If thereâ€™s one app on my HTC Sensation Iâ€™m not a huge fan of, itâ€™s the stock Calendar app. While it does mark days with scheduled events so you can easily see it in month view, itâ€™s not color-coded. As such, you still need to tap on the day to get an idea what that event is.
Thankfully though, I no longer have to content myself with the shortcomings of HTCâ€™s stock Calendar app as Google has released the Google Calendar Android app for everyone to enjoy. Well, maybe not literally for everyone. Only those with a handset running Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean can enjoy Google Calendar.
But hey, thatâ€™s still better than just those with aÂ Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, the two handsets that used to have exclusive access to this app.
Hereâ€™s a quick rundown of what Google Calendar has to offer â€˜droid users as posted at the Google Play store:
Since Jellybean (4.1):
– Improved compatibility with non-Nexus devices.
- Time range for synced events extends from one year in the past to one year in the future.
- Send feedback to Google from within the app.
Since Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0):
– Display event-specific colors.
- Quickly email all event guests from a notification with a customizable message.
- Snooze reminders right from the notification.
Just note, there are known issues with HTC â€˜droids. Depending on your handset, here are some of theproblems you might experience with Google Calendar:
- Day and week views may not work on some HTC devices.
- Notes and pictures may be removed from all calendar events, but will still be available in HTC’s Notes app.
- Local unsynced events may be lost after installing Google Calendar.
- Notifications won’t make sounds unless HTC’s Calendar app is disabled.
- Touching an email invitation in a mail app opens Calendar in the browser rather than the app.
So, still eager to give this a try?
If it’s a yes, then go, go, GO! Hop on over here to get your copy of Google Calendar today.
Read more about it at the Official Android Blog.
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