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8th December 2011, 08:15 AM   |  #1  
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So Facebook has finally been updated and we have a menu button, but it looks like they removed the contact sync options :/

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8th December 2011, 08:27 AM   |  #2  
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So Facebook has finally been updated and we have a menu button, but it looks like they removed the contact sync options :/

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looks great! at least they are listening, I've had a couple of updates over the last week or so!

Lets hope for another quick update which restores the contacts sync
8th December 2011, 08:29 AM   |  #3  
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ty for this, wow new UI rocks, I'd throw thanks if i wasn't on xda app

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8th December 2011, 08:36 AM   |  #4  
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Yeah it is much better.. they finally matched the mobile web UI. Hope we get contact sync back.

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8th December 2011, 08:39 AM   |  #5  
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Given sync was removed from the Nexus S I doubt we'll get it back on the GN.
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8th December 2011, 09:05 AM   |  #6  
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Finally, a Facebook update thats worthwhile. It looks more like the iOS version now which is surprisingly a good thing!
8th December 2011, 09:17 AM   |  #7  
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So Facebook has finally been updated and we have a menu button, but it looks like they removed the contact sync options :/

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I was about to write the exact same thing.
8th December 2011, 10:52 AM   |  #8  
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Facebook's contact sync is still in the app, but it's only accessible through the legacy (read: physical) menu button.

Looks like facebook just got lazy and didn't carry over the entire settings menu into the new ui.

Maybe a nice dev can fix their crap and give you a way to access that 2nd menu?

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8th December 2011, 11:03 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by mduran1023

Facebook's contact sync is still in the app, but it's only accessible through the legacy (read: physical) menu button.

Looks like facebook just got lazy and didn't carry over the entire settings menu into the new ui.

Maybe a nice dev can fix their crap and give you a way to access that 2nd menu?

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Nah, afaik it's really FB that doesn't let it sync. Got something to do with FB refusing to use Google's APIs. There's a post on that issue somewhere, can't find it atm. Unless FB change their attitude, we won't be seeing sync in Android.
8th December 2011, 11:28 AM   |  #10  
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You are indeed correct.

Hadn't heard of this before, so did some digging and apparently Google got tired of giving FB special access to do a pseudo-sync of contacts (in other words, even though FB data was in the contacts app, it didn't actually sync to google contacts).

I'll have to keep this in mind when I get around to picking up my own Nexus.


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