Google’s At a Look widget for Pixel telephones delivers loads of data succinctly on the lock display and launcher, chipping in to make the telephones a number of the finest Android gadgets out there as we speak. The widget additionally receives frequent updates, including helpful capabilities like air high quality alerts, climate notices, and cross-device timers. It is solely poised to get higher, as Google is engaged on two neat location proximity options to help common commuters and frequent flyers.
At a Look at present exhibits journey data like flight numbers scraped from Gmail, however an APK teardown by 9to5Google signifies that the most recent beta model of the Google app (v14.11) is getting ready so as to add extra performance. For example, there is a new “Close to Airport” string that allows you to “See Arrivals Schedule,” probably offering this data whenever you’re approaching the airport.
The Close to Airport function might assist make the drive-through-or-parking resolution simpler if you recognize when the flight is arriving. Nonetheless, at current, it is not clear the place the info will come from —At a Look might redirect you to the airport arrivals webpage or pull from a third-party service to populate the data straight into the widget.
Equally, a “Close to Transit Station” string revealed within the APK teardown might level to a function that allows you to “See Arrival and Departure Occasions” within the widget on the house display and lock display. This might use your location data to find out in case you’re close to a bus station or prepare station, and 9to5Google believes tapping the widget might open up the Transit tab in your location in Google Maps.
Since there are often a number of buses and trains serving the identical route, we nonetheless aren’t positive how the tiny area within the widget will convey all of the related data. However that is very early within the improvement course of, so there’s loads of time for the function to evolve and all of the kinks to be labored out. In the meantime, Google is pulling the plug on journey summaries in Google Journey, so it is out with the previous and in with the brand new, apparently.