As of today, At a Glance on Pixel has 14 distinct features and Google is planning three more, with the carpool status being the most notable.
About APK Insight: In this “APK Insight” article, we have decompiled the latest version of an app that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we are able to see different lines of code in that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not provide these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be flawed. We’ll try to activate the ones that are about to be completed, though, to show you what they’ll look like in case they ship. With that in mind, read on.
Earlier this week, we revealed a “Multi-Device Timer” feature for At a Glance that would show what’s been set on your smart displays and assistant speakers. Google has also been working to surface “food delivery” information on your lock and home screen since April.
The S.21 version of Android System Intelligence (ASI), which helps power At a Glance and other smart features like Now Playing and Live Captions, is being rolled out. This ASI update introduces strings on the two features we’ve been tracking, as well as a third:
- Timer information for your home appliances
- Arrival status for food delivery
- View your trip status
The ride-sharing services in question appear to be Lyft and Uber for showing how far a vehicle is at a glance, which will come in handy when your Pixel is locked. This is similar to what iOS 16 does with live notifications on the lock screen later this year, which also used Uber as an on-stage example.
DoorDash will work with At a Glance’s food delivery integration and could apply to restaurants and grocery stores. We hope that Google will expand the list of third-party services in the future.
In terms of launch, Google has so far tied the At a Glance extension with Pixel Feature Drops. If past years are any indication, the next should coincide with the release of Android 13.
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Kyle Bradshaw contributed to this article.
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