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Google Now Rumored to Auto-Suggest Calendar Events Based on Conversations

March 21, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

According to a rumor coming from sources of Android Police, it appears that Google Now is getting some more features that work with Google Calendar. We all love Google Now, right? Since it was launched on Android 4.1 in 2012, we’ve been in love with Google Now and each update gets even better. The folks over at Android Police have torn apart the latest Google Search/Now APK and have found out that Google Now will be able to detect events in your other Google apps, like Gmail, Hangouts, Google+, etc. Then it will ask you if you’d like those events added to your calendar with a card on Google Now.

The information that Android Police has available, shows that the interface for this will be very easy and transparent, giving users an explanation regarding where the event came from, and options for manually editing the entry prior to calendar entry. Basically if the person you’re conversing with mentions a time and place, Google would pick that up but allow you to change the details before confirming it on your calendar.

Now we stated above that they tore apart the latest Google Search APK, which is version 3.3. They were able to find some strings which applies to these features:

<string name=”inferred_event_question”>Want this event in your calendar?</string>

    <string name=”add_to_calendar”>Add to Calendar</string>

    <string name=”create_in_calendar”>Create in Calendar</string>

    <string name=”ignore_event”>Ignore Event</string>

    <string name=”edit_time_in_calendar”>Edit time in Calendar</string>

    <string name=”edit_location_in_calendar”>Edit location in Calendar</string>

    <string name=”inferred_event_created”>Event created</string>

As Android Police also mentions, Gmail has had functionality like this for quite some time, and I’m sure we all use it and aren’t even aware of it. It would be great to have this functionality in Google Now. And Google Now is beginning to take over our lives, which is much better than Facebook Home, right? For all the information, be sure to check out the source link below which goes to Android Police’s full report on this rumor and teardown.