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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 0:52 
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Also, the play store is quite an eye opener. Unless you know the name of the app you want to search for, I can see it being very hard to find something that isn't an ad infested pile of rubbish.

Yep.

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You're most welcome too!

And you can laugh at the fact that I've got all my contacts duplicated 3 times each... Good old Android. I seem to remember having this problem last time I had one and that was years ago!


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:03 
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I have a few that did that and I just used the merging tool to fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:17 
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Yeah, that's what the internet suggested but it doesn't look like that's an option on this version of Android.

I think I can download an app for it though.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:37 
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Can you not just filter the list?


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:44 
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And you can laugh at the fact that I've got all my contacts duplicated 3 times each... Good old Android. I seem to remember having this problem last time I had one and that was years ago!

If you load https://www.google.com/contacts/?hl=en do you see duplicates?

If not that's a very interesting bug.

If you do then
a) it's nothing to do with Android
b) it's probably been caused some device you've had synced against your Google contacts list having broken syncing code, which might not even be a Google device
c) this isn't going to have magically healed itself if you didn't open your Google contacts since you "last had Android", if the contacts are duplicated upstream it's doing the correct thing by showing them to you duplicated
d) do the steps listed under "merge duplicates" here https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1069522?hl=en


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:38 
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TheVision wrote:
Also, the play store is quite an eye opener. Unless you know the name of the app you want to search for, I can see it being very hard to find something that isn't an ad infested pile of rubbish.


If you don't know the name of what you're searching for then, well, what are you searching for exactly? I genuinely don't understand your complaint here. Obviously there is a lot of nonsense in there, as there is with the Apple app store, but that's just a side effect of having more than like 10 applications available for your platform.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:40 
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Also, the play store is quite an eye opener. Unless you know the name of the app you want to search for, I can see it being very hard to find something that isn't an ad infested pile of rubbish.


If you don't know the name of what you're searching for then, well, what are you searching for exactly? I genuinely don't understand your complaint here. Obviously there is a lot of nonsense in there, as there is with the Apple app store, but that's just a side effect of having more than like 10 applications available for your platform.


Vision's just used to the Windows Store, where you can browse the top ten lists for each app type. Because every app on WP is in the top ten of whatever it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I realised as I made that joke that you'd already made that joke, but I was committed by then.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Also, the play store is quite an eye opener. Unless you know the name of the app you want to search for, I can see it being very hard to find something that isn't an ad infested pile of rubbish.


If you don't know the name of what you're searching for then, well, what are you searching for exactly? I genuinely don't understand your complaint here. Obviously there is a lot of nonsense in there, as there is with the Apple app store, but that's just a side effect of having more than like 10 applications available for your platform.


Vision's just used to the Windows Store, where you can browse the top ten lists for each app type. Because every app on WP is in the top ten of whatever it is.


Being able to fit an exhaustive list of every app available onto a single screen probably is a convenience that's hard to adjust from.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:52 
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I realised as I made that joke that you'd already made that joke, but I was committed by then.


I think you got away with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 13:11 
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I've got Lindy Bnx60 wireless noise cancelling headphones. They were 80 quid and are ace. They have a cable for if the battery runs out. Using the cable is horrible after not having to. Same as with Xbox controllers.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 13:16 
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Bamba wrote:
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Also, the play store is quite an eye opener. Unless you know the name of the app you want to search for, I can see it being very hard to find something that isn't an ad infested pile of rubbish.


If you don't know the name of what you're searching for then, well, what are you searching for exactly? I genuinely don't understand your complaint here. Obviously there is a lot of nonsense in there, as there is with the Apple app store, but that's just a side effect of having more than like 10 applications available for your platform.


I was looking for an alternative to the official Twitter app for a start, just thought I'd browse and see what was available but the amount of chaff in there made it very difficult indeed. I'll get used to it I'm sure but yeah, I'm used to the Windows store where there isn't as much choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 17:19 
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Is the right answer.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 17:24 
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Flamingo is the second hit on a search for "Twitter app." The first app, Talon, is also pretty good. Works on my machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:35 
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I think I'm just overwhelmed by choice on the play store.

Regarding my contacts, the problem is that I use Outlook to store all my contacts but my phone would rather use Google. I've set the default view to exclude my Google, Duo and Whatsapp contacts but the phone doesn't seem to take any notice of this and instead, displays them all. Weird.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:36 
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It may have synced the other lists *to* your google account. Might have to manually curate the list.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:40 
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It may have synced the other lists *to* your google account. Might have to manually curate the list.


I've checked that and it hasn't. The link that Gaywood posted above goes to my contacts and they're all present and correct, presented just once per name.

Now I think about it, there's extra names coming from somewhere. For instance, one of my Google contacts only has an email address against his name. He's only on my Google contacts and no where else yet he still appears 3 times in the contacts on my phone. One of my other friends (who I speak to regularly) is in both my Google and Outlook contacts yet he only appears twice?

It’s all very strange. I’m not losing any sleep over it but it would be nice to have it sorted.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:42 
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You'll get an email only contact for everyone you've emailed, IIRC


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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You'll get an email only contact for everyone you've emailed, IIRC


Which is fine and I think I knew that anyway. This person was added by myself anyway so that doesn't matter... but I did only add him once.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:49 
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You'll get an email only contact for everyone you've emailed, IIRC


Which is fine and I think I knew that anyway. This person was added by myself anyway so that doesn't matter... but I did only add him once.

You should get one of those iPhones. I hear they're good ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:00 
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It may have synced the other lists *to* your google account. Might have to manually curate the list.


I've checked that and it hasn't. The link that Gaywood posted above goes to my contacts and they're all present and correct, presented just once per name.

Now I think about it, there's extra names coming from somewhere. For instance, one of my Google contacts only has an email address against his name. He's only on my Google contacts and no where else yet he still appears 3 times in the contacts on my phone. One of my other friends (who I speak to regularly) is in both my Google and Outlook contacts yet he only appears twice?

It’s all very strange. I’m not losing any sleep over it but it would be nice to have it sorted.


Did you try the merge process Doc linked to? It's pretty quick and easy

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I did indeed but there isn't multiple contacts in my Google contacts, it's when they're in my phone that's the problem.


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You should get one of those iPhones. I hear they're good ;)


My Ipod Touch scrambles up people's addresses, even when they've been correctly entered into my Gmail account and work fine on my Android phone.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:28 
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You haven't done something bonkers like storing all your contacts on your SIM as well as online have you? That's the only reason I can imagine that you'd get multiples but only on your phone.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:31 
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I did indeed but there isn't multiple contacts in my Google contacts, it's when they're in my phone that's the problem.


In that case, in the contacts app on your phone, go to the menu in the top right, choose Contact Manager (if it's there, depends what contacts app is loaded on the Nokia) and merge contacts should be an option in there.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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You haven't done something bonkers like storing all your contacts on your SIM as well as online have you? That's the only reason I can imagine that you'd get multiples but only on your phone.


Nope. There's no contacts on my Sim at all. They're coming from Google, Outlook, Duo, Whatsapp and now Allo and I can turn any of them off, but the phone still displays them no matter which boxes are ticked/unticked.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I did indeed but there isn't multiple contacts in my Google contacts, it's when they're in my phone that's the problem.


In that case, in the contacts app on your phone, go to the menu in the top right, choose Contact Manager (if it's there, depends what contacts app is loaded on the Nokia) and merge contacts should be an option in there.


I had a look for this over the weekend and I've just looked again, and there's no "merge contacts" option on my phone anywhere as far as I can see.

I've unticked all the boxes so now it's just my Google contacts that are showing, but they're still duplicated and not duplicated online (that link Gaywood posted above). I can choose to view different accounts (my Outlook and Google accounts) and this does show the contacts as single entries.

This would be fine if it remembered this as my default view, but it doesn't. It always defaults back to the duplicated list.


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So you have all the same contacts in Outlook and in Google, and you see them once from each?


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So you have all the same contacts in Outlook and in Google, and you see them once from each?


Partly correct. I DO have the same contacts in both Outlook and Google and yes, I see each list together which is where the duplicates come from. My phone seems to ignore my requests to customise the view and won't let me only show one or the other.

Adding more confusion is the fact that some of these contacts are duplicated once, twice and sometimes thrice. Where that info is coming from, I don't know?


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