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Android app syncs with Exchange

Mar 31, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Dmailer announced an Android application that lets users synchronize information from Microsoft Exchange Server to an Android-based phone. Dmailer Mobile for Android (pictured) offers over-the-air (OTA) synchronization of Microsoft Outlook email, contact, and calendar information directly from Exchange… Server, the company says.

Based in Marseille, France, eight-year-old Dmailer develops portable backup and synchronization software for a range of mobile devices. Dmailer Mobile for Android is based on Dmailer's cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) Dmailer Sync software. Dmailer Sync synchronizes Outlook email, contacts, calendar entries, files, and other PC data onto portable storage devices via partnerships with companies including SanDisk, Western Digital, Lexar, and Verbatim, says the company.

Dmailer Mobile for Android initiating (left) and performing (right) synchronization

The current version of Dmailer Mobile for Android synchronizes contacts with Outlook and Exchange, but later in the year will support email, calendar, notes, and tasks, as well, “on an operator specific basis,” says the company. Sync support will also be extended to file and Internet favorites sync for phones running the Linux-based, Google-sponsored Android stack.

Dmailer Mobile for Android users can perform OTA synchronization or else connect the Android phone to a PC and use Dmailer management tools to sync the contacts. The software is said to be transparent to the end-user, enabling Microsoft Exchange data to be transferred to the phone once the Exchange account information has been configured.

Stated Lucas Leonardi, CEO of Dmailer, “Dmailer Mobile for Android provides a significant opportunity for T-Mobile, Orange, AT&T and other leading worldwide carriers offering the Google Android mobile platform to reach business users who rely on mobile access to their e-mail via Microsoft Exchange.”

HP spinning an Android netbook?

In other Android-related news, The Wall Street Journal reported that HP is testing a netbook that runs Android. However, as with Asus, which has also been reported to be testing an Android netbook, HP has not yet decided whether to bring the Android-based netbook to market, says the story.


Dmailer Mobile for Android appears to be available to mobile operators now. More information may be found here.

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