Google has a plethora of apps available in the Play Store, as one might expect, and now the list grows by one more. On Thursday, June 18, Google officially released its own Clock app into the Play Store for Android users’ download pleasure. With what Google describes as a ‘material design clock experience’ the Clock app makes for quite the fantastic looking and functioning clock app on your Android device. It’s a free app that measures in at 6.6MB, and Google says it needs to be installed on an Android device running Android 4.4 or newer.
Landing in the Play Store as version 4.0.1, the aptly named Clock app features all of the standard functionality we’ve been used for some time now. But it adds the capability to manually select which day of the week the recurring calendar starts on, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. Additional reading on It’s a handy tweak since different calendars and scheduling applications tend to disagree, for some reason. Unfortunately, there’s no option for the other days of the week, which might have been a boon to users who don’t work at a standard nine to five.
Google Launches Clock App with Material Design in Play Store
Not only will you get to experience a wonderful implementation of Material Design, Clock has gained a bit of Android Wear support, as well. Here is what Clock for Android can do for you, as confirmed by Google:
Enjoy Google’s material design clock experience on your Android device.
Set alarms, add timers, and run a stopwatch
Add your favorite cities to the World Clock pane
Connect with Android Wear to snooze or dismiss alarms from your watch
Same functionalities, different look:
The Clock application won’t bring too many changes to those who already have Android stock or close to a pure Android experience. This application is part of Android stock so Nexus and Motorola smartphone owners won’t find too many differences in comparison with the slightly older version of Clock. For the rest, Clock brings the same functionalities, but a different look and feel.
Google’s clock app now available for download in the Play Store
Google is not the first and won’t be the last to launch its apps on Play Store in order to make it easier to update them. HTC and Motorola did the same with some of the apps included in their phones, but others may follow as well.
If you don’t have the application yet, you can now download Clock for Android for free via Google Play Store. The application should be fully compatible with devices powered by Android 4.4 and up.