News by Dan Seifert on Friday April 20, 2012.
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Google has announced that it is discontinuing support for its Google Sync app for BlackBerry smartphones and shutting down the mobile web app for its Google Talk service.
Google Sync allowed BlackBerry users to synchronize their Google contacts and calendars with their smartphones. Those that already have the app will still be able to use it, but starting June 1, it will not longer be available for download. Google suggests users utilize the BlackBerry Internet Service or the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server as those offer better syncing services than Google Sync did previously.
Additionally, the search giant said that the mobile web app for its Google Talk messaging service will no longer be available. Google suggests that users use the native Google Talk app for Android or any of the XMPP-compliant apps that are available for other platforms instead. [Google]source: Google
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