Finally Gingerbread is officially coming to the first to the first Android devices. The first beneficiary, of course, the owners of Google phones: the Nexus One and the Nexus S. As all updates OTA process will be staggered and not everyone receives it at the same time.
However this update comes with some controversy. Google has decided to move his fight with Facebook and synchronization of contacts to Android. Therefore users of Gingerbread You can not synchronize contacts of the social network on its agenda, at the moment. But everything has its explanation.
At the end of the 2010 Google and Facebook launched a small conflict Since the synchronization of contacts was not reciprocal. Users of the social network could import contacts perfectly from Google accounts while the reverse process was practically impossible.
Indeed the synchronization of contacts between Android and Facebook is not quite real because data is not stored on the phone directly if not that when you delete the connection, or the Facebook account, these data are lost. Which is understandable by Google.
To resolve this issue Google has decided to cut by the sound and you have removed the Facebook sync on the agenda contacts in the Nexus S with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. By as many as these users can only access their Facebook contacts through the application.
However the only one affected by this change will not only the Nexus S If not also affect other future terminals that go on the market. So it will have to wait to see if the Xperia Play, Optimus 2 X, and company also come with this restriction.
To my way of understanding Google has its share of reason in this matter from the outset: Facebook can import your contacts but not in reverse. While Microsoft and Yahoo!, investment companies in the social network, have no problem to perform the transfer of contacts.
However this measure Google has come a little further because at the end the affected of its pluses and minuses are the users. Personally I only use this synchronization to import photos on the agenda but surely more than one gives enough use to this service. For now it seems that the only ones affected by this measure are being users of the Nexus S.