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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by jimbalding, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. jimbalding

    jimbalding New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 27, 2010
    Architect, Author, BIM Specialist, Technologist
    Southern California
    Another newbie question...

    I have been a BlackBerry user for the past 8 years and perhaps some habits die hard, or maybe the BB does this a little better or maybe I am missing something.

    When using a BB and starting an email, in the name field I could type "Jo Ba" and the search results would return Joe Barnes and John Baker and I could choose from either. I do the same on the Incredible and get nothing.

    Additionally, if I wanted to get the name of someone at a specific company I could go to the contacts and type "Goog" and all the contacts that had Google in them would show on the screen.

    Am I missing something, is there a better way or is there an app that handles people searches a bit better?

    Still learning -

    - JB


  2. sitlet


    Apr 11, 2010
    If you put a search widget on one of your homescreens and search that, it will seach for company name. I dont know why you cant just search this from the people app.
  3. Blk02

    Blk02 Member

    Aug 3, 2010
    The company directory is still not working in Android 2.2 at least on my EVO 4G. But the good news is that you dont need it to work. There is a better way. I kept thinking that Google was supposed to be the king of searching, so I could not accept the fact that you cannot atleast search by company name. After doing some digging I found out a way to find contacts by company name.

    Press the "+" sign next to "Phone" on your home screen then select "Widgets" next select "Google Search" then select "People" and place the search bar on your home screen. Now you can search your contacts by name, company, number, etc. You can select the contact and see the full contact info for that individual and dial the number from there. You can also have the search pull up related email, texts, etc. when you search for the individuals name.

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