Google Contacts 2.0 makes it easier to keep tabs on your busy little black book

google contacts 207 screen shot 2017 05 12 at 11 09 13 am
Keeping tabs on your contacts is getting a little easier — that is, if you have an Android phone.

After a big update back in August of 2016, Google Contacts for Android is being revamped once again, with Version 2.0 of the mobile app rolling out to users eager to clean up their address books. A number of changes are present in the latest iteration of the app, like an improved account switcher and a new design for your people view.

Perhaps the most obvious change between 2.0 and the previous version of Google Contacts is in the display of individual contacts. Once you click into a name, you’ll no longer be greeted with an edge-to-edge square profile photo. Instead, you’ll see a small circular picture, much like Apple’s Contacts app. Information field are also in a new order, with the phone number first, then email addresses. Once again, this mirrors Apple’s design.

There’s also a newly designed navigation drawer that takes after Android’s standard account switcher. If you tap the drawer, you’ll see a drop-down of accounts with the number of contacts associated in each account. As for moving contacts among accounts, that’s gotten a little easier too, as Google has introduced a “Move” tool to save and transfer contacts.

Otherwise, things haven’t changed all that much. The main list view now features an overflow menu that will let you select multiple contacts at once to share, delete, move, or apply labels to. And there is a new Floating Action Button (FAB) to help you make edits to various contacts. Overall, Google Contacts 2.0 is a bit less colorful than the previous iteration — gone are the colored status bars and icons. Instead, the whole thing looks a bit more streamlined.

You can go ahead and download the newest version of Google Contacts (2.0.7) by heading over to the Play Store. Note that the app is currently only supported on Nexus, Android One, and Google Play Edition devices running Android Lollipop and above.

Product Review

4 Lenses, 40 megapixels, and 400k ISO. Huawei’s P30 Pro is a photography freak

Huawei’s P-series phones place an emphasis on the camera. That’s why the company partnered with Leica on the camera tuning. The latest phone is the Huawei P30 Pro, and it must fill the big shoes of last year’s stunning P20 Pro. Is it…
Computing

Yes, you can use Android apps on your Chromebook. Here's how

You can now get Android apps on your Chromebook! Google has enabled the Google Play Store app support on its Chrome OS and Chromebook hardware, so to get you started, here's our guide on how to get Android apps on a Chromebook.
Computing

Ditch the background from your photos with these handy editing tools

Need to know how to remove the background from an image? Whether you prefer to use a premium program like Photoshop or one of the many web-based alternatives currently in existence, we'll show you how.
Mobile

Apple's iOS 12.2 brings support for Apple News Plus and new AirPlay 2 features

After months of betas, the final version of iOS 12 is here to download. The latest OS comes along with tons of new capabilities, from grouped notifications to Siri Shortcuts. Here are all the features you'll find in iOS 12.
Mobile

24 must-have apps for rooted Android phones and tablets

Rooting your Android device opens up a world of possibilities, along with a few apps. Here are 24 of our favorites, so you can make the most of your rooted device and unleash the true power of Android.
Product Review

Compared to the P30 Pro, Huawei may have stripped too much out of the P30 phone

Has Huawei pulled all the best parts out of the P30 Pro to make the P30, its cheaper, smaller sister phone? Yes, but the answer is more complicated than that. Here’s our look at the 6.1-inch P30.
Wearables

Carbon fiber is making Casio’s new connected G-Shock watches even tougher

Casio, a master of tough watches, has introduced carbon fiber to the construction of several G-Shock models, making them stronger and lighter, and allowing for some interesting design changes too.
Mobile

Huawei P30 Pro vs. Mate 20 Pro vs. P20 Pro: Which Huawei flagship is best for you?

If you're after a Huawei smartphone, but can't pick between this year's flagship and the previous two, or maybe you're looking to upgrade, we're here to explain what makes the P30 Pro, P20 Pro, and Mate 20 Pro different.
Mobile

Huawei P30 Pro vs. Huawei P30: Should you go pro or save some dough?

The latest phones from Huawei are seriously powerful, eye-catching devices, but what sets them apart? We take a look at the Huawei P30 Pro and compare it to the Huawei P30 in various categories to uncover the differences.
Mobile

The 13 best iPhone 7 Plus cases to protect your Apple phone

The iPhone 7 Plus is big and beautiful, but you need to wrap it up if you want to protect it from damage. We’ve rounded up some of the best iPhone 7 Plus cases and covers available. Get some protection or a new style today.
Mobile

Huawei’s Eyewear smartglasses aim to fuse fashion and tech

At its launch event for the new P30 and P30 Pro smartphones, Huawei surprised us with a pair of smart glasses. Created through a partnership with Gentle Monster, these glasses are designed to be stylish and act like a Bluetooth headset.
Mobile

Galaxy S8 owners on Sprint start receiving the Android Pie update

Android 9.0 Pie has been released. But is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie, and if so, when? We've done the hard work and asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the update.
Mobile

Huawei P30 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 2019’s biggest flagships clash

Huawei launched the powerful P30 Pro. It's a beautiful phone with tons of power and some extremely capable cameras. But you could also describe the Galaxy S10 Plus that way — so which is better?
Mobile

Huawei adds a new, smaller Elegant size to the Huawei Watch GT range

Huawei launched two new versions of the Huawei Watch GT. The first, the Huawei Watch GT Active, comes with two new colors. The Huawei Watch GT Elegant comes with a smaller frame and a more elegant and stylish look.