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Google Calendar 5.0 ready for Android 4.0.3 + devices – you can download the APK here

Google Calendar 5.0 was updated today and it will be available for all 4.0.3+ devices. It may have not reached your device yet, so you will be able to try the APK link below to manually update the app if you so desire.

The app is essentially a very smart schedule layout with different supporting periods for phones and tablets. Phones will support daily and up to 5 day views whereas tablets will support monthly and weekly views as well. The week view is seen on phones only on landscape mode.


What Google Calendar does is integrate events from Gmail and it also adds reminders on the calendar and appointments by putting smart imagery where needed. It can even include a map with a location in some cases.

The app has a widget that mimics the schedule view inside the map by offering a simple and easy-to-see lineup of all future plans in a given period of time. The widget itself can be resized to fit around other home screen elements.

You can download the APK signed by Google HERE and it will upgrade your existing Calendar. The cryptographic signature assures you that the download link is safe for your device. In case you don’t want to wait for the automatic update, this will be an easy and certain way of upgrading your app.


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Mini Maps for Wear – the app that brings Google Maps to your wrist!

The List of Wear apps continues as a new alpha stage app for Google Maps has surfaced recently on the Google Playstore. The author of Matrix Watch Face for Android Wear recently brought up Mini Maps for Wear, a small app that is in alpha state at the moment but that promises to improve itself as time goes by. The app is free and any passionate dev can work on it because the creator says his program is free software that can be redistributed and modified by anyone who wants to do it.

The app itself takes data from Google Maps API and promises users that they can live pan the map as they please in a similar manner to Google Maps itself and it all happens on your wrist! The dev promises that new features will be included, such as voice search of places, locations and addresses. When the app is opened it will hover over the current location the user is at, based on the GPS signal from the mobile phone that Android Wear is paired to.

Mini Maps for Wear is found free on the Google Playstore and people who want to help in its construction can find the source code there as well. 

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