Google today has updated it Clock app for Android with an array of new features. The update should be hitting your Android device soon, if it hasn’t already.
The stock clock app is available for all to download in the Google Play Store and brings with it Google’s new Material Design language. Most people see the clock as the first thing they look at once they unlock their device. Google knows this and always keeps the clock app up to date with the latest in design. You get all the Material Design touches like bold colors, nice animations, and floating buttons.
If you’ve got a semi-new HTC phone, you might have noticed that HTC has started adding key Sense 6 apps to the Play Store so that it can roll out updates to users much easier than the usual OTA update process.
Today, HTC’s clock app for Sense 6 has appeared in the Play Store. This means that in the future, any software improvements to the clock app will be handled through the Play Store.
Google Now was previously able to handle time queries, but all timers were run through the Google Now application, and not through your phone’s native timer application — until now.
With Google Now’s latest update, users can say “set a timer for [time]” and a card will appear letting users know that the timer is about to begin, and you will then be directed to your native timer app.
According to various users, this is currently working for a number of phones not running stock Android, including the HTC One M7 and M8, the Moto X and Moto G, the LG G2, and most Galaxy devices.
If you’re a CyanogenMod user, you’re probably familiar with their cLock widget. The widget that allows you to display the time, basic weather information, and upcoming calendar appointments on your lock screen has made its way to the Play Store under the name “Chronus.” It’s a pretty sleekly designed widget that is a free download.
You can download the widget through the link after the break.
Do you fancy the new minimalistic look of Android’s Jelly Bean clock app, but are afraid to root and hack your device just to get it? Well, good news for you: a developer in the Play Store has just released Android’s shiny new clock app for all devices running Android 2.2 and up. It’s called Clock JB+ and costs $0.99 which gets you all the features of Google’s new alarm layout, timer, stopwatch, world clock, plus some new customization options. Jump past the break to see screen shots and a QR code or download link. Read more
Earlier this week, after Google announced Android 4.2, an update to Jelly Bean, some sources managed to obtain standalone apk files for the 4.2 keyboard. The keyboard from 4.2 is sought after due to the inclusion of “Gesture Typing,” which allows users to glide their finger over the keyboard in a Swype-like fashion. Google asked sources to take down links to the apk files as the software was not yet ready for versions other than 4.2. Read more
If you’ve been looking to update the clock widget on your home screen may we suggest doing so with a Live Wallpaper instead? If you’re game, you might want to check out the aesthetically pleasing Neon Clock Live Wallpaper for Android. The futuristic looking Live Wallpaper offers a variety of different colors to choose from while also allowing for a multitude of different customization options. Check out the screen shots which reveal the majority of features available on the app.
Compass (can be removed from settings)
Number/color of trails can be changed
Multiple color themes included
Customizable background image.
Seen enough? Ready to download? You can head on over to our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR code available or you can snatch it up on the Android Market. Either way, feel free to leave a comment or two below on what you think.
With the endless amount of clock widgets available for free on the Android Market today, the most difficult and daunting task is actually choosing one. But you can’t just pick any one. You need one that will appropriately compliment your home screen, right? That’s what we’re here for. Allow us to point you towards Smoked Glass Clock Widget by developer Factory Widgets. The sleek and contemporary design of this widget is sure to compliment your device’s background regardless of how busy it might be. The widget offers an array of features at a glance like calendar events, time, system information and weather forecasts.
The application comes with around 140 different skins to match up with your device’s current theme. The widget can be placed in multiple positions on the home screen and will even support your Honeycomb device. If you’ve been looking for a “polished” widget packed with as much information as you can possibly find, Smoked Glass Clock Widget should suffice. If you’re ready to give it a go, hit up our popular apps database for the download where you’ll also find a QR code available. If that’s not your forte, then you can grab the app over at the Android Market. Hit the break for some more screen shots of the application, and as always, feel free to leave a comment or two below. Read more
For those of you coveting that ever omnipresent HTC Sense UI Flip clock, we’ve got good news for you. XDA member brainDead has provided a way for all non Sense devices to enjoy the smooth animation of the clock widget too. The widget is smooth and sleek and will compliment any home screen on any device. You can check out the full application thread and let us know what you think of it in the comments below. Hit the break for some words from the developer himself. Read more