It's Wednesday, so you know what that means: updates! Today, Google Calendar is receiving some attention, with version 5.5 rolling out. The big change is Apps and Edu accounts gaining 'Find The Time', which... finds time for your meetings, unsurprisingly. Unfortunately, it's not available for normal Google accounts, which is a bit of a shame, but it's understandable given the privacy implications of having your calendar available to the public.
'Find The Time' is for people who have a lot of meetings. It looks at the schedules of the participants, finding a time when all are free to attend, even if they're in different time zones. If there is no time everyone can make, Calendar will try and reschedule other meetings to fit this one in. The time is only a suggestion - users are free to choose another time if they so wish. It's a neat system, which makes me all the more sad that it's not available for regular @gmail.com accounts. Google says it's bringing the features to iOS too, as well as "easier ways to schedule on the web," whatever that means.
GIF showing 'Find The Time' feature, plus inverted status bar
The other change is purely cosmetic: the inverted status bar is now used, meaning the status icons - WiFi, Bluetooth, signal, time, all that lot - and notification icons are now dark grey, not white, while the status bar itself is light grey.
These are the only two changes we've been able to find. If there are any more, let us know in the comments.
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File Name: com.google.android.calendar_5.5-120446130-release-2015133394_minAPI17(nodpi).apk
Version: 5.5 (5.5-120446130-release)