1. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    So I read about Google not supporting...well..pretty much anything Windows phone. So what exactly does this mean? Me and my wife have had Google accounts for a long time. Contacts, calendars, mail, and youtube accounts are all Google driven.

    If we are to flip our stuff over to Windows/Outlook, then how would we go about this? We have tons of pics on g+as well. Help anyone? Are we stick in a bad Google/ MSFT fight?
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    12-16-2012 10:47 PM
  2. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    Google services....

    http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/up...sen-poorly.jpg

    There's a couple threads on the topic. Switching is quite easy. You might be SOL on google+ though.
    12-16-2012 11:01 PM
  3. jd195's Avatar
    Here's a newspost that should help get you going in the right direction.

    From the forums: How to completely switch from Gmail to Outlook | Windows Phone Central

    And really, no one says you have to stop using all google services. From what I can tell, the big things are contacts, calendars, and push email. You can import your contacts and calendar easily, and just make sure important emails are directed to a different email acct, i guess. I could be wrong, but this is what I've gathered on the subject.
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    12-16-2012 11:35 PM
  4. tcedwards's Avatar
    From what I understand is that google isn't gonna make stand alone apps for windows phone, other than that nothing is gonna change
    12-16-2012 11:44 PM
  5. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Migrating photos from Google+ is tough. Google offers lots of tools to migrate from OTHER services, but blocks or hobbles APIs from competitors who want to migrate people from Google to other providers.
    12-17-2012 12:16 AM
  6. iPwnza's Avatar
    If you still have all of those g+ photos on your computer somewhere, just upload them all to skydrive.
    12-17-2012 12:20 AM
  7. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Yahoo is working on migration tools for Google users for Mail, Calendar, Contacts and photos (migrating to Flickr).
    12-17-2012 12:25 AM
  8. vedichymn's Avatar
    From what I understand is that google isn't gonna make stand alone apps for windows phone, other than that nothing is gonna change
    Not entirely true, they're also making it harder for windows phone users to sync calendars/contacts starting in January by removing the mechanism that Windows and Windows phone currently use to sync with Google services. They do have other ways of accessing the data, but Windows Phone doesn't currently support those. We'll have to see how Microsoft handles this.
    12-17-2012 12:42 AM
  9. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm anxious to see how this works out. I'm just afraid I would be too late in the transition and lose the ability to transfer my calendar and contacts.
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    12-17-2012 08:25 AM

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