Gmail and Google Calendar Apps on iOS Now with Fresh New Look, Sleeker Transitions

Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS--fresh new look, sleeker transitions. Android Auto with phone screen experience rolling out to over 30 countries.

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After four years of launch, the Gmail and Google Calendar apps bring some changes on the iOS such a fresh new look, sleeker transitions and some highly-requested features. Additionally, it's a lot faster, too.

With the new apps, users can easily do things like find a message your colleague sent to you last month, or in the past, as well as just like on the desktop, you can "Undo Send" email. Search has alos become faster with instant results and spelling suggestions (like when you type "flighht," but you really meant "flight"). Even cleaing items out of you inbox is far quicker now, just swipe to archive or delete.

The Calendar app on iOS has some shiny new features too, including: Now in landscape mode you can see Month and week schedule at a glance.

Spotlight Search support, so you can search for events, Reminders and Goals in Apple's Spotlight Search and find what you're looking for faster.

Alternate calendars. If you often look up dates in a non-Gregorian calendar — like Lunar, Islamic, or Hindu — you can now add that calendar to easily see those dates alongside your current calendar.

new Gmail app for iOS

new Gmail on iOS app

Undo Send in Gmail iOS app

Gmai on iOS Undo-Send_

new Google Calendar app for iOS: landscape and portrait view

Google Calendar on iOS week and month view

Android Auto is now available in every car for better integrating with phones to provide drivers an easier way to access the information they need.

With this update anyone with an Android phone running 5.0 (or later) can use a driver friendly interface to access the key stuff like turn-by-turn directions with Google Maps, communications and more, all without the distraction of things that aren't essential while driving.

Android Auto is offered from more than 50 brands, to over 200 new car models supporting this feature today, more launching every day.

With this update, also comes a new ability to automatically start the app when the phone is paired with Bluetooth.

Google notes, that in the coming weeks, hands-free voice commands support will be adding as well, so by just saying "OK Google", users will be able to easily access existing features like maps, music and messaging.

Android Auto version 2.0, will be rolling out to more than 30 countires in the coming days with the phone screen experience.

Android Auto app with phone screen experience

Android Auto on your phone screen

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