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GetGroups() method on ABAddressBook always return an empty array when tested on a device (iPhone 4S iOS6.1) with multiple groups in address book (iPhone Contacts group and Facebook group).
ABAddressBook iPhoneAddressBook = ABAddressBook.Create(out err);
if(err != null)
ABGroup groups = iPhoneAddressBook.GetGroups();
Can you try the ABUIGroup  sample from Apple to see what you get there?
I always get an empty list of groups (even if I add a new group with this sample and then restart the app) - so this doesn't look like it's a problem with Xamarin.iOS.
This bug has been in the NEEDINFO state with no changes for the last 90 days. Can we put this back into the NEW or CONFIRMED state, or are we still awaiting response?
If there is no change in the status of this bug over the next two weeks, this bug will be marked as NORESPONSE.
Solved using addressBook.GetAllSources()
This fix is planned to be released with Xamarin.iOS 7.0.6, which should hit the beta channel before December 23rd.
As per comment 3, this issue is resolved.
Hence closing this issue.