An update to version 8.1 for the Google Android for Android beta adds the "At-a-Glance" widget previously found only on the Google Pixel models. The widget lets you see calendar events and enjoy a link to Google's weather app. The widget is available for phones running Android 7.0 or higher. And you need to have the Google News and Weather app installed on your phone.
While tapping on the weather, you've taken us to Google's weather app, and tapping the date on the left will not get you anywhere, unless you have a calendar appointment in the Google Calendar app. When you do so, the appointment will be displayed at the top of the widget instead of the date and weather. A second line appears in a smaller font and shows you the location of your appointment. Next to it the weather information will be displayed (watch the slideshow for a screenshot). Google's intentions are currently unknown and the ability of non-pixels to use this widget could end when the final version of this update reaches the public version of the Google app.
The moment you're a beta tester For the Android version of the Google app, make sure you're running Version 8.1
. If not, go to the Google Play Store and open it. Go to the Hamburger menu in the search box and tap on my Apps & Games. Please make sure that the update for the Google app is waiting for you. Then click on the "Update" button. Once the latest version is installed, look at the available Google widgets for your phone. You should see the "At a Glance" widget, which allows you to switch to the screen of your phone.
The Pixel at a Glance widget is now available for non-pixel smartphones with the Google App Beta for Android