The Google Clock app is one of many apps Google has released for the Android OS over the years. This application is actually available to non-Nexus Android-powered devices as well, and if you’re looking for a really sleek-looking ‘clock’ app which, of course, includes an alarm clock, stopwatch and timer, the Google Clock might be the way to go. Anyhow, this application has received a new update quite recently, and along with it Google slightly changed the design of the app, and also added some new content to it.
The Google Clock app has been updated to version 4.4, and as part of the ‘visuals’ update, Google has made some adjustments to text and animations here. So, what is different in terms of the design? Well, Google has moved the page indicators to the left now, they do not take as much space up top anymore, so that means that the overflow menu is now the only icon on the right, there’s a significant gap between the ‘timer’ and ‘overflow’ icons now. Why did Google do this? Is it a simple visual tweak, or perhaps they intend to add something in the black space there? That’s a stretch, but who knows, either way, it happened.
Now, Google has decreased the size of the Google Clock app by almost 1MB. The app was 7.1MB big, and it’s not around 6.2MB, which is a significant decrease in size, and that is something all of us appreciate. The settings screen within the app has also been tweaked, Google has added a new volume slider here, and it’s basically a system-wide alarm volume slider, so keep that in mind if you intend on using it. Believe it or not, that is not all, ‘Vibrating Timers’ have also been added with the v.4.4. You can now make your phone vibrate after the timer finishes counting down the pre-set time, when it hits zero that is.
The last tweak that was made in this version of Google Clock is related to date formatting, which is also a visual tweak more than anything else. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll get to see that the dates (located below the time) are differently formatted now. This is a visual tweak, nothing else.