Google have started to push out a new Gmail app via the Play store this week and there is an up date to the Calendar coming over the next few weeks.
Those of you who have managed to snag the release version of Android 5 will have noticed a new Calendar app already and this is going to be released on the Play store “within the coming weeks”. The changes are mainly aesthetic with a change to the new Material layout along with the inclusion of a new Schedule view. Schedule View gives you an oversight of your upcoming events along with images of the locations you are due to visit.
Also new is the Assists feature which sounds much like a predictive auto-complete. Calendar will learn what you do and predict titles, names, dates and times of commonly repeated events.
Gmail app updates
The new Gmail app, which is also included in Android 5, has been released on to Play this week. It includes the new Material design which is quickly becoming the norm for Android apps.
There aren’t that many new features but the most apparent is the inclusion of an always present new email button in the lower right corner of the screen. Also included is the ability to add non-gmail email accounts. This should see the removal of the omni-present, and not much used, Email app from our devices.