After redesigning the Weather app, Google’s next step is to introduce Android 12 home screen widgets. We enabled the first one last week, and the second Google widget is straight from the Pixel’s Material You ad. 6.
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Compared to the rounded square, this oblong element of the home screen simply displays the temperature and weather conditions. Current location and ups / downs are absent with a clear emphasis on providing a very readable and readable widget.
It is large enough in the form of a 3 × 3 diagonal oblong shape with no current ability to expand or shrink. The look is very much in line with the sparkling “X” of Google Drive and the next Keep widgets. Of course, the nicest aspect is how the background and numbers match your current wallpaper. Another interesting detail is how the temperature and condition overlap.
This widget is very prominent in Pixel 6 advertising, including the inaugural announcement. It is often displayed in front of the Material You clock. This last widget is not the one we have today – there is no travel day / date – but the fact that this original weather object exists suggests anything is possible.
We have enabled the Material You Weather widget with version 12.37 of the Google app, which is currently in beta. It’s not live yet, though it’s likely making an appearance ahead of Android 12 and the Pixel 6’s launch.
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