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Pixel’s At a Glance widget will soon let you track your cab bookings and food deliveries

Back in April, a teardown of the Google app revealed that the At a Glance widget on Pixel devices might soon get support for grocery delivery tracking. Now, Mishaal Rahman has spotted three more features that might soon show up in the At a Glance widget -- cross-device timer info, ridesharing service status, and food...

Google Maps’ new Nearby Traffic widget starts rolling out to users

Last week, Google talked about an upcoming Google Maps widget that would help users check real-time traffic predictions right on their homescreen. At the time, the company said that the widget would roll out to users "in the coming weeks," but it seems like the widget has already started showing up for some users. The new Nearby...

Google Translate gets a new “Translate Quick Actions” widget with Material You design

After years of neglect, home screen widgets finally received a big facelift in Android 12. The new widgets follow Material You guidelines and are more useful, responsive, and interactive. Many popular Google apps such as Gmail, YouTube Music, Google Drive, and Maps have already received refreshed home screen widgets. Now one more Google app is...

Google was working on a radically different “At A Glance” widget that never saw the light of day

With the Pixel 6 series, Google introduced a redesigned At A Glance widget. The updated widget can show your calendar events, your flight boarding pass, workout stats, and more. But it appears, there was an even more powerful and smarter version of the At A Glance widget in the works, which unfortunately never saw the...

Google preps new “Your screen time” Digital Wellbeing widget

After announcing new widgets for Google Photos, Play Books, and YouTube Music last month, Google is now prepping a new Digital Wellbeing widget. The upcoming widget will let you easily keep track of your screen time on your home screen and even provide info about how much time you spent on your most frequently used...

Gmail’s new Material You widget is finally rolling out

When Google unveiled the Pixel 6 series last month, it teased some new Material You widgets for Gmail, YouTube Music, and Google Drive. Google Drive received a redesigned "Suggested files" Material You widget earlier this month, and now Gmail is also joining the party. When Gmail received the Material You redesign in September, Google only touched...

The new Assistant weather widget has started rolling out to some users

Google seems to have started rolling out the new Assistant weather widget that we spotted in a teardown last month. The widget is reportedly available on Pixel devices running Android 12 beta 5, and it should roll out more widely following the Pixel 6 launch later today. In case you missed our previous coverage, the new...

Chrome for Android is testing new widgets and RSS subscriptions

The Chrome web browser has faced plenty of criticism lately, especially over the browser's plans for cookie replacements, but it's still chugging along with new features being added all the time. Google began testing a new feature earlier this year for following news from your favorite websites (powered by RSS feeds), and now the functionality...

These are the Best Calendar Apps and Widgets on Android: Google Calendar, DigiCal, and more!

Calendar apps are handy in effectively organizing your time. Still, many of us end up using whichever calendar app comes preinstalled on our Android phones. But the bundled apps are rarely the best ones around. Thankfully, there are many great options to choose from in the Google Play Store, and we present some of them...

MicroToggles is an open source widget with 30+ toggles for rooted power users

Google introduced Quick Setting tiles in Android Lollipop to allow users to easily toggle certain settings on their devices. However, you still need to pull down the notification shade with one finger at least twice to see the full set of Quick Settings tiles (you only need to pull down once if you use two...

Google’s At A Glance widget prepares to add support for showing work calendar notifications

Google’s “At A Glance” is a simple yet useful widget. The widget changes the information it presents to you dynamically based on what might be relevant to you at a specific time. At A Glance was introduced as a simple time & weather widget exclusively as part of the Pixel launcher. It was eventually made...

[Update 2: It’s Back] Spotify for Android drops the homescreen widget, prepares to roll out Automix for playlists

Spotify for Android is one of the preferred options for music streaming for a lot of users, providing healthy competition to services such as YouTube Music and Apple Music internationally, and services like JioSaavn in India. In light of the unrelenting competition, it is a no-brainer that all of these services would continue adding features...
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