On mine when I go into settings>accounts I see several accounts (yahoo, facebook, google, etc.). When I click on google I have the option to sync google play books, sync contacts, sync gmail and sync calendar. It is working - right now it seems to have synced the contacts & calendar today - I was having to do some of this manually
Do you see something else? I'm on an android phone, not a tablet.
The sync calendar function seems to be done through the phone in accounts, not in google.
Are we having fun yet??? LOL!