This is the new Google Calendar app for Android and iPhone

This is the new Google Calendar app for Android and iPhone
All Google apps are getting updates with the Material design makeover these days, but Google Calendar is set to not only get a new look, but a ton of new functionality as well. Google announced the new Google Calendar app today, which will be coming to Android users in the "coming weeks"; and, there is even an iPhone version in the works as well.

There are three big new features for Google Calendar. First is something that has been rumored for a while, and is finally here: 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". Even better, the event will be automatically updated if there is something like a flight delay. 

Next up is what Google calls "Assists", but is essentially auto-complete suggestions for calendar entries. Calendar will learn your habits and suggest entries based on things you've done before, it will find places and pull in addresses and phone numbers for you and more. Last is an all new Schedule view, which gives you everything you need to do in a card list form. The nice thing here is that Google will automatically add images to entries based on context, so flight reminders will have an image of your destination, and dinner reservations have an illustration of food. 

The new Google Calendar is available right now if you happen to have a Nexus 9, and will be rolling out to anyone running Android 4.1 or higher in the coming weeks. Google says it has an iPhone version in the works, but there is no word on when that might be released.

source: Google



1. Sakeem

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2. DogeShibe

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3. surethom

Posts: 1721; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice, finally a usable Google calendar & the month view is finally usable. Roll on updating nexus 5

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Kool, but why do I have the creepy feeling I watched an Apple add instead of Googles?

5. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

hahaha true. Too much white background.

9. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

White color is not a patent of Apple/.. Juz saying.. LOL


Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Good job Google the new 5.0 is really adding some character to the real android experience.

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I wish the Month View would always stay as default. (Even when I set it to do so, it always goes back...) Irritating. Prefer the old calendar.

8. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Just updated to it. I miss the transparent widget.

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