Android devices running 4.4+ can download the Material Design Google Clock app from Google Play

Android devices running 4.4+ can download the Material Design Google Clock app from Google Play
If you're rockin' a Motorola device with Android 4.4+ on board, like the Motorola DROID Turbo for example, you might have noticed that the Clock app now has Material Design. That is because the Motorola UI is pretty much stock Android and Google has updated the app. In addition, Google has posted the Google Clock app in the Google Play Store. Similar to what HTC and Motorola have done with its system apps, putting up a listing in the Google Play Store allows Google to make quick changes to its clock without having to wait for an OTA firmware update to send it out.

While the update brings an updated look for many Moto users and Nexus owners, for others the Google Clock app offers a different look even though the capabilities are the same. This means that the app offers a stopwatch, countdown timer, world timer and alarm clock. And it also allows you to snooze or dismiss an alarm from your Android Wear powered timepiece.

As we noted, those with stock or close to stock Android should already have the updated clock app on their phone. You can tell by looking for the new Clock icon on your home screen. Others can download the app for free from the Google Play Store. Your phone needs to be running Android 4.4 or higher to download and install the app.


source: GoogleClock (Android)

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22 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Material design is nice but I kinda wished they had focus more on fine tuning lollipop instead of focusing on aesthetics. That's why I'm leaving my note 4 at 4.4.

6. Furbal unregistered

I actually miss holo. Lollipop feels misplaced on tablets. None of the design is useful on a large screen

9. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I would never go back to kitkat, after updating to stock 5.1 I can't imagine going back to 4.4.4 on my nexus 5.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

After I updated to 5.1.1 my Nexus 5 had no problems Also I love how this Clock app automatically changes color based on time I wish more apps had that too Android M does have an automatic Night Mode theme, but its an experimental feature and only the settings app has been updated to support it

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Looks like it was designed by a 8-year-old. No, thx I'll stick with TW.

4. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

No IOS 8 looks like it was designed by a preschooler. Material design and IOS design both have basic shapes.

12. vacillantfall

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

Stop hating Fandroid... go back to your unstable UI and OS.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

If he's a Fandroid why would he use iOS 8?

22. vacillantfall

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

Why aren't you using iOS8?

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Because I have iOS 8.3 on my iPad Mini 2 Why would I stay on iOS 8? iOS 8.3 is a pretty big improvement in stability from iOS 8 Hopefully iOS 9 is also another big improvement

7. durrav

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The clock app in TW sucks. You can't change the snooze intervals and you can only snooze 3 times. I am running the Google clock on my S6 Edge. Much better.

3. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

This is a default (clock) app on Nexus 4 and it looks beautiful! I use it every day to wake me up

5. LuckySwitz

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I have that icon on my Nova Launcher using stock Lollipop theme..

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

It's... What's the word? Ugly. Pastel blue and pink? Shouldn't have updated.

14. Jon_Snow

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

You can always uninstall app updates and revert to the stock version.

15. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I know... But I get all OCD about available updates. It'll drive me nuts just knowing it's not current, and then I start wondering if there's some new functionality I'm missing out on. Ain't neurosis grand?

13. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It would have been nice if they integrated weather functions as well like the Sense clock widget. Also, I don't see why the widget needs TWO rows on the home screen considering how minimal the clock widget looks. They should really fix that by slimming it down or, again, adding a weather function to it.

17. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Apparently Google are trying to push every single apps into Google Play now, I wonder would the "Google' Clock apps would be close-sources or not.

18. sssm23 unregistered

I hates this app and lollipop too KitKat is best ever version of android

20. Krjal

Posts: 425; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Tried this out but I've already uninstalled it. Timely is much better. It might not have 'Material' design but the UI is fast, easy and does everything I need in a clock app.

21. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

It wil be nice if google can make most of its apps available on the play store and make it possible to install and upgrade the OS just like we do on PCs.

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