Pixel 2's Fancy Calendar Widget Comes To Your Android Phone, Thanks To 'Another Widget'

14 October 2017, 7:53 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a lot of must-have features, and with the help of some talented developers out there, a few of them are slowly making their way to other Android phones.

This time around, it's the Pixel 2's calendar widget, and it's going around by way of the app Another Widget.

Another Widget Brings Pixel 2 Feature To Android Phones

As simple as its name, Another Widget doesn't do anything else but add the Pixel 2 calendar widget to an Android phone's screen, but it does a great job of replicating the official feature (as pictured above).

It needs permission to access to the calendar, of course, and to the user's location to provide up-to-date weather info.

That's pretty much it, and judging from what it can do, it's fairly easy to set up.

Pixel 2's Calendar Widget

First and foremost, the native Pixel 2 calendar widget is arguably an underrated feature of the Pixel Launcher, getting lost among the other nifty highlights such as the always-on display, the squeezable frame to launch Google Assistant, Google Lens, and many others.

What makes it stand out is that it puts calendar events right on the screen, helping users avoid forgetting or missing out on important appointments and the like. Put differently, it's one more thing to include to the many reasons why switching to the Pixel 2 is a good idea.

Eventually, Google does upload its apps to the Play Store for the benefit of other Android users who don't own either a Nexus or a Pixel device, but it's unclear whether or not the calendar widget will be available for download.

At any rate, Another Widget is making the Pixel 2 calendar widget accessible to other devices, or under the assumption that Google will roll out the feature in the foreseeable future, it's just speeding up the process for those who can't wait, so to speak.

The Bottom Line

Another Widget is already available via the Play Store, and it's worth mentioning that the brains behind it is developer Tommaso Berlose.

It's compatible with devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and later Android versions. In other words, it should work with almost any Android devices around since about only 7.8 percent of them are on earlier versions, according to October's Android distribution numbers.

In other related news, Action Launcher is another app that adds a Pixel 2 feature to Android phones. In this case, it's the customizable two-style dock search box.

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