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OmniROM extends contact grouping to external syncing

Our phonebook lists have probably grown so long that the only way to tame these wild beasts would be to corral them into groups. While Android's People contacts app does have that capability, it is limited only to Google's proprietary syncing service or Microsoft Exchange. Ever an advocate of open source solutions, OmniROM has introduced a patch that opens the doors for other external syncing services to get the same functionality.

Gmail now lets you star Contacts as well

Some metaphors or symbols have become so ingrained in our modern psyches that we sometimes start to wonder when they're missing. One such feature, the starring of content to mark them as important or a favorite, has been included in almost all of Google's services save a few. Those exceptions have grown smaller now that Google has brought the feature to Gmail's contacts as well.

Evernote Hello contact manager hits Android

Evernote is branching out from its standard notation/bookmark/link sharing service into something a little more relatable. Today they're launching Evernote Hello, a contact manager that aims to make remembering your contacts much easier with contextual information. The free app builds on Evernote's established services by backing up said contacts in your Evernote account, eliminating that annoying need to send out a Facebook message to tell everyone you lost your phone (not that Android users have to worry there).

Google reminds us of Android’s cloud sync features in latest video

Google's been using cloud services for a long, long time. Way before Google Drive was even in the discussion. In case some of you somehow didn't know this, Google actually syncs your contacts, calender, photos, apps, books, and recently Google Music. While iCloud is new to the game Google's been doing this since Android was a baby. Simply sign into Google or Gmail and all your contacts automatically sync to your new phone. Today they've released a quick video as a reminder of how awesome Android is.

Share Contacts by SMS on your Android Phone [Business Card]

Most of you can probably agree that you have had to do this at one time or another on your Android phone. Get someone a phone number, send your friend or a co-worker someones number and wished there was an easy and simple way for this to happen. Well now you can with Share Contacts by SMS. Instead of trying to copy/paste it, or write the number down or try to remember it in your head. Now you'll never need to do that again.

Google says Facebook contacts sync violates Android TOS

Google has made no secret of its desire to fight Facebook on the social networking scene. Apparently, the latest salvo comes by way of declaring that the Facebook contact sync feature is a violation of the Android TOS. The sync feature in question allows the user to see the Facebook friend contact info next to the Android device contact list.

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES GALAXY APOLLO ANDROID-POWERED SMARTPHONE WITH ORANGE: SPEC SHEET INCLUDED

According to a press release by Orange UK, the Galaxy Apollo will launch soon and will be exclusive to their network.  If you were hoping to get your hands on it and you’re not in an area that is supported by Orange UK, you may be out of luck for awhile. There is currently no unlocked version that I could find. This device is a mid-range Android handset and it can be you’re either on a Pay as You Go Plan or on contract.

LG Ally Details Galore And a Verizon Pre-Order Date

Some internal documents were leaked recently to the guys over at BGR. These documents contained all sorts of information on the upcoming LG Ally. We now know that it’s coming to Verizon and pre-orders will start this May 13th. This phone will also bring with it a few alterations to Android.

SUGARSYNC SWEETENS ANDROID APP v3.0

SugarSync is file sync, backup and file sharing service for Android. Today, they announced their new 3.0 version for Android and it has a few great changes to their already good service. This is another “Cloud-Based” solution for accessing all of your photos, music, videos and other documents while on the go. This app will be available tonight in the Android Market.

New Gmail Compose Page For Android

Since the release of Android, Google had made numerous updates to their core Android Apps (with the exception to the music player). All of the changes have made the Android experience more visually appealing. These changes usually slide by “stealthy” without the user being notified of the change.
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