In the my accounts setting, under my Google account, an option to "sync contacts" is there which I currently have checked. However, under my contacts settings, I realize that my contacts are being backed up to the verizon backup assistant, and that even though I am syncing google contacts every day, it does not update to Google when I go into gmail to check it. Is this because I have the setting in contacts setting set to backup to the backup assistant? If that is the case, there really is no reason to sync my contacts daily to Google. IS there anything else that function does? And finally, what do most people use, backup assistant or Google? Which is better?