Google Calendar out with new Material interface as v6.0 rolls out

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Credit: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/24/google-calendar-updated-v6-0-new-material-ui/

Google Calendar has become the latest of Google’s growing lists of apps to welcome the new Material interface. The app is in good company as prestigious apps like Gmail, YouTube, Maps and the likes have all had their turn before now. The latest update of the app—v6.0 is rolling out with an-all new interface.

Noticeably, the gray tones are now gone, while the floating action button now spots a more colorful Google-themed “plus” icon. In line with the new Material theme, the font and the icons are now in line.

What, however, has remained unchanged in the Google Calendar app according to Android Police is the layout. Google has opted to continue without making any change to the layout—apparently the company does not see any need for that.

The update is not immediately available on the Play Store—this could take a couple of more days. That said, it is a welcome change, and hopefully the app gets even better.

Android Messages welcomed its own version of Material Design last month. Material Theme, which is stark white in color, has lighter secondary colors conversation bubbles while the avatar icons have now been changed to make them bolder.

As against the black backdrop, text, text, buttons, and icons now appear in white color. The Smart Reply chips now uses black text on white bubbles, but that could just be temporary. You can enable the dark mode by going to settings to switch a toggle.

Dark Theme is preferred by many users because of its many benefits. For example, viewing YouTube in a room with dim light does not leave any strain on your eye. It is very unlike the usual way of watching YouTube, especially in an apartment where there is no light or the light is dim.

YouTube formally announced Dark Theme in the middle of last year after it quietly added it to its service without raising an eyebrow. Dark Theme, according to the company, is designed to “cut down” on glare and let you take in the true colors of the videos you watch. It [Dark Theme] turns your background dark, and enriches your YouTube experience.

About a year ago, Google added a refreshing new look to the Calendar app on the web. The company added a new color palette and a responsive layout, which made the Calendar app more adjustable to the size of your browser window. Google also updated some of its features—and that means you can view more details about your organization’s meeting rooms—and that of course, it is even more important if you work in a major organization.

Have you spotted the new Material interface of Google Calendar yet? Share your experience with us by using the comment box below.


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Author: Ola Ric

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