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Last Updated: March 26th, 2013

When Roman Nurik's DashClock Widget hit the scene right at six-weeks ago, it became a favorite widget for anyone on Android 4.2+ almost instantly. For good reason – it's one of the most powerful, customizable, and best-looking widgets we've seen in quite a long while. Adding to its already-impressive functionality, there have also been a slew of extensions show up, making it even more powerful.

If you've been curious what's in store for DashClock on an official level, though, Nurik recently took to Google+ to talk about fixes and new features, as well as show off Daydream support for an upcoming build.

Update: Version 1.5 of the beta build with Daydream support is live.

While that particular feature likely won't be implemented until v1.5, Nurik is also working towards a small update to v1.4.3, which should include more translations and a few bug fixes. Here's a shortlist of features that should make their way into upcoming builds, though it's been noted we may not see all of them until after Google I/O 2013:

• Add more translations (there's quite a backlog, thanks to all translation volunteers!)
• Fix bugs related to all-day events
• Fix date localization issues
• API improvements (v2)
• Improved weather using the Wunderground API (although I'm not at all sure how quota's going to work)
• A Daydream

But there's more good news: if you want to check out any of the new features before they show up in the stable build, Nurik has released a beta version of the app, which can be found here. Otherwise, if you haven't yet tried DashClock, hit the widget below.

Roman Nurik G+ 1, 2

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.

  • http://www.radioshak.co.uk Shakil Shaikh

    I love this app, yet find it sad that we needed a new third party widget framework in an existing lock screen widget in the first place :(

    • RitishOemraw

      The 1 widget per screen limitation is stupid too.
      Wish it was like normal homescreens and just as customizable...should have been that way from the start

      • Tyler

        I agree, if they had it where if you were to hover a lockscreen widget page over another they should combine. Then to uncombine you drag the one half away. Would be simple yet intuitive.

  • Sam

    Never heard of it. Just downloaded it. Don't know how I could live without it... Thanks AP.

    • tlogank

      Shocked you visit AP and you've never heard of it....I feel like there is at least 1 article a week relating to DashClock since it came out.

  • Thomas Hoffmann

    and if you want a similiar daydream on Android 4.0/4.1 --> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.j4velin.ultimateDayDream

  • pp

    I have an app that uses dashclock but is still in its alpha version. I need beta tester and feedbacks as it works only in the US but i'm not in the US. For those who are interested : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.polm.simple.dark.sky.client.alpha

  • Sqube

    DashClock is everything lock screen widgets should have been from the beginning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jelqzko Jelqzko Atanasov

    If you guys don't know, Roman works @ Google =) He really helps a lot to the Android development and design communities and is a host of a web show for Android design.

  • Kaero

    I was just thinking the other day how great it would be if DashClock has a Daydream.

  • TextClock Mister

    How about backporting TextClock system component to android 4.0/4.1 so more people could enjoy this awesome widget?

  • Gabor Csekey

    my problem with Dashclock is that it seems to be a bit of a batteryhog on my Galaxy Nexus.

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