Google beefs up synchronization

Google has given their mobile synchronization a little more gusto by adding the ability to remotely wipe all data from your Windows phone, lock idle devices, and password access for each phone. These improvements are only for the Google Apps Premier and Educational customers.  So those of us who use Google Sync won't be able to enjoy these features.

Google may very well be setting the stage for businesses to choose Google Apps over the more costly Microsoft Exchange. Google has even set up a costs savings calculator on the Google Apps website.  The administrative features are also available for those using iPhones and Nokia E series phones.


George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Works very well (you didn't mention Blackberry access), and with the last round of updates, I cancelled my Hosted Exchange account and moved it all over to Google Apps. It's Gmail without advertisements :) Google Apps shines in one area that MS completely did away with when the last version of Exchange came out: mobile device web-based access. It's even better if you have a device that uses a webkit browser, but there's a mobile page for your account on any device. I use it over the built in mail app on my WM device and iPhone, you get full access to your labeling (categories), starring, etc.
  • So it supports WinMo, iPhone, and Nokia E series, but not Blackberry or Android??
  • Tasks Tasks Tasks!!
  • It's not clear from the article or the message posted to the developer group: is this something that is going to be built into the core browser or used as an extension? If it's the former, I'm afraid Google may be heading down the road to Feature Bloat.