Dieter Bohn for The Verge:
Google is dropping consumer support for the Exchange ActiveSync protocol soon as a part of a “Winter Cleaning,” the company has announced. As a replacement, Google is recommending CalDAV for calendar, CardDAV for contacts, and IMAP for email — though obviously iPhone owners will also likely use the new Gmail app for that.
This probably wasn’t very popular, but it’s yet another reminder that Google can pull the rug out from the services you love. I liked Wave, for instance, but I had to — ahem — wave goodbye to that.
Please direct all pun complaints to my hate mail address.