Google Contacts
Developer(s)Google
Initial releaseMarch 3, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-03-03)
Stable release
3.16.1.290725621 / January 23, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-01-23)
Operating systemAndroid, Web browser
TypeContact management
Websitecontacts.google.com

Google Contacts is a contact management service developed by Google. It is available as an Android mobile app, a web app, or on the sidebar of Gmail as part of Google Workspace.

History

Google Contacts originated as the built-in contacts manager in Gmail, which was introduced in as early as 2007.[1] It was later released as an Android app for Nexus devices in 2010,[2] before it became available for all Android phones in 2015. [3] A standalone web application was released the same year, featuring a revamped user interface.[4] It returned to Gmail in the form of a sidebar in 2020 as part of Google Workspace.[5]

Interpolation

The service can also be synchronized with Apple's Contacts app on iOS and Samsung's Contacts app on Galaxy.[6][7] It could also be synced with Google Sync before that service was discontinued.[8]

Reception

In 2011, with the introduction of higher-density screens and larger internal memories on Android devices, Google Contacts was heavily criticized for only supporting lower-resolution photos in Android Jelly Bean.[9] This limitation was lifted the following year.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ McKinley, Joanne (October 15, 2007). "Updated Gmail for mobile application". Official Gmail Blog. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Sequin, Molly (August 14, 2017). "Google is now letting you use its Contacts app on any Android phone". Mashable. Archived from the original on September 18, 2020. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  3. ^ Hall, Stephen (December 2, 2015). "Google puts two more stock Android apps on the Play Store: Phone & Contacts". 9to5Google. Archived from the original on December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  4. ^ Whitwam, Ryan (March 3, 2015). "Google Releases Preview Of The New Google Contacts Web Interface". Android Police. Archived from the original on March 6, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  5. ^ Vonau, Manuel (November 24, 2020). "Gmail is getting a Contacts side panel". Android Police. Archived from the original on November 24, 2020. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Witman, Emma (September 25, 2019). "How to import Google contacts to your iPhone through a Gmail account, to properly sync all of your contacts". Business Insider. Archived from the original on September 27, 2019. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Syncing my Contacts to my Google Account on my Samsung Phone". Samsung Australia. April 29, 2021. Archived from the original on December 5, 2021. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  8. ^ Perez, Sarah (September 27, 2012). "Google Introduces An Easier Way To Sync Gmail Contacts To Your iPhone". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  9. ^ Russakovskii, Artem (July 2, 2012). "Jelly Bean Bumps Contact Photos To Hi-Res 720x720". Android Police. Archived from the original on July 4, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  10. ^ Russakovskii, Artem (October 10, 2012). "Hallelujah: Google Finally Fixes High Resolution Contact Sync, Updates Web Contact Sync With Brand New UI". Android Police. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2013.