The biggest hit to Microsoft and Windows Phone lately has been Google dropping support for Exchange ActiveSync, the whole base of Microsoft’s awesome social integration with your Google account. We knew existing users wouldn’t have any issues, but it would cause havoc for new users, and most likely existing users who set up a new device. The date this would all happen was to be January 31 2013.
Recently, we heard Microsoft were working to support CardDAV and CalDAV so you can sync your Google Calendar and Contacts with your WP device after, well, today! News has come out today, saying Google will extend support until July 31 2013, to help give Microsoft some more time t0 get WP up to scratch with support for Google Calendar and Contacts.
Although its not the best news (that would be that MS has implemented DAV support already), it does offer some comfort, especially with MWC next month in which we should see a few new WP8 devices.