Google changes the widgets on your Android phone forever with a simple button

Google changes the widgets on your Android phone forever with a simple button
Google changes the widgets on your Android phone forever with a simple button

Just a week ago, Android 15 Beta 2 was deployed on mobile phones from manufacturers such as Xiaomi, HONOR, OPPO, vivo, OnePlus and many others. This update brings with it a major improvement to the entire widget experience on Android mobile devices: a simple button that saves the user from manually dragging the widget to the home screen.

The truth is that with the presentation of Gemini 1.5 Pro and everything related to AI, It remains to be seen all the improvements that Android 15 will bring with it. Just a few days ago it was learned that one of them will be an important advance in the management of the device’s battery that will provide a great extra to the autonomy.

Now it has been discovered in Android 15 Beta 2 a button to add the widget to the home screen. When pressing it, if the system finds that on the current screen there is no space to place it, it would place it in the next available place on the other screens of the mobile.

The button to add a widget in Android 15

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In the screenshots contributed from 9to5Google you can see the widget that recommends ‘At a Glance’ so that with the “Add” button can be easily added to the home screen. A more intuitive action that saves you having to tap and hold the screen, select widgets and then search for the desired one to add it.

This new feature is part of a series of improvements to widgets in Android 15 Beta 2 such as the ability of the apps themselves to generate the preview of the widget in the selector, or how now the selector itself has several categories to classify the large number of widgets that can be had to choose one ; Categories such as essential, recommended and news are some.

Android 15 Beta 2

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The technology giant, according to 9to5Googlewhat you are looking for is make widgets more important and it even has another one prepared for Google Home that is responsible for putting at hand all the most important accesses to manage the smart home devices. In fact, he showed off this widget in a session at I/O 2024 last week with a series of pointers for developers to create better widgets.

The fact that Apple surprised with the widgets in iOS 14 for the iPhone made Google step up to improve them and encourage third-party app developers to improve them to offer a better user experience.

 
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