You probably all know how minimal I keep my Android phone setups. My main home screen for years has been a set of apps with custom icons placed below a constantly changing minimal clock widget. From there, I do keep a screen to the left and right of my default for a couple of out-of-sight widgets that I check quite often. To the right has been the stock calendar widget for as long as I can remember. I’ve become somewhat of a calendar addict since starting DL, meaning I can’t function in life nor remember a thing if it isn’t on my calendar.
And that leads me to this post, where I think I’ve found a permanent replacement for that stock Google Calendar widget. It’s called Today, and was released well, today. (more…)
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. (more…)
Google is on a roll today. After having announced the new Gmail and a Google Apps Admin app, they are pushing out updates to Google Music and now Google Calendar. The Calendar update finally brings custom color choices to your appointments via mobile, includes fancy new redesigned date and time pickers, and even an updated timezone picker. Last, they made scheduling repeating events easier. The update may only be available to those running Android 4.2.1 or higher.
The update is technically live, but Google’s new app rollout feature is being put to use so not everyone can grab it at this time. It should be available to all over the course of the day. (more…)
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.
Last night as we were wrapping up the day and getting ready for the first ever Droid Life Show, Google decided that it was the best time to drop an official Google Calendar app onto Google Play. Google has done this before with apps such as Gmail and Maps, so this could be a move in the direction of having all native apps available in Google Play instead of coming baked into the OS. What that allows for is a much easier updating process for both Google, OEM’s, and carriers.
Go grab it!
Via: Android Blog