Official Google Calendar app now available from the Play Store

The official Google Calendar app is now available for anyone to download directly from the Google Play store. What’s so special about Google making its calendar app available for all to download? Simple, not every device comes with the official calendar app installed. At the moment, only Nexus devices and other devices have the official Google calendar app installed. Those who don’t have it are forced to use the calendar app provided by the phone manufacturer or a different app from the Play Store.

The official Google Calendar app is available for any devices running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher and can be downloaded directly from the Play Store.

The app will let you manage your calendar and do additional things such as:

  • Snooze events directly from a notification if you’re not quite ready and want to be reminded later.
  • Use predefined messages to send quick “I’ll be late” updates to your event participants directly from the notifications or the event itself (of course, you can always write your own).
  • Pinch to zoom in and out of a day.
  • Set a home time zone to help you manage your time better when traveling.


If you’re an HTC device owner, beware; there are some issues affecting HTC devices that Google is currently working on. These bugs/issues include:

  • 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.

To download Google Calendar for your Android device running 4.0.3 or higher, head over to the Google Play store today or simply scan the QR code below.

(How to use QR codes)
Google Play Store

Source: Android Blog

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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