Re: Does Jelly bean change the dialer on the Nexus?
Originally Posted by dmmarck
Contact pics look MUCH BETTER though.
This. From the Android Developers site, specifically the page:
Higher-resolution contact photos
With Android 4.1, you can store contact photos that are as large as 720 x 720, making contacts even richer and more personal. Apps can store and retrieve contact photos at that size or use any other size needed. The maximum photo size supported on specific devices may vary, so apps should query the built-in contacts provider at run time to obtain the max size for the current device.
Now, to be clear: we're referring to higher-resolution contact photo syncing here, yes? The section of the quote that I've bolded supports this. If so, I think this update has been overlooked so far in the mess of Jelly Bean news and experiences. I know many people were hoping for this a while back.