Spring-cleaning stuff" which I must say is out of season and also not the first time they have stopped supporting the BlackBerry OS. Last year they ended their support for Gmail app.
Below is their statement:
Why they are doing this? You might want to check their blog for more information, but for me, this is a total inconvenience as most of us users utilize this, especially with their calendars. I myself use this in my job and personal matters. As they have mentioned it, all users who have this app installed on their devices will still be able to use it, but the sad part is that new users will no longer experience the convenience of having this app. I guess it is too late now to speak out and tell Google not to do it. We have no other option but to accept the changes as it is, so I think we all have to move on. Share what you think about this matter in the comments below!
Beginning June 1, 2012, we’re ending our support for Google Sync for BlackBerry. If you already have the app installed, you’ll still be able to use it; however it will not be available for download after June 1. If you currently use Google Sync for BlackBerry, we encourage you to switch to BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) or the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server going forward. These alternatives offer a better overall experience, as you can sync your email messages, calendar and contacts through a single service.