About a week ago some people with Google accounts received a notice informing them that their devices would no longer by able to access and synchronize with data stored on Google servers. In particular, this change would cut off the ability for some open source applications to sync calendar and contact data with Google accounts. The UBports team, which has continued development of the Ubuntu Touch operating system, has responded with a plan to implement a fix before access from Ubuntu Touch phones is shut off by Google on July 15th. "Google has sent out notices that Ubuntu apps will lose some Google account access in July if the apps do not comply with Google's new standard. That could affect calendar synchronization and things like e-mail, where we are still using some old Canonical implementations. We decided we would do some updating of those, so that the keys become our own. We expect to get the necessary changes sorted by 15 July. There is a lot of misinformation going around about this, which makes it worse. The process they are going through seems very strange but it looks for now as if we will have no difficulty complying."
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