If you remember, we mentioned HD Widgets back in August. At the time, it was built for Honeycomb tablets (more specifically, 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablets), and didn’t have a lot of devices to run with. Well, the HD Widgets team has updated the app to V2.0, and it’s optimized to function with more screen sizes, so now Android phones can get in on the fun as well. The update is packing some snazzy new widgets as well. The full press release can be found below.
HD Widgets 2.0 is a universal app for tablets and phones and is the first to offer 7″ tablet size widgets (6×2, 6×1, 3×5).
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The app’s UI provides an early taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, particularly in the tab & page navigation. In fact, swipe is fundamental to the core experience: almost all navigation and customization is done via left/right swipe gestures.
As a widget app, HD Widgets 2.0 was made to be as lightweight and flexible as possible. The app uses 4 unique apks based on screen size & resolution. Each version supplies only the images necessary for that particular device, thus reducing storage space while providing pixel-perfect resolution.
This latest release is totally reorganized and built for future expansion. The old Preview activity has been replace with two new activities: Active Widgets for finding and customizing existing widgets and Themes to preview each theme’s collection. Quick Tips have been replaced with a User Guide to help new Android users who are unfamiliar with widgets. Finally, all HD Widgets are now organized by size groups (1×1, 2×1, etc) making it easy to locate them at the start of your widget menu.
HD Widgets 2.0 is available as a special launch promo for only 1.99 (33% off).
Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=cloudtv.hdwidgets