Google is slowly updating all its apps to add the Material Design style to them. Last week it updated the Drive, and Gmail apps, now the company has announced that the Calendar app for Android is also getting updated. Also Read - Google threatens to stop its Search engine in Australia, govt responds
In addition to the refreshed user interface, the app also comes with several improvements and new features including app’s deep integration with email client. Android users will be getting the updated version of the app in coming weeks, iPhone users will have to wait a little longer. The update makes the navigation in the calendar app a lot easier. One can also add and view events much easily. For that, the company is making the Calendar app interact with email app to pull events, booked reservations, flights, or concerts from the inbox and illustrates different events with graphics on your calendar. Filling an event is easy too, the app offers “assists” feature which provides probable results as you are typing something. Google says this feature will learn your behavior over time. Also Read - Android 12 expected features: 'App Pairs', restricted networking mode, app hibernation and more
“Every time you book a flight, buy concert tickets, or make a hotel reservation, odds are you get an email with dates, times, and other important details,” product manager Ian Leader wrote in a blog post. “But who has the time (or patience) to copy and paste all this into their calendar? In the new Calendar app these kinds of emails become events automatically, complete with things like flight numbers and check-in times. They’ll even stay updated in real time if your flight’s delayed or you receive another email update.” Also Read - Google relaunches offline Calendar support for desktop users; how to use
The new Google Calendar works on all devices that run Android 5.0 Lollipop, and will arrive on Google Play in the coming weeks. An iPhone version of the app is in the works as well.