Google Contacts updated to work on all Android devices running Lollipop and above

Google Contacts updated to work on all Android devices running Lollipop and above
The last major Google Contacts update dates from May when a new UI and lots of tweaks have been added to the app. Today, the developers announced another important update, which is meant to expand the availability of the app to even more devices.

Starting with this update, the Contacts application will be available for download on all Android devices running Lollipop and above. Previously, Google Contacts was only available to Pixel, Nexus, Android One, or Google Play Edition devices via Play Store.

The compatibility with just about any Android device is the most important change included in the update, but it's not the only one. Google also announced that the update will allow Calendar users to merge duplicate contacts from within the contacts list.

Also, Google Calendar users will now receive automatic suggestions for adding info to their existing contacts. Once again, you can now find Google Contacts in the Play Store if you own an Android device powered by Lollipop or a newer version.



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4 Comments

1. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Just the Contact app?! so for calling it takes me to the default phone app of my phone?

2. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Today, the Contact app. Tomorrow... the Dialer. Success marches on!

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Looking forward to them releasing all their default apps and most of all a new pixel launcher. One can dream can he.

4. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

Despite being limited to "Pixel, Nexus, Android One, or Google Play Edition devices", it was also available on my Moto G with Lineage OS.

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