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Google Calendar Receives Update, Make Calls and Open Maps App Right From Notifications

Another update has gone up for Google’s Calendar application, making it an even more functional piece of the Android OS. When saving appointments or dates, you can add in an address and phone number, which will then be displayed as a shortcut to the matching app when the reminder goes off.

For example, if you make a dentist appointment for tomorrow and add their number, when the calendar app reminds you of your appointment, you can call them right from the notification and tell them you’re too chicken to come in that day. Pretty fancy.

What’s in this version:

– Call and go to map directly from notifications
– Location suggestion on event creation
– Quick event creation from month view

Go grab it in Google Play.

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  • landovsky

    Does the direct call function work for anybody? I tried putting number into every field in every conceivable way but the “call” button wouldn’t show up.

  • landovsky

    can somebody tell me how to fill in calendar entry for the call button to appear in notifications?

    • Patrick Chapman

      Just put the phone number where it says Location.

  • D.C.

    Still no ability to accept a meeting request sent from Microsoft Outlook, the most prevalent calendar usage in the business world. Issue 1257:Calendar should support opening iCal .ics files http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=1257#c87

  • Droid in Oregon

    I don’t seem to be able to get location suggestions when typing in the “location” field. Only recent searches or contacts seem to come up. For example, shouldn’t typing “Starbucks” in the location field bring up a list of nearby Starbucks locations to select?

  • bigfire

    Odd, wouldn’t let me update at all.

  • H2Oyeah

    Unless I missed it when are they going to allow you to change the color of appointments in app? I can do it in browser but I would really like to do it in my app as that is what I usually make my appointments in.

  • Andy McDearmon

    I am confused about this. If you are running an AOSP ROM with the Calendar app built in, does this calendar app update apply to us? If I installed this app, would I then have two Google Calendars?

    • Mack

      This update is for the calendar app from the play store and stock android. Since you’re on an AOSP ROM just delete Calendar.apk from system/app and install the calendar from the Play Store as a system app in it’s place. Don’t delete calendarproviders.apk though, it is needed for either calendar to function properly.

      • joejoe5709

        I had the same problem. Thanks. I just disabled it rather than actually removing it. It doesn’t take up that much space, really.

        • NYAvsFan

          Same. Just freeze it in TB. Otherwise double calendar notifications. Kind of annoying.

  • mgamerz

    Please stop ignoring updates to google voice, google. I would like some expandable notifications like pretty much every other app you make.

    • I think they’re working on a new service to merge Voice, Talk, Messenger/Hangouts and SMS. That’s why none of those apps have seen updates recently.

      • This would be AWESOME and needs to happen!!!

      • joejoe5709

        And I think they’re going to merge some others too such as Navigation, Maps, and Street View. Look at the new iOS Maps for a preview. <- My personal opinion.

    • I don’t understand Google’s priority for updating apps. They’ll update Maps and Calendar and Gmail all the time (relatively), but GVoice needs an update and the Navigation interface is 3 years old now.

      • Simple, they have different teams. Ideally, they should create a unified mobile app team. The number of Google apps are getting to a point that is unmanageable. I couldn’t even fit all of them into one folder.

  • Google is really speeding things up and I like it

  • What’s funny about the screenshots is that you will NEVER be allowed to tour Google unless you know someone in management.

    • Droidzilla

      I’m betting the people who wrote this app know someone in Google management.

      • good point

        • michael arazan

          Most big Business corporations have Guided tours, I mean you can even tour military bases if you want as long as you sign up 6 months to a year in advance. And tours are almost always free too. I’ve taken the Anhieser Busch Beer tour like 15 times, living in St.Louis, and you get free beer from all the beers they make across the world at the end of the tour.
          I’m guessing if you call the main Google number for customer service or the PR number they can direct you to somebody to find out about a tour of the campus. Tours are great for Public Relations, which is why Business’ do them.

    • iScream4

      Tell that to Mr. Calvin Calendar…

  • I don’t know what “Quick event creation from month view” means, but they still haven’t implemented any action to a long press on a day in month view. Grr

    EDIT: Nevermind, it’s working now. I have no idea why it wasn’t working for me at first.

    • Michael G

      Yes they have. Just did it. Give it a try.

      • Yup, I see that now. Thanks.

        • Michael G

          I’m with you, so glad they had this. I was always annoyed before. I didn’t try it ’til I read your post and my eyes lit up like a 6 yr old on Christmas morning. lol