Google Contacts have recently gone through new design refresh inspired by the new material philosophy. You can preview the new contacts here - http://contacts.google.com/preview
Google has never paid much attention to contacts than what it deserves. Unlike Gmail, which has received many updates to organize and improve functionality, Contacts has basically remained the same throughout years. Now, with the new material design, I sense other ignored products will be revamped shortly like Chrome's Bookmark Manager.
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