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11 of the best and most useful Android widgets you can get

11 of the best and most useful Android widgets you can get

Not too long ago, Apple introduced homescreen widgets on iOS. Naturally, this leads to a renewed interest in the form factor across all platforms, including Android. And since Android app developers have had a lot more time to perfect their homescreen widgets, it's no wonder that there are many polished homescreen decorations out there. Here are a few of our favorite ones.

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Battery Widget Reborn Beta Adds Support For DashClock Widget, Torch Functionality, Bug Fixes

Battery Widget Reborn Beta Adds Support For DashClock Widget, Torch Functionality, Bug Fixes

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.

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[Hands On] 'Battery Widget? Reborn!' Is An Elegant, Holo-Themed Battery Widget That Packs A Ton Of Info

[Hands On] 'Battery Widget? Reborn!' Is An Elegant, Holo-Themed Battery Widget That Packs A Ton Of Info

I've seen hundreds of battery widgets. Maybe more. Still, I've been using Circle Battery Widget for what seems like eons. It's installed on every device I own/have owned, and it ends up on every device that I test, too. Why? Because it's simple, customizable, and tells me what I want to know at a glance. Not only that, but I think the circular graph is an excellent way to output the remaining battery percent.

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Then, thanks to a tip from the developer of the app, Battery Widget? Reborn! (no, I'm not a big fan of the punctuation in the name of the app, but that's a moot point) fell into my lap and a new love was born.

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