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Support Gmail doesn't sync all email

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DomP01, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. DomP01

    DomP01 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Jul 20, 2010
    I have a regular gmail account setup, and it seems that there are roughly 10 emails sitting in my inbox from yesterday that were sent from 1pm-6pm. These were never sent to my device. What causes this issue?

    Oh, and this issue is on my Droid X.


  2. android2dev

    android2dev Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Entrepreneur/Mobile Developer
    Do not have much in the way of an explanation but I too have experienced some "inefficiencies" with mail syncing. I am surprised by this because the mail application on my G1 never had these problems.

    I am going to go out on a limb and someone else can correct me where I am wrong. I believe some of the application issue with this build of Android are directly related to the fact that we are on a CDMA network. On a GSM network the connection is always available and therefore you do not have the available/unavailable (data connection) that the applications here have to deal with.

    For instance, I just recently noticed that when I am connected to a wireless network and the screen turns off (times out) and then I turn the screen back on I can see the wireless re-establish a connection. Now if the mail client is set up to only sync so often and it happens to attempt a sync when the connection is temporarily unavailable it may "miss" and wait until the next check is required.

    I was very interested to see how applications would perform in this on again off again data connection environment. As a phone call comes in the data connection is again either killed or deferred until the call is complete (CDMA).

    My phone failed to sync one mail account until I restarted the phone then the sync was successful. This led me to believe that the background process was hung and unable to establish/complete the sync. Anyway, something to keep an eye on.

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