Google Pixels At a Glance prepares ridesharing status, more

As of today, At a Glance on Pixel has 14 different features and Google is preparing three more, with ridesharing status being the most notable.

About APK Insight: In this APK Insight post, we have decompiled the latest version of an application that Google has uploaded to the Play Store. If we decompile these files (called APKs in the case of Android apps), we can see different lines of code within this hint to possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features and our interpretation of what they are may not be perfect. However, we will try to enable those that are nearing completion to show you what they will look like should they ship. With that in mind, read on.

Earlier this week, we introduced a Cross-Device Timer feature for At a Glance, showing what’s set on your smart displays and Assistant speakers. Google has also been working since April to show “meal delivery” information on your lock and home screen.

Version S.21 of Android System Intelligence (ASI), which supports At a Glance and other intelligent features such as Now Playing and Live Captions, is now being rolled out. This ASI update introduces strings about the two skills we’ve been tracking, plus a third:

  • Cross-device timer
    • Timer info from your home devices
  • Grocery Delivery Service
    • Meal delivery arrival status
  • ride-sharing service
    • View the status of your ride

The ridesharing services in question appear to be Lyft and Uber to show how far away a vehicle is at a glance, which is handy when your Pixel is locked. This is similar to what iOS 16 does later this year with live notifications on the lock screen, which Uber also used as an example on stage.

DoorDash will work with At a Glance’s food delivery integration and could apply to restaurants as well as groceries. Hopefully Google will expand the list of third-party services in the future.

In terms of launch, Google has so far linked the At a Glance extension to Pixel Feature Drops. If past years are any indication, next should coincide with the release of Android 13.

Thanks to JEB Decompiler, which benefits some teardowns from APK Insight.

Kyle Bradshaw contributed to this article.

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