I'm going nuts trying to understand how synching works with the Verizon motorola droid. Initially I loaded my contacts into it via Datapilot, similar to what they do at the Verizon store. Assumed they would "sync" with the relevant Google account. Nada for a week.
I started messing with the thing yesterday, figuring I'd export the data and load it directly into Google. Well, in the middle of fooling around with various settings, I must have done something--the google account locked up for about an hour. Without any intervention on my part, when it came back, my contacts from the phone were now on Google contacts.
Well fine and dandy, I edited the contacts on Google to remove duplicates (nice feature there) then went into my Outlook address book and exported some additional contacts (email) as a CSV file. That loaded nicely into gmail contacts. A little more manual editing, and gmail merged data from duplicate names, so I now have all the relevant phone numbers and email addresses under the same name.
Now, however, I can't get the Google data back down to the phone. Left sync on overnight. Nothing. Tried forcing sync. Nothing. Turned off sync, tried manual sync, no go.
I'm also sorta puzzled by the Droid's behavior. I thought I couldn't upload a contact list to a blank Google contact list, and that default behavior was to download from Google to the Droid. Obviously it can work both ways.
Any suggestions? Is there a good faq somewhere that explains in detail how syncing works?
Thanks in advance.