The new version of the application provides Android device users with an alternative to the default on their devices.
Google has now launched a brand new mobile app for the Play store that will offer users of Android devices another option other than the default clock application that comes with devices based on that operating system.
There are several mobile applications that have been developed by Google that users can now download.
This new Google Clock Application is considered to be a stock mobile app that users can obtain for free. It provides a broader spectrum of services such as location, to pinpoint one or several spots that the user wants to have displayed on his or her device home screen. Also notable about this particular version of the mobile application is that a new update is put out with each official rollout of the Android operating system.
The mobile app doesn’t demand too much space and combines features often contained in several common apps.
This mobile application requires a device to run on at least Android 4.4 KitKat and needs about 6.6 MB of disk space to operate. It not only offers the current time to the user, but it also provides a number of additional features such as weather attributes and animations such as sunrise, sunset, sunshine, and rain.
The app has been designed to match the color schemes and themes of the device upon which it is running and is a stock app for users of Nexus devices. While there has been some criticism of the Google Clock application because it doesn’t have different face changes available and the color changing opportunity isn’t there, it has still managed to bring in some rather healthy ratings of nearly 4 (3.8) out of 5 stars, so far, from nearly 9,000 ratings.
Other frustrations that have been mentioned about this mobile app is that while it is helpful to be able to have several cities displayed on the home screen, there doesn’t appear to be any way to sort them. The user needs to settle for the way that they are automatically displayed. While this wouldn’t be problematic with two or three cities, more than that could cause a bit of a challenge to users.