Google Calendar for Android gets automatic event scanning and redesigned interface

Google Calendar for Android gets automatic event scanning and redesigned interface
Lewis Leong

Lewis Leong

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Google just announced a completely redesigned Google Calendar for Android that’s smarter than ever. The updated app now scans your Gmail for events and will automatically add them to your calendar. Gmail on the web hinted at this feature by allowing auto-event creation when you hovered over an address or event.

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Google Calendar is so smart that it’ll even update your event if there’s a delay. For example, if your flight gets delayed, the new time will show up in the calendar event. Automatically created events will update if subsequent emails show a change in time or place.

Taking automation even further, Google Calendar for Android now features auto-completing events. Just start typing a place or a contact’s name and the app will give live suggestions below. The app also understand natural language so you don’t have to worry about plugging in the correct information into the correct space.

Google Calendar quick event create

Last but not least, there’s a new Schedule View, which shows your events in a clear list with maps and illustrations. The app feels a lot more modern and incorporates Google’s Material Design language.

The new Google Calendar app for Android is rolling out today to Android 5.0 Lollipop users and will be available to all Android 4.1+ users in the coming weeks.

Google is also working on an iPhone version but doesn’t state when it will be available.

Source: Gmail Blog

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