Google Calendar Android app updated with colour customisations

Google has rolled out an update to its Calendar app for Android devices, finally allowing users to customise events and calendar colours directly from their device. This feature, James Kung, Software Engineer at Google elaborates on the Android blog, has been one of the most requested features they've come across for the app. 

Lets you customise the colours

Lets you customise the colours



Thanks to the update, users can now highlight their urgent meetings and other important dates, or simply change the colour of the calendar if they choose to. Google says that they have also made it easier for users to add events on the app, with their redesigned date and time pickers. These can be used to schedule important dates. The updated app also features a redesigned timezone picker that allows users to find the region they're looking for, regardless of their existing location. 


They also claim to have made it simpler to schedule repeating events. Users can now set events to repeat say every Tuesday and Thursday, every month, depending on their need.


The timezone picker

The redesigned timezone picker



The app will be rolling out over the course of the day. The latest version of the Google Calendar app will only work on devices running Android 4.0.3 and above (Android 4.1 or higher for custom event colours). The updated Google Calendar app is available on the Google Play store


The Google Calendar Android app, shows events from all of a user's Google Accounts that syncs with his Android device. They can use the app to create, edit and delete events, view their calendars too, including non-Google calendars. They can also email all event guests from a notification with a customisable message. 

Published Date: May 30, 2013 10:56 AM | Updated Date: May 30, 2013 10:56 AM