@lakotaubp I did that and I don't have problems authenticating to Google, the problem is searching for contacts within the Contact app, this hasn't worked for me since long ago. Sometimes it works once after logging out and in again from the Google contacts account, but it stops working immediately and the search of contacts does not work any more. This has happened to me since long ago, and also in my previous daily driver which was a Nexus 5. I suspect that it is related to copying the home folder over from device to device, I think I've done this in all my installations.
Now my OPO has also given up, the sim slot is damaged, so I will have to move to a new device as daily driver.