Google Calendar for Android interface makeover may be coming soon

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Google Calendar is one of those services that is oft-used and important in its own right, but often gets overshadowed by some of the more high-profile Google apps. If a leak from is any indicator, it's rearing for a makeover that could help put it back in the spotlight.

The rumor comes hot off the heels of last week's news that Google was working on revamping Gmail. Apparently, Google Calendar is undergoing an interface update and it's currently being tested internally by the search giant's employees. The biggest change in the app is the flatter, minimal, spaced-out interface, which looks like it will match Android 4.4 KitKat just a bit better than the current iteration of Calendar.

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The leaked screenshots also show a new event input screen, as well as a stylish-calendar view and social integration. There are also a few new options, including a birthday view, a daily agenda, and the ability to quickly add new events.

When KitKat debuted, I noted that it felt like the rest of Google's apps were pushed off to the side as the search giant put the finishing touches on its the design of its new operating system. Hopefully the rumors are an indicator that Google plans to apply those new design principles across its whole suite of apps. If last week's Google Keep update is any indication, the visual refresh has already begun. 

There is no specific launch date for the new app, but it's likely that as Google I/O nears we'll see an update push through to our Android phones and tablets. 

This story, "Google Calendar for Android interface makeover may be coming soon" was originally published by Greenbot.

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