Google returned the Phone and Contacts apps on Google Play

Google has finally released the official Phone and Contacts application on the official application store.

Google returned the Phone and Contacts apps on Google Play



Predictably, the ability to download these applications are only available to devices in which the applications were originally pre-installed.

Google returned the Phone and Contacts apps on Google Play


The move means that users will be able to receive updates for those applications that add new features or fixes directly from Google Play, instead of having to wait for fixes or new features, along with upgrading the system.

Google returned the Phone and Contacts apps on Google Play


As a result, Phone app updated to v2.3 (from v2.2), and the Contacts application – up to version v1.3 (from v1.2).



The Phone adds the ability to call blocking and a new UI for Google Caller ID system.

The new user interface adds more information about the contact. Dialer now displays the nickname of any contact from Google Now, instead of using the usual name of the contact.

Google returned the Phone and Contacts apps on Google Play


The annex Contacts an opportunity to choose the account as the default when adding new contacts, if the user has more than one Google Account recording device.

The new user interface also appeared to communicate with contacts that appear in the individual contact cards, which are suspected to duplicate.

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