Google Mobile Sync for iPhone syncs Google Contacts and Calendar data

Summary:This past weekend I went back to using my original iPhone to check out some applications that I am evaluating and have to say it really is an easy and fun device to use. I just read on The iPhone Blog that Google announced Google Sync for iPhone that lets you synchronize your iPhone calendar and contacts with your Google account. This sync feature is a major strength and selling point of the Google Android and it looks like you can now get this functionality on your Apple iPhone.

This past weekend I went back to using my original iPhone to check out some applications that I am evaluating and have to say it really is an easy and fun device to use. I just read on The iPhone Blog that Google announced Google Sync for iPhone that lets you synchronize your iPhone calendar and contacts with your Google account. This sync feature is a major strength and selling point of the Google Android and it looks like you can now get this functionality on your Apple iPhone.

This new Google Sync tool uses Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol to enable the syncing capability so all existing contact and calendar data will be erased on your iPhone when you setup this new Exchange account on your iPhone. If you already sync with an Exchange server, then I don't think this product is for you since it looks like an either or product that won't allow you to sync both on the iPhone.

These features are part of the new Google Mobile Sync for iPhone capability:

* Get Google Calendar events on your device * View multiple Calendars in different colors * Synchronize your Contacts with Google * Have changes pushed directly to your phone

I personally connect to my work Exchange server so this isn't something I will use. However, if you were someone thinking about the Google Android device because you need to sync to Google services, this may be a good solution for you with your iPhone.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Collaboration, Google, iPhone, Mobility, Software

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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