It's fairly well known that WP lost the ability to receive push notifications (check for new email as it arrives) after Google made changes in the last few months.
But I can't find a clear answer if this is supposed to have been fixed in WP8.0 or the upcoming 8.1? My understanding as per this page is that the problem was Google disabling support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) technology in favour of more open technologies like IMAP, CalDAV, etc.
However in my brand new 1020 running WP8.0, I still don't see an option to receive notifications as emails arrive on any of my google accounts (I have gmail and business google accounts). The linked article suggests this was fixed in GDR2 which I thought we already had in 8.0.
What is the current state of play with WP8.0 and 8.1?