widgets

HD Widgets Colourform theme hands-on

This week HD Widgets gets rather colorful in a new set of widgets that take what the app already does extremely well and cuts it all down to a rather Pop Art friendly phase. This release comes as a separate download from the main HD Widgets (now at version 3.8, mind you), and brings you a variety of new backs, fronts, colors, and everything in-between for your fully customizable widget family. HD Widgets just went full tilt simplistic for those that are weary of the skeuomorphism designs of the past - get flat!

Motorola Atrix HD circle clock widget ported to RAZR and more

Motorola's different tweaks and changes to the Android operating system has never really been something I've admired. Then I saw their new Motorola Atrix HD and what they are calling the Motorola "Circle Widget" and I instantly wanted it. It's one of the better all-in-one weather, clock, and battery widgets we've seen lately -- and now has been pulled so others can enjoy it too.

Why HTC’s clock always says 10:08

Long-time Android fans and HTC aficionados have probably noticed that in HTC's advertisements and press shots, their distinctive clock widget always shows 10:08. Why is this? Is it because of some connection with a founder's birthday? The moon landing? A Masonic ritual? Well, no: the real reason is much more ordinary, if somewhat obscure. HTC's official blog clues us in on why.

BlingBoard: The ultimate all-in-one social widget [Hands-on]

One of my favorite parts of Android has always been the widgets. Developers come up with all types of awesome widgets for our phones but today I've ran across one that just might be my new favorite. It's called BlingBoard: Social Widget and it is exactly that. The ultimate social widget for Android bringing everything from Gmail, Twitter, missed calls and more into one easy to use and beautiful widget. Enjoy more details and hands-on video below.

Beautiful Widgets update brings multiple weather forecasts – now 50% off

One of the most popular, successful, and top grossing apps for Android Beautiful Widgets, has just been updated to the latest and greatest version 4.0 and has some impressive new features. Beautiful Widgets is that awesome weather and clock you've probably seen on thousands of Android smartphones and tablets. Today they've added multi-forecast options and a few other new features. It's also half-off for a limited time so get it while you can.

Android Community App of the Week: Android Pro Widgets

Every week we like to slow things down a little to highlight an app that's proven itself to be useful, fun, or just plain cool. There's plenty of new stuff coming out that'll rock your socks, like the sweet 3D New Year Live Wallpaper, but the App of the Week is our way to show off some of the lesser-known apps that deserve your attention. This week, it's social and PIM widget collection extraordinaire, Android Pro Widgets.

Beautiful Widgets passes 1 million paid downloads, celebrates with Google

Hopefully everyone is well aware of Google's latest news that the Android Market has surpassed 10 billion downloads. Today LevelUp Studios is celebrating something similar as the first paid app to pass 1 million downloads from the Android Market. I know things like Angry Birds comes to mind but it didn't launch originally on the Android Market and most of its downloads were on GetJar. The extremely popular weather and clock widget Beautiful Widgets is the first to 1 million downloads on Android and gets to claim the crown.

New Ice Cream Sandwich mail and calendar widgets leak out

Is "leak" still an applicable term for all the Ice Cream Sandwich information that's come to light before the official unveiling in Hong Kong? Perhaps "deluge", "torrent" or "tempest" would be more appropriate. The latest is a quick look at some of the Honeycomb-style widgets that are coming along  for the ride. They're not that different from their progenitors, but they do show off ICS' spiffy new UI, and smartphone users may be seeing similar versions when the software trickles down.
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