Push Email Comes to Google Sync for iPhone and Windows

google-logoAccording to the official Google Blog, a long-awaited feature for Google Sync on iPhone and Windows Mobile has arrived. I’m talking, of course, about Push email. According Google, they “believe that our customers should be able to access their information on the mobile device of their choice, using the applications of their choice. That’s why we’re excited today to announce support for push mail on iPhone and Windows Mobile devices.”

According to the search giant, using Google Sync “you can now get your Gmail messages pushed directly to your phone. Having an over-the-air, always-on connection means that your inbox is up to date, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.” This new feature “works with your phone’s native email application so there’s no additional software needed.” But that’s not all.

If you only want to sync your email but not calendars, Google Sync can do that. It allows you to sync just your Contacts, Calendar, or Gmail, or any combination of the three. Google Sync for iPhone and Windows is free to all Google Apps customers. If you’re already using Google Sync for contacts and calendar, push mail is automatically enabled. iPhone and Windows Mobile users can set up Google Sync in a few easy steps directly from their phones, and those already syncing Calendar and Contacts can simply enable Mail sync on their phones.

Google Sync is also available for people with personal Gmail and Google Calendar accounts. So, its not just for business customers — which is a good thing. Now to configure this on my iPhone and hope it doesn’t break anything. Should be interesting.

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