At this point, Google’s biggest Android apps have been updated with Material You. Redesigns are widely rolled out, but widget availability varies depending on whether you have a Pixel or Samsung device running Android 12. The following is our running tally of which Google app Material You widgets are available where.
Widgets available on all Android 12 devices
The vast majority of Google’s new Material You widgets are available for all new Android devices. We specifically checked on Samsung’s One UI 4.1 (Android 12):
3/15: The “Quickly find places nearby” widget with a search field that immediately opens Google Maps and your keyboard is now available on non-Pixel devices. There’s also a row of shortcuts to quickly start a nearby search.
3/9: This Material You redesign replaces the original Honeycomb UI.
All five Material You Clock widgets — including face customizations (Scallop, Numeral, Day, Clover) — are offered.
Drive quick actions and suggested files are also available on devices older than Android 12.
This widget looks to be limited to a size variant — at least on tablets — where the Chat, Spaces, and Meet shortcuts can only be placed on the bottom edge instead of the right.
While visually similar to Gmail, Keep’s shortcuts appear on the right edge.
Both the People & Pets and Your memories widgets are available.
Widgets exclusive to Google Pixel
In the long run, there’s no reason for any of the following widgets to be Pixel exclusive. A wider rollout is probably in the works.
The two Weather widgets are only found on Pixel and do not appear under the Google app anywhere else.
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