Google has been steadily pushing out updates to its Android operating system as it makes the move bit by bit to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The entirety of Android is getting redesigned from the ground up for Lollipop, and the latest update sees Google’s Calendar app getting a huge overhaul.
The old calendar app was always a little on the staid side, but this new Google Calendar app integrates Google's new Gmail Inbox initiative as well as basic functionality of its Google Now service. The additional usability means that users can now do things like turn emails into events automatically, make use of an assist that can autofill event info, and of course a massively redesigned interface.
In terms of that email functionality, the Google Calendar can now see an email for tickets you’ve bought and automatically transfer that data into your calendar with a single swipe, even going so far as to include address and contact details. This can even be totally automated, so any flight bookings of concert tickets can populate your calendar without any input whatsoever.
Google Calendar's new schedule view is a visual redesign to allow users to easily scroll through events, and has been designed to look good across both phones and tablet formats. The new update is available now for Android 5.0 devices, but it’ll also be coming to Android devices running Android 4.1 and higher in the coming weeks. You can check it out for yourself in the video below.