you will need to export the google contacts to a spreadsheet, and then you can upload those contacts to either outlook or icloud.
if you can export your contacts as "vCard" that would be best. i'm sure ical may work as well. You should then be able to import those into your icloud address book
Navigate to your Gmail Contacts and then Export the contacts in a vCF file format. Once exported, use the vCF entries to import iPhone Contacts from your computer.
Finally, delete the Exchange account associated with your Gmail from within your iPhone Settings>Email Contacts and Contacts.
This worked for me on I-P4s
Exprort file from current Google contact list as .vcf and save to desktop.
emial .vcf file to email account on your I Phone, open attachment and follow prompt to download all contacts.
You may need to run a "free find duplicate app" if you already have contacts in both your Google account and I-Phone
hope this helps
If you already have your contacts on your phone that you synced to Google, then just select a different contact sync option in iTunes (and dont select replace data on iPhone) and it will just sync to whatever you want.
I just use Outlook now to sync.
Just as an FYI for the ones that still want to use the Gmail contacts:
You can use the Gmail account (the one that you set up for e-mail) - sync the accounts from Settings and toghether with the cardDAV from google. The only catch (for the ones that saw that not all the contacts were synched) is that it's synchronizing only the My Contacts group from Gmail.
Have fun with the re groupping