Google Android search widget can now be customized / Digital Information World

Widgets are just mini apps that can be placed inside other apps like a user’s home screen and can receive timely updates. Last year, the same month, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) launched its latest, Android 12, worldwide.

The latest version of Android has given almost everything a new look, ensuring a much more interactive experience with the user. For this, the developers have even rolled out newly updated widgets offering several new features. With Android 12+ in its beta phase, developers are working more on new widget options.

Four years ago, Google launched its customizable search widget. The company now plans to add more customizable options with the upcoming Android 12+. When a search widget is placed on the screen, holding or moving it will offer a pencil edit option. Once pressed, the user will be transported to a custom page where they will be presented with 4 options, including an option to change the color of the Google logo, change the search edges to rounded or more prominent, everything like the logo color, the bar color can also be adjusted, and finally, a feature to make the bar more compatible with wallpaper by making it transparent or fully visible.

To help the user decide which customization steps to follow, the entire customization page will show a live preview of the home screen with a wallpaper and a save icon so that changes can be applied. A reset to default option will also be provided in case a user wants to start all over again.

This customizable feature will be available from version 13.40 of the Google app. Android 12+ which is yet to be released globally will also bring the same feature to its users. And finally, the Pixel Launcher will also offer this customizable option.

Widgets play an important role in helping the user and making their device more attractive. As a result, Android 12+ is likely to work on either adding new widgets or updating existing ones for future releases.

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