I am officially back on Chromium OS. My Dell netbook is now running the latest Chromium OS build from Hexxeh after months long adventure with Windows 8. Things are looking pretty nice in here and I am enjoying it.
Okay, so today I am going to show you how to sync your Google Contacts on your Chromebook. A small note before I start this. This is available only under a flag which you can enable from chrome://flags.
Your Google Contacts
If you have opted to sync contacts with your Google account from an Android phone, you will see contacts from your phone as well in this list, which is pretty cool. A always up to date contacts list synced between your Chromebook and Android phone!
Since this is still a work in progress, you do not have option to configure anything yet. Once enabled under flags, your Google contacts will be synced to your Chromebook and available for you while searching from the apps menu.
From the apps menu itself, you can send an email, start a chat or make a phone call ( for Google Voice users, I assume). On the current build I am on, these links are not working yet, but once ready, these are going to be really useful. In order to send an email to one of your contacts using Gmail, or to start a chat, you do not need to open Gmail or Gtalk first, you can search for the contact right from the apps menu, and click the chat or email icon to start your conversation. I am hoping that the new Gmail compose window also gets added here making it even more easier to start writing an email. For Google talk, I am sure it will open up the Gtalk app. I will keep you guys updated on this.
So, what do you guys think? Will you be enabling this feature when it’s ready?
note: Written, edited and published from Chromium OS 🙂