After a major update early this month, Cloud.tv, makers of HD Widgets, is now rolling out its promised new theme. Kairo now joins the ranks of Glass Gems and Colourform as the official themes for the popular widget set.
Have widgets been disappearing from your KitKat device? If so, you may not be alone, as HD Widgets is reporting what they believe is a widespread issue among Android handsets running 4.4. It’s causing quite a few headaches, and we’ve even noticed the issue ourselves.
Contextual info is important, typically being left to launchers that capture your evolving device use. Apps and services may be forced to your screen at different times with a launcher like Aviate, what about tasks that don’t require such sea change? A new widget named CallWho aims to bring the same contextual brilliance to your home screen, leaving your customization alone.
Like it or not, unlimited data plans are becoming a thing of the past. In this case we are looking toward Verizon Wireless, and while some may be holding on to those grandfathered unlimited data plans, many are using an Everything plan with a set data limit. Overages are expensive, and well, it is best to keep track.
Google has added quite a few new features to Hangouts since the original release. Most notable here was the SMS and MMS integration which arrived with v2.0 a few months earlier. But despite new features, Google still doesn't offer one piece that many have been asking for -- a quality widget. Well, thanks to a third party, there is now a widget available.
Themer, the popular new app/launcher, has a waitlist approaching several hundred thousand people. The promise is simple: theme your device easily, making it appear fresh on a whim. Accomplished via a link to their MyColorScreen site, which houses various themes for you to use (as well as a tool to build your own!), Themer wants to make the fussy task of theming a device as simple as looking through a picture gallery. No wonder the wait list is so long.
The CyanogenMod cLock widget was released for all Android handsets running 4.2 or later a few weeks back. At the time that widget was available by way of the xda-developers forums and could be side loaded onto your device. Well, flash forward to the present day and it looks like users are now able to grab the app directly from the Play Store.
The folks at CyanogenMod are prepping for some upcoming changes to the power widgets. These have been used for quite some time now and were originally introduced back on the CM7 days. And for those who haven't been around CyanogenMod for that long -- CM7 looks back towards Android 2.3. That aside, the power widgets will be going away in favor of something called the Quick Access Ribbon.
There are plenty of perks that come along with running CyanogenMod, however there are times when you cannot install a custom ROM for one reason or another. Or for that matter, there may be an app or other form of support that keeps you running stock. Regardless though, one of those CyanogenMod perks is a widget called cLock.