1. robrecht's Avatar
    I still remember, years ago, the very first demo of what was to be expected from the Android OS. Incredible integration between calendar, contacts, and Google maps. What's taking so long? Or am I doing something wrong.

    When I open up an appointment on my calendar and tap on the location of the appointment, I expect this to take me to Google maps, where I can then route my way there in GPS. If I tap on an address in Contacts, I can do this. Why can't I do this in my calendar? Is it because I use my work calendar linked to my work's MS Outlook Exchange server? Would this work with Google Calendar, but not with Microsoft products? My Contacts are also from my work's MS Outlook Exchange server.

    Or when I create a calendar appointment, do I always have to type in the location? Why isn't there an option to add the location from the address already present in a Contact?

    Is this a problem specific to the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 or are all Android phones still suffering from this lack of integration of basic software? Or am I doing something wrong here?
    11-23-2014 12:39 PM
  2. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    The new google calendar 5.0 does most of this. But aCalendar and Business Calendar do it better. Both have free and paid versions - the free will probably work.
    11-23-2014 01:21 PM
  3. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Samsungs Calendar that came with the phone does do the GPS thing. Are you using the calendar that came with the phone? Or did you download the actual Google calendar from the play store? Although I believe the official Google calendar does this as well.
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    11-23-2014 01:48 PM
  4. nugj's Avatar
    Frankly I don't want to download anything that has anything to do with Google location finding....Google must be asking for permission to sync for location whether apps using the info are running or not because.....that is exactly what will happen. Not interested in seeing my battery gas tank heading south for that sort of nonsense.
    11-23-2014 02:14 PM
  5. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    I keep Google location reporting and location history OFF while calendar link to location of appointments still works fine. And I set location to battery savings mode. But no smartphone, nor even an old dumb phone, will work completely free of all location detection. If you are connected to a cellular network, they can find you.

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    11-23-2014 02:23 PM
  6. robrecht's Avatar
    Samsungs Calendar that came with the phone does do the GPS thing. Are you using the calendar that came with the phone? Or did you download the actual Google calendar from the play store? Although I believe the official Google calendar does this as well.
    I am using the calendar that came with the phone. I haven't downloaded a calendar. I wonder why this is not working for me. When I'm looking at a calendar appointment, I notice that the Location icon next to the address is 'grayed out'.
    11-23-2014 03:13 PM
  7. Tkbredx's Avatar
    So in your calendar app the location doesn't look like this?
    11-23-2014 04:39 PM
  8. robrecht's Avatar
    So in your calendar app the location doesn't look like this? http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...be07f2501c.jpg
    It looks like that except I had typed in an address and not a name.
    11-23-2014 05:10 PM
  9. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Even when I have an address there, it still allows me to click the address. I think you're right in that it might be because it's from Microsoft Exchange instead of Google. I can't see any other reason why this wouldn't work for you.
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    11-23-2014 07:38 PM

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