Google gives iPhone users push Gmail

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Google gives iPhone users push Gmail

Users of iPhone and Windows Mobile who use Google Apps will now be able to sync their emails, contacts and calendars with their handsets so they can easily stay updated on the move.

The web giant announced it is expanding support for push mail to the new devices using Google Sync, to which Google Apps customers have free access.

Research In Motion (RIM) spearheaded the concept years ago, which is why the BlackBerry smartphone has become so popular with corporate users.

“Google Apps now offers a complete mobile sync solution for businesses,” said Google product management director, Raju Gulabani.

“With the over-the-air, always-on push connections, emails and changes to calendar events and contacts are reflected very quickly on their phones,” he added.

However, according to reports, not all iPhone users will be able to access the service.

Given that Google Sync runs on Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync and the iPhone can only manage a single ActiveSync account at a time, users that are already using the platform to receive updates from another email account will not be able to sync with Google Apps as well.

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