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.