When we Androidians think about widgets, we tend to think about our humble home screens.
Makes sense, right? That’s where widgets have traditionally existed here in the land o’ Android (with one short-lived exception, anyway, but Google’s convinced we’ve forgotten about that).
Hold the phone, though — ’cause it turns out there’s a whole other way to interact with widgets on your favorite Googley gadget. Few mere mortals are aware, but at some point, Google quietly started offering the ability to call up Android widgets on demand, as you need ’em, via a simple spoken command.