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Google Clock app update v4.2: UI changes, ascending alarm volume, separate tones and more

The latest update to Google's Clock app brings the software up to version 4.2. Wondering what's new? Let's tell you all about the most noticeable changes!

Published onSeptember 21, 2015


Google’s Clock is probably the app you worry the least about, but no doubt it’s also one of the most useful tools we can find in our Android smartphones. This is why the Search Giant is so fond of always making it as useful and pleasant as possible. The latest update brings the software up to version 4.2. Wondering what’s new? Let’s tell you all about the most noticeable changes!

The biggest improvement is likely the addition of ascending volume for alarms. This simply means that alarm tones will no longer just blast through your speakers; the sound will gradually increase in volume until it reaches its full potential, making your waking time much smoother and more pleasant.

Another cool new feature included in this update is the ability to set different ringtones for alarms and timers, which definitely makes sense. You don’t want to confuse these, right?

Other changes seem to be purely aesthetic, but they will also add some functionality. The Menu button has been moved to the top-right corner, where it is available from any page within the app, whereas before it could only be found in the main page. In addition, the floating action button is smaller and the navigation bar is more transparent with compatible phones.

This iteration of the Clock app should be rolling out through the Google Play Store as we speak. But keep in mind this happens gradually too. Not all users will see it yet. You can just wait around for the Google Play Store to have it ready for you, but the APK file is also available from here. You know, just in case you are really in that much of a rush.

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