I searched for a countdown timer, and I was not able to find it. It should be there in every phone... Is it coming with the standard Clock app?

  • The Droid X comes with blur which come with an alarm clock and timer.
    – Alex B
    Mar 2, 2012 at 4:30
  • Depends on the manufacturer of the device. But most devices (Android 3.0 and up) have a countdown timer in the clock application
    – ndsmyter
    Dec 27, 2012 at 12:44

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Until Android 4.2 there is no stock Countdown timer, with Android 4.2 there will be one.

Some alternative Interfaces like Touchwiz (Samsung Devices) have added a Countdown Timer for a long time, but stock Android (AOSP) had this first in 4.2.

  • I had one in 4.1 though?
    – Liam W
    Dec 27, 2012 at 11:47
  • see edit :) 4char
    – minicookie
    Dec 27, 2012 at 13:20
  • But I was using Cyanogen ;)
    – Liam W
    Dec 27, 2012 at 13:43
  • cyanogen is just aosp based and they introduced it before also
    – minicookie
    Dec 27, 2012 at 13:45

There is not a countdown app built in to android, but there are a ton to choose from on the android market.


There's definitely a built-in stopwatch for Android (HTC) 4. With my old Android 2.3, I used "Stopwatch & Countdown Timer". It seems complex, but it works well.


I have downloaded the free Kitchentimer from googleplay that is available for android 2.1 and up. It has 3 independant timers that can give an alert sound and/or vibrate after the timer has finished.


I have the HTC Amaze, my Android version is 4.0.3. It has a timer built into the clock screen tabs. So it may be dependent on your phone itself, not just the Android version.


There's a timer included in the standard clock since Android 4.2. However, you can't store your timers with that one.

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