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Google Just Released a Brand New Google Calendar App

Nov 03, 2014

Google unveiled a new Google Calendar app Monday, featuring enhanced convenience and a new layout, according to a blog post. The new app is available now on the latest Android operating system, while an update for older versions of Android as well as for iPhone is in the works.

One of the biggest changes in the new Google Calendar app is that e-mails will integrate seamlessly into the calendar. If you get an e-mail confirmation for a flight, hotel reservation or any other scheduling notification, Google Calendar will automatically pull in the details, so you no longer have to flip between apps or screens to copy and paste the details. Events also will be updated in real time, so if your flight gets delayed, for example, Google Calendar just might know about it before you.

Another convenient addition is a feature called Assists, which is like Google Search's auto-complete, only that it provides suggestions as you type in names, places and events, like "Central Park" or "Birthday dinner."

The finishing touch is a new layout called Schedule View, which adds illustrations, photos and maps to your events if you only have a second to glance at your calendar. Or, as Google says, Schedule View could just "bring a little extra beauty to your day."

All told, the new Google Calendar app looks similar to Inbox, Google's new email app meant to entirely rethink your, well, inbox.

The new Google Calendar features are now available for free on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest Google-designed Android operating system which began rolling out Monday, according to Android's blog. Android 4.1+ devices will able to tap into the new Google Calendar app via a Google Play update, which will become available in the next few weeks. Google added that an iPhone version is in the works.

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A subway themed conference room where Googlers can video conference with other Google offices around the world.Eric Laignel—Google
A subway themed conference room where Googlers can video conference with other Google offices around the world.
A lounge and workspace in Google's Chelsea Market office where employees can get together for a meeting or relax on a lounge chair.
Steel slides connect Google's two story lounge.
A green themed micro kitchen emphasizes Google's commitment to sustainability.
Google's apartment themed conference room for those looking to “work from home” at work.
Google's build-your-own desks that allow employees to completely customize their workspaces.
Water tower seating in Google's aptly named Water Tower Cafe, one of five cafes at Google's New York offices that serve free food.
The Broadway themed conference rooms on Google's New York City-themed floor.
A bookcase turns to reveal one of three "secret rooms" in Google's library.
Google New York's library, complete with books donated by employees.
The Google bridge across 16th street in New York City.
A subway themed conference room where Googlers can video conference with other Google offices around the world.
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