The trend of flatter-looking software is going to continue. Today, purported images of a new Google Calendar app for Android have surfaced, showing off a much less skeuomorphic design. The app looks almost like Apple’s iOS 7 design, but not as stark white.
We can clearly see that the Day View, Month View, and Details View are all still intact. However, the design is lighter, with blue and gray on top of a mostly white interface. It now seems a lot easier to add new events, with a big red “plus” icon hovering in the bottom right corner. There are also some new features in the app. The first is one called “Daily Agenda”, which will email you a presentation of all your day’s events.
Social integration has also been improved. Birthdays will now be displayed by default, and they come from your Google Contacts. But people you’ve circled on Google+ will also have their birthdays displayed in the calendar, so you won’t have to remember to check Google Now on a specific day.
There’s no timeframe for this release, but to me the app looks almost complete. We could see it very soon, either in a software update through the Play Store or Google’s own I/O conference in late June. Either way, I’m looking forward to seeing this on my own device in the near future.