Google's clock app now available for download in the Play Store

This move lets Google update the app as often as it wishes without the carriers or manufacturers getting in the way.

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If the clock app that came with your phone is terrible, or if you just want to check out Google’s take on time management, then grab the clock app from the Play Store.

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The Google clock app functions as an alarm, timer, stopwatch, or of course a world clock.

The app, with version 4.0.1, is the same as what you’ll find in the Android M developer preview. Along with functioning as a stopwatch and alarm to wake you up for the daily grind, you can check the time in hundreds of cities worldwide. It also plays with Google Now’s voice commands. When you say, “OK Google, set an alarm” the app will be at the ready.

The story behind the story: This is the latest in a long line of dominoes to fall. Google puts its apps in the Play Store so it can update them directly. Otherwise you’d have to wait for an Android operating system update - and we all know how long that takes

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