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The new Google Contacts (Material) seems to have made a clear cut between

  • "My Contacts" (the contacts which were before in the "My Contacts" group) and which are synchronized to mobile devices

  • and "other contacts" which is a trashbin-looking group with contacts auto-generated, or the ones which were not in the old "My Contacts" group.

What is the status of "other contacts"? Is it possible to have it synchronized? is it possible not to have it auto-populate?

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"Other Contacts" consists of:

You can keep it from auto-populating by changing that Gmail setting. Not much you can do about what it does with G+ Circles. And make sure all of your contacts have labels.

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