Google Finally Adds Push for Gmail!

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  1. LssThanThree

    LssThanThree Active Member

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    I'v been waiting for this forever!
    Finally it's here!

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  2. Geo411m

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    it works ok but it uses exchange so you can't use it if you already have exchange setup.

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    I am having a couple issues with this. =/
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    Aww, I just turned Push (for Mail to fetch) to save battery life

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    ....

    Meh, oh well.
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    Isn't fetch is supposed to use more battery then push does?
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    I dunno. Does it?

    My email isn't connected to the Mail server 24/7 instead now.
    Instead, it's 15 minutes.

    Somebody, if I am wrong please correct me - I'd like to have better battery life!
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    Push basically sends a signal to your phone that you have a new e-mail while fetch has your phone checking for new mail every "X" amount of times. I think push is more efficient and thus uses less battery since you only get notification of new mail vs constantly searching for new mail.

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    I just read this from Google support page.

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    Nice I have been wanting a good working Push GMail.
  9. J Paul

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    f*** man, it uses Exchange. I was pretty happy when I saw this on the front page, and then all of my hopes for it were crushed upon actually reading the pages.

    Oh well, fetching every 15 minutes works for me. I mean, I literally get email all of the f***ing time, but it's okay, I'd rather be reading them and typing my responses at the computer anyway. The iPod just serves as a little reminder I guess, and while it would be nice to have an instant reminder in the form of push, fetch works just as well.
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    Fetch uses up a significant amount of battery. Push uses very little as battery is only used when receiving the incoming email that ,s 'Pushed' to your device by the server.

    I don't understand why you have a problem with Exchange push?


    That makes no real sense... I'm going to check out why this is... Anyone have any ideas?

    I have Push on constantly, as well as WiFi, location services and Bluetooth, plus I'm using my iPhone 3G fairly constantly for games, twitter, checking emails and occasional gaming and I need to cycle a single full charge every 24hours. I've not noticed any real difference in battery life from when I was without Excahnge Push previously...

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