Google Calendar revamped for mobile, Inbox apps

Google is taking a mobile first approach with its latest set of dramatic revisions for Calendar.


Google has just unveiled a dramatic revamp for its Calendar app, bringing its mobile apps and strategy back into line in the shadow of the Inbox launch last month .

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Ready for integration with both Gmail and Inbox apps, the big revisions can be seen with the automatized input for calendar events and an enhanced schedule view with relevant images of the locations and themes.

The Android maker is also introducing Assists, a function already available on Inbox tapping into Google's bread and butter (search) with relevant suggestions for event names, places and people and adapting to these preferences over time.

Google product manager Ian Leader admitted in a blog post on Monday that "calendars (like email) should do better."

Leader wrote:

It takes a lot of work to stay on top of your schedule, after all. You have to manually enter that hotel or dinner reservation, then update it if your plans change. You have to hunt around for addresses and phone numbers, then add them to your events. And if you’re on a mobile device, you might just give up on these kinds of tasks entirely.

The new Google Calendar is available now for smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Support for devices on Android 4.1 and higher will get access through an update via Google Play in the coming weeks.

Although no launch date has been announced, Google promised these updates will eventually trickle down to the iPhone as well.

For a closer look at the new Google Calendar look, check out the promo clip below:

Image via The Official Gmail Blog

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