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Google Calendar Updated With Synchronized Notification Dismissal Across Devices


Today, Google pushed out a small but neat update to the Calendar app. Inside, Google has placed synchronized notification dismissals for those tired of old notifications and also addressed lots of bug fixes. The synchronization feature may sound familiar, as it is also featured in other Google apps, most notably the Hangouts app. Once you view a message or dismiss the notification, it syncs across all of your other devices, making sure you aren’t wasting any time in dismissing the same notification multiple times. 

What’s New:

  • Synchronized notification dismissals across all your Android devices
  • Bug fixes, including crash when selecting colors for Exchange accounts

Go grab the newest update from Google Play by following the link below.

Play Link

  • J.T. Brown III

    Unfortunately this is NOT integrated with the Google Calendar notifications or popups running on the (Chrome) desktop – Please ADD THIS GOOGLE (Just use the new “Google Cloud Messaging for Chrome” feature) !!

  • anjama

    I would love to have google calendar on my phone and tablet, but every time I try to download it I get the same notification, “unknown error code during application install: “-24”. Does anyone know what this is all about?

  • Anhstein

    Am I doing something wrong? The Hangouts notification dismissal never works for me. I IM people while at work, and I always come home to my tablet with a bunch of “unread” (bolded) conversations and notifications…

    • JDHokie

      Same thing happens to me.

  • bogy25

    What sucks is the removal of Google Sync – I used to have it on my PC at work but it crashed so now I can’t download it on my new laptop. Says it isn’t free anymore – I used to have it sync Outlook to Google Calendar which then synced with my Razr – DAMN IT!

    • Matt Brooke

      Strange. It still works fine on my pc.

      • Matt Brooke

        Never mind. I just Googled it and saw that they end-of-life’d it in January. That stinks as I rely on it to sync my work calendar to my phone.

        • bogy25

          Exactly – I was using that for the same purpose. If you still have it you are good but if you uninstall it you will lose it. sucks – you have to be a paying cusomer now as it is no longer free.

          • Matt Brooke

            Hmmm… What if I still have the installer package? Muhahahahahah!

  • Justin Bassett

    What we really need is an update to Google Voice….

  • JimmyHACK

    I wish more apps would implement notification sync already. In addition to this, I wish more games would implement cloud save already.

  • I like the visual update easy to use

  • Doug

    Love Google calendar, now if they could just improve the widget and give it a monthly display option it would be perfect.

    • dunning-kruger

      This, I use another calendar app because I prefer a monthly widget. I feel like I’m must just be missing something but it really doesn’t seem to be an option.

  • Showing as already up to date for me… even from the web version of the Chrome store. Won’t let me “install” as it’s already on my device… Maybe they’re rolling it out slowly? Did they remove the update?

    • Myk Robinson

      I have the same issue. I know this is no a monumental update, but i do like to keep my apps up-to-date.

  • traumadog

    Nice to have, but I wish they also implemented appointment copy/paste for recurring (but not regularly scheduled) events…

  • D.B.Evans

    I’ve been using Business Calendar for quite some time … I may need to give Google Calendar a try again to see how it has progressed over the last year or two.

  • Justin Osborne

    Now… if only I could snooze for more than 5 minutes. I’m telling you, I use that dang thing as a reminder app for somethings I don’t want to use Tasks for and not allowing you to snooze for hours away is *annoying*.

  • mrjayviper

    if I use this instead of the aosp included calendar, do I need to disable the aosp calendar? thanks

    • should be a direct update.

      • mrjayviper

        there’s the default calender and the downloadable calender from the playstore.

        • If its stock android calendar then it will be an update to the default. If you go to the play store it should say its already installed but clicking it will give you the option still (update)

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          It is not a direct update, you can uninstall the AOSP calander if you want to.

          However if you happen to be poking around /system/app using something like Root Explorer deleting items with Titanium Backup, do not get rid of “Calanderprovider.apk” as the Google Play calandar app will need this to work.

  • Sirx

    So…there’s been A LOT happening over the last two Wednesdays–Where are you guys with the Droid Life Show? Was hoping to get some takes on all the Googly madness 🙁

    • Justin W

      They are very busy – last week it was the Google event, this week the Moto event. Next week they should host a party.

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  • Larry Bublitz

    Not totally sexy, but an excellent update and man do I love Google Calendar!

  • Ben Edwards

    I wish everybody would implement this in their apps – especially Facebook. Drives me up the wall when I clear notifications throughout the day on my phone only to come home and have to clear them all again on my tablet.


  • Good…it was depressing showing up to work Monday morning and having to dismiss all of my calendar reminders from my weekend plans 🙂

  • brkshr

    What bugs me is Calendar notifications & Google Now Next appointment notifications, for the same event. I like Google Now because it provides a map & a ‘time to leave by’ for events with an address. I like Calendar notifications because you can designate a specific notification time before the event.

    The way I see it, I don’t need two notifications for one event. Google Now needs to honor the Calendars set reminder times & disable Calendar notifications if the Next appointment option is enabled for Google Now.

    • michael arazan

      Google calendars never remind me of birthdays that I set up to be on the same date yearly, I wish they would create a reminder notification for that for people in or not in your contacts.

      • brkshr

        That is annoying! Only about half of my Birthdays will display on the calendar. The other half refuses to show up, no matter what I do.

      • sc0rch3d

        one of the only reason that i have a FB account so i can sync the birthday calendar to google calendar

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  • Jason Downing

    Google is on a roll today… Keep it up!