GMail Team! Google Contacts Photo Needs High Resolution!

Man! This has really gotten me pissed! When Jellybean came out with the announcement that it will support higher resolution images (720×720) compared to what Ice Cream Sandwich did (2562×256), I was really excited.

But even when I sync my Android smartphone with Google Contacts, the contact photos still revert back to 96×96 versions.

I wondered why it took them very long to do something about this and I found out that it had been a few years back when this issue was raised. More than 3 years have passed and the GMail team still had not done anything.

So maybe they are doing something about it … but … 3 years have passed and not even a 256×256 support has not been incorporated.

This is actually the only feature I am looking forward if I were to upgrade my Android OS to Jellybean. I just want to see my contacts’ photos in high resolution.

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  1. I get high res photos on my Galaxy Nexus from Google Plus, but only for those contacts who are on Google Plus. Others are not even synced with Facebook 🙁

  2. use HaxSync to get high resolution photos from Facebook linked contacts. there’s an option in the gui to overwrite the photos you have saved in google contacts, and the high res pics will stick and can be seen when u go to google contacts. closest thing i’ve got to high res photos so far

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