Why won't Google or Apple support Gmail push?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WannaGoMac, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Gmail does push email for the Palm Pre. Why can't apple do this for the iPhone?? I understand it's just using IMAP IDLE anyway?
  2. TBONE72 macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    I have often wondered this as well. I thought we would have it by now. I'd imagine it has something to do with Android (Google's smartphone OS) phones and wanting to keep push GMAIL exclusive to those phones.
  3. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2008
    too bad gmails push loses to tmobiles horrible service coverage. Now that the obvious point is out of the way why not make gmail push to iPhones
  4. coffeemaciphone macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    Push Google Mail is also available on the Palm Pre.
  5. WannaGoMac thread starter macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Correct, it is. I understand it is IMAP IDLE for Gmail. Curious iphone doesn't let you have it as an option.
  6. mas90guru macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2007
    I would welcome Gmail push to the iPhone as well. It's puzzling that this wasn't in the phone from the start -- as well as Google contact and calendar synch.
  7. token1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    Google Sync works for Gmail Calendar and Contacts

    You can get "push" Google calendar and contacts with Google Sync.

    It is very annoying we can't do it for email though. :(

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