New Nearby Traffic Widget Coming to Google Maps

Google detailed this week that Google Maps is getting a slick new Nearby Traffic widget, perfect for seeing how the roads are looking around you without having to dive directly into the app. That's pretty handy, I must say. Noted to be available in the coming...
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Google Photos is Getting a Widget

Recently spotted in code of an updated Google Photos app, it appears the photo-storing service is getting a widget for Android phones. What does this widget do, exactly? It'll show you photos, duh! According to XDA, who first spotted the code and then shared...

Who Misses Lock Screen Widgets?

In the days of Jelly Bean, Android supported lock screen widgets. They weren't the most revolutionary of things, but thanks to app developers, we did get some pretty sweet weather app and clock widgets onto the lock screen for our glancing needs. It was good...

Tuesday Poll: Are You Still Rocking Widgets?

With news spreading that Spotify has removed its music control widget for Android, we're curious how many among you are still using widgets other than just a clock or weather widget. Back in the day, widgets were all the rage. There was a widget for task...

Poll: Do You Use Home Screen Widgets Still?

Way back in the day, Android widgets were my thing. I rocked Beautiful Widgets, a Gmail widget, DashClock, Sound Search widget, and a few more that I can't recall right off. These days, I feel old and lame, using a single widget from the stock Clock app on my...