On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Binand Sethumadhavan <binand(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
2011/1/6 Shamit Verma
Which software on Linux supports ActiveSync?
OpenSync is one the most used packages on Linux. Good into on that :
Can you point me to one reference that says OpenSync implements the
ActiveSync protocol? As far as I remember, OpenSync implements SyncML,
an *open* standard for PIM synchronization.
In mobile world, there is not escaping MS things.
MS was doing
in 1998 when no one else was, thats why Windows
CE technologies like
FAT32/OBEX/ActiveSync are well entrenched in this market. Everyone
Apple/Android/BlackBerry licenses in from MS.
Really? In my view, there is no MS in the mobile world. ActiveSync is
an also-ran; even MS has ditched it now. SyncML is what almost all
major vendors use.
I don't understand where you got the idea OBEX is an MS technology.
Blackberry doesn't support ActiveSync at all - it uses its own
proprietary sync protocol (which it licenses separately as Blackberry
Which smartphone did you have in mind when you said "MS was doing
smartphones in 1998"?
PocketPC line of products (Running Windows CE 2.0) that were sold starting
from 98. OpenSync is a framework that has plugins for
SyncML/OBEX/ActiveSync/Nokia prop etc.
Regarding BlackBerry, it uses its own protocol for BES->Device (BES is
Blackberry Enterprise Server). For syncing with Exchange it uses multiple
connection adapters, one of them is ActiveSync.
List of major platforms that support ActiveSync:
1. Android :
2. Iphone :
3. Symbain S60