Google Calendar for Android has just added the ability to customise event and calendar colours direct from a device.

"Now you can highlight those super-urgent meetings and important birthdays, or just switch up the colour of your calendar whenever your heart desires," wrote Google on its official Android blog, but it warned that users will need Android 4.1 or higher for custom event colours.

Google also said it had redesigned date/time and time zone pickers and made it easier to schedule repeating events.

"Finally, it’s easier to schedule repeating events. You can now set events to repeat every Tuesday and Thursday, every month or every 7 weeks, it’s completely up to you," Google explained.

The latest version of Google Calendar will roll out to Google Play over the course of the day.