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Google also revamps Google Calendar for Android

New Google Calendar on tablet

In addition to announcing some big changes for Gmail on Android today, Google also took the opportunity to introduce a brand new Google Calendar app. It is designed to work similarly to Google Inbox, in being more of a helpful assistant, rather than a time consuming program that gets in the way. Recognizing that calendar management isn’t passive – it takes a lot of effort to manually add appointments and adjust them as needed, often drawing from multiple sources – Google is trying to automate as much of this as possible.

For example, emails can now turn into calendar events automatically. This includes flights, concert tickets, hotel reservations, and more. There’s also a new feature called Assist, which will suggest titles, people, and places as you type. The biggest part of this is that it adapts to your preferences over time.

Finally, Google is introducing a new Schedule View that is easier to scan, and is nicer to look at, as well. Schedule View will automatically include photos and maps of the places you go, illustrations of everyday events that you add, cityscapes, and more.

The new Calendar app is available today for Lollipop devices (i.e. the Nexus 9), and in the coming weeks for everyone else.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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