Windows Phone users have been granted a lifeline by Google’s benevolent engineers, with the search giant extending Sync support until Dec. 31. Support was initially planned to stop earlier this year, but was extended until the end of July—Google just can’t bring down the guillotine. A Microsoft spokesperson said it had “reached an agreement with Google” to get an extension.
CalDAV and CardDAV support has been enabled by Microsoft in the latest update to Windows Phone 8, but seeing as not all devices have the most recent version, an extension was required to get everyone up to speed. The issue revolves around Google protocols required to sync calendar and contacts.
With many months to go until Dec. 31, Microsoft has plenty of time to push out the latest GDR2 update to all remaining WP8 handsets.