Google At a Glance widget

Google At a Glance widget is touted to get some major uplifts this coming Android update season. Google is working on showing order statuses and flashlight controls in the widget interface.

In the March update, it also got the ability to check the battery status of Bluetooth accessories, earthquake warnings, and Safety check countdown.

9to5Google has found references to grocery order tracking in recent builds of the Google Search app. The Assistant will pick up the order details from your Gmail inbox. And the At a Glance widget will surface them on your Pixel phone’s lock screen or home screen at the appropriate time.

Update to Google At a Glance widget

Mishaal Rahman, Esper’s Senior Technical Editor, has discovered the At a Glance widget will soon show a reminder when your Pixel’s flashlight is on. This will come complete with a toggle to turn it off.

The option was first spotted in testing in early January but has not been rolled out yet. It is likely that the features are still under development. And Google could release them as a part of the June 2022 Feature Drop for Pixel phones.

The At a Glance widget was not that helpful or smart when its big redesign debuted with Android 12. However, these constant updates from Google make it an even more useful addition.

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