This happened after the Android 12 update and I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. This is how it used to look on Android 11 (the widget is partially hidden by an open folder, I unfortunately don’t have a better screenshot):
Now it more or less randomly oscilates between the At a Glance widget which shows only date (weather info, event reminders, etc. are missing) and the Google search bar. After reboot it usually shows the Google search bar but the moment you somehow mess up with the UI, it changes to the At a Glance widget.
When you long-press on it, it shows the At a Glance preferences, but no matter what you choose there, it still only shows current date. If you manually add the At a Glance widget on a different screen (or on a different spot on the main screen), it works absolutely fine and shows all information. So it’s not a problem with the widget itself.
If they removed both of those widgets altogether, I wouldn’t mind at all. Especially when you can add them as regular widgets and they actually work. But this situation is actually pretty funny. Fairphone claims that they cannot remove the Google search bar from the default launcher (Quickstep) because it’s part of the Google certification process. Then how the heck did this pass through all of those tests?
Tests? They do tests? Thanks for creating this topic. I will get back in the game once the stuff I’ve reported the past year gets attention. Otherwise it’s just a waste of time. Support just consolidates all the reports and then closes them without feedback. At least, that’s my experience. Even the minor stuff, such as typos in settings don’t get fixed. That’s just changing a string…
Just to clarify, this was the part I wrote as a joke. Discussing if it’s funny, sarcastic or whatever seems pointless to me. It’s a joke. Laugh, don’t laugh. I hope it’s clear now. Sure, the quality of the updates are valid discussions, which includes working widgets. I hope that settles it…
A healthy community that interacts in a productive and friendly way is important. But if someone doesn’t find a joke funny then that’s just an acceptable risk. If you want to continue this discussion, them please DM me. Then we can keep this thread on topic.
Same issue. For me the search bar (ecosia, ecofriendly alternative to google) was below the quick access symbols. Really nice, because it is essentially also a quick access.
Since Androdi 12 same issue: After reboot it appears on top and after a while gets replaced back by the at a glance (which seems to be worse than with Android 11).
Is this yet an acknowledged issue?
I’m seeing the same issue. Before the upgrade to Android 12, the search bar was located at the bottom, after the upgrade, usually the search bar is located at the top, except when it randomly vanishes, and only reappears upon reboot. It’s quite annoying…