The Demise of the Android Widget

Image of a Google Pixel 2 smartphone
Image of a Google Pixel 2 smartphone
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Example of widgets on an Android home screen
Example of widgets on an Android home screen

First of all, what is a widget?

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The Design Paradigm Shift

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A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store