Apr 7th, 2009

calendar_ssAnybody with a mobile internet connection can check their schedule by visiting Google Calendar… but how about responding to invitations, changing event status, edit event details and adding/removing guests from events? You couldn’t do it… until now.

Google has just announced that all of the above features are now available (in English) on all Android-powered Phones with support for other languages rolling out in the coming weeks and months. Even if you don’t have an internet connection, you’ll be able to view your most recently accessed events. If you’re a Google Calendar user you’re probably excited about this – Google says it is the #1 complaint/suggestion they’ve been receiving on the Google Product Ideas site. It is also available on iPhones with OS 2.2.1+but we’re pretty sure that you don’t care, so shall we just pretend we didn’t inform you of that useless tidbit? Exactly…

To access the new Google Calendar visit:

For extra convenience, add Google Calendar to the homescreen of you Android Phone:

  • In the browser, go to Google Calendar (be sure you’ve signed in)
  • Press your device’s < Menu > button
  • Select More
  • Select Bookmark page and select OK
  • Press your device’s < Home > button, then press the < Menu > button
  • Select Add > Shortcut > Bookmark
  • Find ‘Google Calendar’ and select it
  • A new Google Calendar icon appears on your home screen

Whether you’re already an avid Google Calendar user or this post pushed you to try it out for the first time – let us know how you like it in the comments!

UPDATE: GMail has added features too – see video below!