Last week, Google released the stable Android 12 upgrade. While the official Android 12 software won’t arrive on Pixel smartphones for a few weeks. Google is continuing to upgrade its first-party applications to follow the Material You design principles. Along with Android 12 Beta 5, the Google Clock app gets a substantial makeover with Material You colors. Google also added several new widgets in the update that were first shown off during Google I/O. But it appears that Google has been cooking up even more delectable widgets, which it is now beginning to send out to customers just in time for the Google Pixel 6’s debut.
According to the Telegram channel Google News, the Google Clock app version 7.1 is rolling out on the Google Play Store, with a total of five clock designs and a new widget (via 9to5Google).
After installing the update, you’ll see a variety of new clock designs when you drag the widget onto your home screen.
In the pictures and GIFs above, you can see the new Material You widget and clock designs. As you can see, all widgets have rounded corners and use the current wallpaper’s main color. Meanwhile, the company has added the “Transparent” style to “Digital Stacked” and “World.” Long-pressing on a widget that shows a pencil symbol also allows you to change the clock style.
Android widgets finally received much-needed attention in Android 12 after years of neglect. At Google I/O 2021, Google unveiled the revamped widgets that they will include in Android 12. However, Google didn’t start distributing them until a couple of Android 12 betas were released.
With version 7.1 of the Google Clock app, the new Clock widget and clock styles are available. Although the update hasn’t been widely distributed, you may sideload the newest APK from APKMirror right now to avoid the wait. You may also check if it’s available in your area by clicking the Play Store link below.
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