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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 officially rolls out Digital Wellbeing screen time widget

We've all been there, doomscrolling on our smartphones for hours upon hours on end. Sometimes it would be nice to quickly and easily see just how long you've been using your phone on a given day, rather than having to go to your settings and look manually. Google knows this, and now the company 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...

Google Photos, Google Play Books, & YouTube Music get more new widgets

Over the last few weeks, Google has released a host of new widgets for its vast suite of apps. New widgets for Gmail, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google Photos, YouTube Music, and more apps have already made their way over to users. But Google isn't done releasing new widgets. Today, the company has announced even...

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...

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...

Here’s a look at the Assistant weather widget in the Google App

After years of neglect, widgets will finally be getting the much-needed overhaul in Android 12. Google showed off the redesigned widgets coming to Android 12 at Google I/O 2021. Over the past couple of months, we have seen many of these widgets going live in Android 12 beta releases. The last Android 12 Beta 5...

Apple’s iOS 14 finally has widgets and they might be better than Android’s

If there's one feature that encapsulates the difference in philosophies between Apple's iOS and Android, it's widgets. Home screen widgets have been a part of Android since day one, and they can look pretty much however the developer wants. Apple has half-heartedly added minimal widgets to iOS through the Notification Center and "Today View," but...

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...
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