I've been a big fan of Battery Widget Reborn since we first covered it back in July of 2012. In fact, it's been installed on every device I've owned (or tested) since then. Why? Because it looks good, brings a lot of info to the table, and is constantly updated with new features.

One of my other favorite widgets is the more-recently announced DashClock Widget. There's a lot to love about it, too – like the fact that it supports extensions, making it infinitely customizable. Developers can easily add DashClock support into their app thanks to its handy API. A recent update to the beta build of Battery Widget Reborn made good use of that API, so now I can marry my two favorite widgets into one. That's awesome.

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Aside from that, the latest beta version of BWR adds torch functionality to turn your camera's flash into a flashlight, better switches, and several bug fixes. The expiration period has also been extended by another month, so you can continue using the beta build for just a bit longer.

Speaking of, if you'd like to give it a shot – hit the widget below. Alternatively, you can also buy the pro version of the app, though it doesn't yet offer the features highlighted in this post. But it will.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • HebeGuess

    Urghhhhh.... Sense 5 wallpaper spotted.
    Btw I have been using it since the beta release too.
    Thanks to AP for introducing it to me.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yeah, yeah. There were two good walls from the One, so I scooped them up. Couldn't help it.

  • http://twitter.com/wstrmn Marc

    BTW is there a Dashclock extention or a regular app that enables torch on lockscreen? Loved the feature at MIUI Rom...

    • Han

      You can just add any regular flash light widget to the lock screen. Alternatively on cyanogenmod, holding the home button on lockscreen turns on the flashlight

    • firethorn

      In fact, in the setting for the Battery Widget Reborn DashClock extension (that was a mouthful...) you can choose "start torch" as on-clickaction for the BWR icon.

      • http://twitter.com/wstrmn Marc

        okay! thanks but it sn't working for me :(

  • Jaxx89

    Hmmm...Which is the launcher and toggle widget in the first screenshot????

    • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

      That is the stock Nexus 7 launcher.
      And as for the toggle, it can be any customizable widget app.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      The Launcher is Nova Prime, and the widget is SwitchPro. Another one of my favs. :)

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  • Sootie

    I uninstalled battery widget as soon as CM put it up there the inbuilt CM one just seems way more functional and less buggy plus its on the right (as in correct and I suppose right as well) side of the screen

  • john

    How do you merge the two? Is it through settings in Dash Clock or Battery Widget Reborn?

    • firethorn

      Every app or extension that is compatible with DashClock will show up when you hit "Add Another Extension" in the DashClock settings.