While in the grand scheme of things the new Contacts/Gmail feature might sound like a small one, it is a useful one nevertheless. Android users perhaps will benefit the most, since the feature syncs easily with the People app, allowing for better contacts management. The news comes close on the heels of the new upgrade for Google Chrome for Android and iOS, that will allow a reduction in the use of the data consumption with a new bandwidth management system.
The announcement also comes on the heels of Google announcing that it is trying to better integrate Gmail contacts and the two and half year-old social network Google+, by allowing Google+ contacts to directly email each other via Gmail. With 540 million users, the Google Contacts feature will become an important feature for it too. The change that Google has introduced will broaden the list of contacts available to Gmail users.