Disclaimer: I'm new with Android. I have a 2.3.6 device.
So I'm on my phone, I hit the little address book button. I can see I have "contacts" Three of them. Yay.
One has a little phone icon. Two have little 'g' icons.
My "history" has heaps of contacts. When I click on an entry in my history which is obviously on Gmail, there's no option to add them to a contact. They're not in my contact list, but they show up when I try to add a contact, so I can't add them.
When I click on an entry in my history which is obviously not on Gmail, I have an option to add them as a contact.... and my contact list suddenly has hundreds and hundreds of entries. They're all people I've emailed at one point or another, but lots of them are useless ungroomed contact entries... they're probably out of date.
Why does this not make sense to me?
Meanwhile, I have a giant address book in Thunderbird with hundreds of entries, and an old Nokia phone with hundreds of entries. Ideally, I'd like to reconcile all of those into a single address book, and ideally, not on Google's servers. I don't care about the hundreds of outdated contacts in Google. I'd be happier if my phone didn't know they existed.
Is this even possible on Android? Is there a good local calendar app where I can use my existing contact list?