Google app 8.1 beta adds the Pixel Only Feature ‘At a glance’ widget to all Android phones: Googleplex must be very busy these days as they are revealing new features, refurbishing old designs at a very fast speed. In the latest news, Google has started to roll out Pixel’s special widget ‘At a glance’ for all devices which were first launched along with the Pixel handset.
From now on Google App 8.1 beta will add this Pixel special widget for almost all smartphones. ‘At a glance’ actually is a more refined and specific feature version of Google App. It can be activated just like any other widget and It will notify you of all upcoming meetings, flight schedule, and events. It also shows the current weather condition. By default, if there is no upcoming event for you then it will show only time and weather details.
Now you don’t have to be jealous of Pixel users as this Google App functionality is coming to your device also. All new devices will come with this widget inbuilt and others can subscribe to Beta program of Google Play store and update their Google App. But you have to note that the app is still in beta form which means Google programmers are still fudging with the code to rectify all the bugs and maybe adding more capabilities to this widget.
Google app 8.1 beta adds the Pixel Only Feature ‘At a glance’ widget to all Android phones
The beta tag is directly included in the name of the widget which makes it unclear if the feature will stay with us after the beta period or it’s just an experiment. The beta version of ‘At a glance’ widget is of fix size 4/5 x 1 full-width and it looks similar to the main page of Pixel Launcher.
We did few experiments on this widget and results very great and we really are impressed. If you have an upcoming meeting or event then tapping on the date takes you directly to the event details and if you don’t have any upcoming event then it doesn’t take you to Google Calendar app. The widget has some changes as compared to the version came with Pixel like it doesn’t have the countdown option. Also, holding down Google app’s ‘At a glance’ doesn’t open the settings which user could have used to customize the front of the widget to set Upcoming flight information, calendar event, and traffic updates.
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