Google Sync support for Windows Phone was originally going to stop working today, but the Windows team just announced it will be extended six more months. In the meantime, the Windows Phone team is working to support the new sync protocols Google is using for calendar and contacts: CalDAV and CardDAV.
Google Sync uses Exchange ActiveSync protocol from Microsoft to synchronize email, contacts, and calendar. This is the protocol used when entering a Gmail account into your Windows Phone device and selecting the sync option for Email, contacts, and calendar.
This is great news because it would be very annoying not to have a synchronized calendar and phonebook on our Nokia Lumia devices. ZDNet says that judging from the tags used for the post, it seems that an update to support CalDAV and CardDAV will be available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 devices.
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