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Hidden code reveals three new At a Glance features for Pixel handsets

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One of the most iconic Pixel features is the phone’s At-a-glance widget, which shows information on the Pixel screen, such as weather data, upcoming appointments from your calendar, a reminder that tells you if you have your Pixel’s flashlight on. , how much time is left on an alarm, your boarding pass for an upcoming flight, an image from your doorbell camera, and severe weather alerts.

To check the features you’ve enabled for the At a Glance widget on your Pixel, long-press an empty space near the widget. You will see a pop-up that says “Customize”. Tap it and in the next menu tap the gear icon for At a Glance. You’ll see all the settings you’ve restricted for the At-a-glance widget and the settings you can enable.

9to5Google has found hidden code in the PlayStore that reveals potential new features for the At a Glance widget. A potential new addition to the widget is a “multi-device timer” that shows on your Pixel’s screen the timers set on your home devices. Another potential new feature for the widget could show users the estimated time of arrival (ETA) and the status of a meal ordered online.
In a similar vein, one of the code strings discovered by 9to5Google shows that the At-a-glance widget may also be able to display the status of a user-ordered ride. In this situation, even if your screen is locked, the widget would show how far your Uber or Lyft ride portion is from you. As for the food delivery feature mentioned earlier, At a Glance shows how quickly your order for food or groceries at Door Dash is expected.

Later this year Apple will add a similar Live Notifications feature to the iOS 16 lock screen that will show the status of an Uber or Lyft ride share on its way to pick up a user.

As for the new At a Glance features, we could see these arriving on Pixel handsets when the stable version of Android 13 comes out, most likely in August.

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