Admittedly, the majority of widgets available for download on the Play Store aren’t exactly catwalk stars in appearance, there exist a ton of widgets that not only have the stunning appearance, but also match that one in terms of overall functionality. And with tools like KWGT, you can even hit reach the next level and create a full-blown bespoke widget for your device in less than 15 minutes.
Employing Google’s new Product Sans font and in line with Material Design guidelines, said widget isn’t ground-breaking by any means, but successfully dusts off Android’s widgets and aims to bring them back into fashion. Sadly, with Google being Google, this widget will officially remain an exclusive to its new Pixels. Sad, but as usual, a workaround is present.
THIS WIDGET ALLOWS YOU TO DO WHAT GOOGLE WON’T
- A customizable digital clock
- Current weather (Celsius or Fahrenheit)
- Upcoming events showcase (integration with multiple calendar apps)
- OpenWather/Google Awareness support;
- Product Sans font support.
After a short and rather pleasing widget customization, the widget will be up and running. Note that while the original Pixel doesn’t have a clock, this widget has one, which would come in handy for folks that are adept in customization and have found a way to hide the status bar clock on their default homescreens (Hint: a rooted device + toggling a respective setting in Nova Launcher Prime do the trick).
Upcoming calendar events feature works as intended, aesthetically informing you about of your scheduled meetings and reminders before hours before they are due to take place.
You can customize how early should the widget ring the alarm, so to speak, and you also get to choose among your different calendars thus easily separating work from personal stuff.