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Google unveils new People app, baked in Ice Cream Sandwich

In the Ice Cream Sandwich unveiling going on right now, Google has just introduced their new People app for Android 4.0. The new app is an an evolution of Contacts providing a brand new UI and a number of new ways to interact with contacts. The main screen will provide you with a simple list of all your contacts with you at the top, while swiping to the left will give you a magazine style photo grid (the same list accessible from the new phone app). Tapping one of those photos will pull up the contact details including Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn info. Images can be pulled from Google+.

At the center is a new People app that offers richer profile information, including a large profile picture, phone numbers, addresses and accounts, status updates, events, and a new button for connecting on integrated social networks.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.