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I am coming from iOS to my first Android (Samsung Galaxy S7) and having hard time adjusting. The first thing that is throwing me off is lack of a calendar app.

The phone came with Samsung's own S-Planner, but I wanted to use a more native android app (so that if my next phone is not Samsung, I don't have to relearn). However I cannot find anything else installed on the device. Any online search results in various 3rd party calendar apps. So, is there no such thing as a "native android calendar app"?

Secondly, the 3rd party calendar apps have options of syncing to Gmail/Exchange/other accounts, but is there no such thing as "on-device calendar" (like on iOS)? One that isn't linked to some account online?

Thank you

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most "native" apps by Google were moved to play store, like clock, map, youtube... so that it can be updated easily instead of OTA which a lot of devices don't have latest android update – Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Mar 22 at 2:53
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find all "native" apps here – Lưu Vĩnh Phúc Mar 22 at 3:08
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The native AOSP calendar app was replaced by Google's own1. It went by the package name com.android.calendar, but is no longer found in either Google Play Store or on F-Droid (you can find its code on Github, though). As for synchronization, that's usually not done by the calendar app itself but by the corresponding sync service; most calendar apps use the "calendar provider" of the Android system to store their data.

If you want a "local calendar" that's not synchronized at any cost, and your device doesn't offer such, you can e.g. use Offline Calendar; but that app doesn't seem to be maintained anymore (last version is from 2013).


1: See Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

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stand alone calendar claims to be developed from AOSP – beeshyams Mar 21 at 16:59
    
@beeshyams it was also last updated in November 2013. This may not be a problem but it doesn't look like it will receive any further updates. – bmdixon Mar 21 at 17:28
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@bmdixon Noticed that and it is not truly "stand alone" going by user reviews. Was sharing as information – beeshyams Mar 21 at 17:31
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@beeshyams that's why I didn't mention it :) And "based upon" doesn't mean it's the same. It has a different package name for one. Some AOSP ROMs might still have it (and even maintain it), but that doesn't mean it will turn up on Play or F-Droid, unfortunately. – Izzy Mar 21 at 19:05

Google Calendar could be considered as native android calendar app. You can download it from Google Play. But I personally don't like it.

As for device-only calendar - I have never seen an android phone without such a calendar (I'm not familiar with Samsung devices though). Normally you can choose a calendar during creating an event.

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You could try Offline Calendar. App description says

Lets you add calendars to the Calendar app, which are not synchronized and are accessible only on the device itself. Create the calendar in this app and it will then be available in the Calendar app.

I had tried it earlier, but gave up since I found interface not very friendly (for me at least-your experience may be different). Exporting to new device could be as you would do for other apps (backing up and reinstalling) or as I see in developer reply suggesting interface with another app to export(see 15/09/2015)

EDIT: I posted this as a comment and by the time typed the reply, found another answer (by Izzy) recommending this !

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