Are Calendar events synced locally to the G1 Phone?

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Are Calendar events synced locally to the G1 Phone?

Postby ppcinfo » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:08 am

I only have the emulator to work with (no G1 phone as of yet), so I have a basic question:

Are calendar and task events synced locally to the G1 Phone's internal memory (or SD card)? Or, are they only accessible through a live connection to the Internet?

For example, if I have the phone receiver an WiFi turned off, do I have access to my calendar and tasks on my phone?

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Postby blueshirt » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:52 pm

Yes, calendar, contacts, and mail are all available offline.
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Postby ppcinfo » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:29 pm

Thanks for your response.

Can you also please answer the following questions:

1) Does an email notification (message window or icon) appear when you get new email from the standard Email program?

2) When the screen is locked, do you get notifications of incoming emails?

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Postby MrSnowflake » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:04 pm

1) I guess yes, you'll probably see a notification apear in the notification bar.
2) I guess yes too, other wise it would be pretty useless.
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Postby ppcinfo » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:53 pm

Because you're saying "I guess", I'm guessing you don't have a G1 phone. :(

I'm in the same boat... I'm trying to decide on whether it makes sense for me to switch to a G1 phone. I currently have a Moto-Q phone (Windows Mobile) on the Verizon network that my company is paying for, and it's important to me to use my phone for business purposes. That means I need to reliability get calendar appt notifications and email notifications.

My biggest hurdle is the lack of MS Exchange support. I've been exploring some 3rd party utilities such as eDuo (which runs on a PC and downloads MS Exchange mail and sends it to a defined IMAP email account), but I'd rather have something more integrated and reliable.

My desire to switch to the G1 is also fueled by my desire to create apps for G1 phone. I currently create and sell apps for the Windows Mobile devices, but I see greater potential with the Android phones.

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Postby MrSnowflake » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:40 am

Yeah, unfortunately I don't have a G1.
You could buy a G1 for your Android development only. As you'll make money out of it, it will be an investement :).
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Postby ppcinfo » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:05 am

But if I don't re-coop the investment fast enough, my wife will be on my case! :(

Also, if I have a G1 phone I'll certainly want to make it my primary phone and use it for my normal business activities. However, the issue with no MS Exchange support is a problem...

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Postby richard.puckett » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:06 pm

1) Yes, if you've configured that option in the Mail program settings.

2) Only the GMail app will notify you when the screen is locked; the Mail app will not notify you until you unlock the screen.
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Postby ppcinfo » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:09 pm

Thank you very much for your response. It is much appreciated.
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Postby MrSnowflake » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:55 pm

richard.puckett wrote:2) Only the GMail app will notify you when the screen is locked; the Mail app will not notify you until you unlock the screen.
Serious? How stupid is that! I want to know if I receive mail, even when my phone is locked...
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