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Google Sync Beta for SyncML (S60) phones

Google today launched the beta of its new Google Sync service for mobile phones. The service, which is free, allows you to synchronise data between your phone and Google's web services. This, for example, allows you to synchronise the contacts on your phone with the contacts data used by Google's GMail. All recent S60 and UIQ phones are supported through the use of SyncML. However currently only the synching of contacts is supported. Read on for more details.

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If you're looking for a way to automate SyncML synchronisations then you should check out Swim (http://code.google.com/p/bergamot/wiki/Swim). You will need to Symbian Sign this application yourself though (main reason I didn't;t include it in the main text).

S60 5th Edition (5800) does make reference to automatic sync in its help files, but I can't see this in the actual Sync application / settings. Possibly the feature didn't make into the final version.
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hello, I wanted to know what to put in the aforementioned field, the Google Help doc doesn't mention this field and its required, I guess on fp1 does not have this field. thanks

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Working pretty well but verify your syncs as it took out primary email addresses from two contacts which had more than one address. I have 300+ contacts, about 20 of which have more than one email address.

It's much easier to verify if, once you're reasonably happy that it's not deleting everything (and you've backed up too), to do a Nokia PC Sync with Outlook and look at that log.

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So why does the Google Sync for Blackberry, iPhone and Windows mobile support syncing Contacts AND Calendar but Symbian only get Contacts ?

Surely if it's all SyncML based it should work the same on every phone ?

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hello, I wanted to know what to put in the aforementioned field, the Google Help doc doesn't mention this field and its required, I guess on fp1 does not have this field. thanks
You put contacts - it mentioned in step 6 of the instructions.

iPhone and Windows Mobile are using ActiveSync for the Sync because there SyncML support (the open standard) is poor or non-existent. As I noted I would assume ActiveSync support will be added for S60 (it would probably work now if you could guess the settings) shortly. That's when you'll get Calendar support. Why Google couldn't do this from the start is a bit strange.
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MAJOR issues with this for many users...

As reported on various Google Support Forums, whereby it fails part way through, with an "Invalid Host Address" message:

ARTICLE 1 Google Support

ARTICLE 2 Google Support


The issue is that it fails at a random point (but clearly based on a data limit getting hit), which seemed strange to me, until I found "ARTICLE 2" above, which indicates it relates to a Buffer Overun error.

As such, the user discovering this, 'capdog', seems to be blaming NOKIA as the culprit, which seems rather strange, as all my other syncml syncs work fine, and I use Ovi, Gsync, GooSync, and Nokia Maps, as well as others suck as Mobyko et al - and they all work fine, so strange Nokia is to blame, if it's only affecting Google Contacts syncs?.

But he reckons:

"I found what "Nokia has a buffer overrun issue in their sync software and they are overwriting / destroying the SyncML data with essentially garbage:
<SourceRef>4.nf|f0|NT`z&$ n</SourceRef>
In some cases one of the garbage characters are an XML entity character. When that happens the XML document can not be parsed and the sync is aborted (HTTP connection terminated). The phone will then give an error like 'Invalid Host Address'. "



So bear in mind, that for those of you with any reasonable amount of contacts, this still seems to be NOT WORKING yet...
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setup this sync on my n95 and it seems to be working fine. one problem i noticed is, if i delete a contact in one place (say n95) and the other side i can still see the contact even after sync !

but if i update a contact (adding more info like phone no etc.,) thats updating both ways.

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setup this sync on my n95 and it seems to be working fine. one problem i noticed is, if i delete a contact in one place (say n95) and the other side i can still see the contact even after sync !

but if i update a contact (adding more info like phone no etc.,) thats updating both ways.
If true, another "not much use" case. No point sync'ing, if it doesn't actually "sync" any changes, or deletions *lol*

But I cannot even say if it is true, because of the Issue above for those who's contact list is data heavy...

Also,

BEAR IN MIND ANOTHER POSSIBLE ISSUE...

On the same Google Support Forums, many many people now, are stating that for a Contact entry on the phone where they have two mobile numbers, when they do a Sync, BOTH numbers get copied over to the Google side of things, BUT, the phone then gets stripped to just ONE number for that contact.

The same is also being reported for those entires with more than one Email address on the Phone Contact entry.

So in my view, still a long way to go for this, if it is (a) subject to a mjor bug that makes it not even possible to sync for many, and (b) is potentially highly "data-destructive" if you have multiple numbers or emails etc for any contact in your phone!

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Google said they don't support ActiveSync for MfE. But I tried it on E71 with the instructions they had for iPhone. And it worked both for contacts and calendar.

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ActiveSync for e71

Can you explain how you set sync up for syncing your google calendars on the e71? I'm not sure which remote database name to use.

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Can you explain how you set sync up for syncing your google calendars on the e71? I'm not sure which remote database name to use.
See post numbers 5 and 6 above.

Short answer is, YOU DON'T.

Exactly like this entire article says.

They have released CONTACTS Sync.

It states all over this thread that this is the case.

NOT Calendar Sync direct to Google.

If you want Calendar Sync to Google, use something like GooSync like I do.

The free version lets you do one single Calendar, up to 30 days ahead.

The paid for version, that I use, allows me to do the whole family's calendars to my phone, and any period you wish ahead or in the past.

But the free version itself will allow up to one month in the future.

But please read posts properly.

Hope this helps and is not rude though. Good luck
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How to sync calendar!

Install "Mail for Exchange", download from this site:
wwwdot businesssoftware.nokia.com/mail_for_exchange_downloads.php
I believe it works for almost all Symbian S60 phones.

Enter m.google.com as the server address.
Leave the Domain field empty.

Enable only calendar.

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CalSyncS60

So far this is the best solution i have found to sync your S60 calendar with Google:

http://s60addons.com/calsync/

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i-Phone and Windows Mobile are using Active Sync for the Sync because there Sync Ml support (the open standard) is poor or non-existent. As I noted I would assume Active Sync support will be added for S60 (it would probably work now if you could guess the settings) shortly. That's when you'll get Calendar support. Why Google couldn't do this from the start is a bit strange.


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