Get the new Google Calendar 5.0 with Material Design right now (Android 4.0.3+)

Get the new Google Calendar 5.0 with Material Design right now (Android 4.0.3+)
Google Calendar 5.0 in Android Lollipop brings over a brand new Material Design interface, and new functionalities, so it's definitely worth replacing your aging stock app for the calendar duties. One of the new features is automatic calendar entries based on Gmail messages. So, when you get an email for a reservation or appointment, the information will automatically be added to your calendar, "complete with things like flight numbers and check-in times". There is also an auto-complete suggestions for calendar entries, and a new Schedule view, which gives you everything you need to do in a card list form.based on your history.

If you don't own a Nexus 9 tablet, or other Nexus device, soon to be updated to Lollipop, fret not, as Google will be rolling Calendar 5.0 in the Play Store in the very near future. In our OCD world, though, "in the coming weeks" sounds like an eternity, that's why you can get the new Google Calendar right now, by sideloading it as an APK file, and installing it on all handsets with Android 4.0.3 or higher.

Download com.google.android.calendar-5.0-1554015-2014102731-minAPI15.apk, version 5.0-1554015 (Android 4.0.3+)


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8 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

in my OCD world, I am seriously bugged by the fact that in the new Gmail app, the new G+ app, the new Playstore app the status bar is colored as well. The new MD calendar? Not so much...

2. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

You are not alone.

6. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Agree, but what color should it be? The other apps you listed all have a primary color used in the Action bar and the new calendar app is white. Seems like Google didn't even follow their own Material Design/Theme best practices.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Since in every MD app the status bar is slightly darker, they could make it greyish. Although it would mean the icons had to switch to dark. This is the way I am used to it, when I used Paranoid Rom and DSB

3. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

does anyone know how to sync facebook birthdays with google calendar??

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Go to Settings > Accounts > Facebook > Sync Internal Settings > check the box for sync with calendar. If you are using an older Android version, its still in the same location, may just have different words.

5. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i suggest export the calender from facebook and import in google calender. then delete facebook. for ever.

8. torr310

Posts: 1671; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

LOL! Good one!

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