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Google’s New Calendar App Gets A Visual Overhaul

Time 590x330For those who synchronize their Google accounts with their Android phone, this means that not only will you be able to get your emails on your phone, but also your calendar appointments, and any changes made in the calendar app will also affect the web version, assuming you’re synchronized, of course.

Now the calendar app has pretty much kept its look for the past year or so and while it does the job just fine, perhaps it could do with some touching up and that’s apparently what Google had in mind too. This is thanks to a recent series of screenshots obtained by the folks at Geek.com when they managed to get their hands on a device that ran the latest internal build of the calendar app (codenamed Timely).

As you can see in the image above, the visual overhaul is pretty drastic. Google has done away with the grids and instead has opted for a more “flatter” and cleaner minimal look. According to Geek, there are also apparently some visual flourishes that could not be captured in the screenshots, but supposedly they are quite pretty.

For the most part the app appears to run the same, just looking different, but then again how different can you change a calendar app, right? However Google has also added some new features, like a Daily Agenda that will collate a single day’s worth of activities. The app will also show birthdays with the information pulled from your contacts list as well as Google+.

There’s no telling when the new calendar app will launch, but for all we know it could be part of Android 4.4.3 KitKat which is apparently currently being tested. In the meantime what do you guys think? Do you welcome the visual changes?

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