Google released a new service called Google Sync for Mobile which lets you synchronize the contacts and calendar on your phone with your Google account and vice versa.
- Synchronize your Contacts with Google
- Depending on your phone, get Google Calendar events to your phone
- Make changes either on your phone or on the Web
I tried using Google Sync for mobile on my Nokia N82 and here’s what happened…
First, set-up was a breeze because of the easy to follow set up instruction that Google Sync for mobile has provided. Check it here.
I only tried syncing the calendar. Coz if you are like me who has tons of contacts on google mail, you might want to skip syncing (read as singking) your contacts from gmail to your phone. Or else, your phone will have tons of names!
After i finsihed setting my calendar up… Its time to synchronize!
First, the contents of your phone will be synced (read as singcked) to your gmail calendar. Afterwhich, your Gmail Calendar entries will be synced to your phone
There. Its as easy as that. The speed of the synchronization will depend on the speed of your internet access.
I have some issues regarding Google Sync for mobile.
- There are “double entries” .
So now you have an entry on your phone and and entry from Google Calendar. Maybe google can find a way to just add an icon on the right side of the phone entry denoting that it has been synced – just like the bell icon you see up there which says that the item has an alarm.
- Triple entries
As you can see on the pic above, Jackie’s birthday is on March 05. However, after syncing with Google Calendar, the same entry appeared on March 06, “Bday Jackie”. But when i checked the details… the date is March 05.
- Maybe they can have add an ”auto sync” in Gmail Calendar.
So there. Hope these issues gets fixed on my next sync.
Other phones are also supported: