Android KitKat 4.4 email synchronization issue

Android 4.4 (Kitkat) suffers of an Issue that you may encounter when synchronizing emails on an OBM server (we reproduced this with a Nexus 4 upgraded with Android KitKat, but Nexus 5 have the same issue as it is delivered natively with Android 4.4).

It has been reported in Google Issue Tracker number 61785 and is already fixed, but not yet deployed as an upgrade.

So it is highly recommended not to upgrade your smartphone to Android 4.4 and wait for the upgrade containing the fix.


Note that Zimbra and Ms/Exchange/Exchange Online/Office 360/Outlook are concerned too!

The 4.4.1 version of Android was annouced, know has nexus 5 camera issues fix but no details about activeSync problem.

We wait release to test with Nexus 4 and 5 the fix of issue.
Stay Tuned ;)

With the latest release of Android Kitkat 4.4.2, emails are now correctly synchronized: only tested with a nexus 7

4.4.2 On Nexus 5 fix emails synchronization, Contact and agenda still working also.