You would think the official Google Calender app would be as common on Android devices as Gmail, but that’s not the case. There’s usually some kind of calender app on Android devices that sync with Google Calender, but the official app was restricted to select devices. That all changed on Wednesday when Google made the official Google Calender app available to download from Google Play.
Any Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3 or above) or Jelly Bean can download Google Calender. The app contains feature such as snoozing an alert from the notifications bar, support for setting a home time zone and the ability to pinch and zoom individual days on the calender.
This isn’t all good news though. Google has identified some pretty significant problems with Google Calender on some HTC devices. Here’s a list of known issues.
- 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.
Download Link [Google Calender]