Leaked Windows 10 Build Shows Google Calendar Support

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A new, unofficial Windows 10 build has been leaked. Most of the changes are modest, but the build does offer one surprising fix: support for Google Calendar through Window’s Calendar application.

The new build, 10051, introduces a universal version of the operating system’s Calendar and Mail apps. Compared to Windows 8.1, the new apps are much quicker and sport a design similar to the newly-released universal Office apps.

When you’re not browsing through your email messages, the Mail app will display a custom photo on the right pane. The app also integrates gesture actions, which allows users to delete messages by swiping left and flag messages by swiping right. The Calendar app is a bit more colorful than its Windows 8.1 counterpart, and it reintroduces support for Google Calendar.

Microsoft removed support for Google Calendar in its Windows 8.1 build after the two companies could not agree on standards. Google went as far as refusing to publish some of its most popular apps on the Windows Store or Windows Phone. The reintroduction of Google Calendar support is welcomed news and may attract users back to the Windows operating system.

Build 10051 also contains other small tweaks, including “Microsoft Family” and a few additional features on the Project Spartan browser.

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