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PSA: Your gMail won't work on WP8/Nokia Icon
AWojt
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Not only is the WP8.1/Cyan update for Nokia phones  an annoying situation to begin with, it just got a whole lot worse.


https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255

Google may block sign in attempts from some apps or devices that do not use modern security standards.  Since these apps and devices are easier to break into, blocking them helps keep your account safer.

Some example of apps that do not support the latest security standards include:
...
The Mail app on your Windows phone preceding the 8.1 release


So our "flagship" phone cannot even natively do E-mail anymore.  Sure, you could leave your door unlocked and turn all your security settings off... but is that really a viable option in these days?

With the way Verizon is handling WP, and how the Verizon Reps actually tried DISCOURAGING me from getting a Windows Phone when I got my Icon, I've had it with VZW.  (The whole Netflix smoke and mirrors doesn't help my opinion either.)


I joined up with Verizon so I could save money sharing a plan with my family.  It's just not worth it.  I'm going to pay MORE for AT&T.  But at least I'll be getting something out of it.

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