Google rolls new version of Gmail and Calendar apps for Android

by XB on 5th November 2014

in Applications

04_tablet (1)Google recently announced that it has released new Gmail and Calendar apps for Android, both incorporating a Material design makeover. Perhaps the biggest change in Gmail 5.0, apart from design, is that a wide range of email providers are now supported. This includes POP/IMAP, Yahoo Mail and Therefore, you can use the Gmail app as your go-to mail app for all email services.

New features in Google Calendar 5.0 include the fact that events within your emails can be turned into Calendar events automatically. This can include details such as booking a flight, buying concert tickets, or making a hotel reservation. As you would expect, these events will be updated in real time (in case a flight is delayed).

Other new Calendar features include Assists (suggestions on titles, people, places as you type) and a new Schedule View which includes photos and maps of the places you are visiting.

The Gmail And Calendar apps are available for devices on Android 5.0 Lollipop right now and will roll for other devices over the coming weeks. If you are the impatient type, you will find APK download links below.

Gmail 5.0

DOWNLOAD: Gmail 5.0

Google Calendar 5.0

DOWNLOAD: Google Calendar 5.0

Via Google (1 and 2).

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