Samsung Galaxy users just got a cool free money saving upgrade

It comes as part of a host of new widgets on the Android phone

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus review
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When it comes to the best Android phones, one name is always near the top of the pile. The best Samsung phones – like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – are some of the top picks on the market.

Now, users of Samsung Galaxy phones are getting a cool upgrade courtesy of Android and the Google app. The update brings a whole host of new widgets to the phones, for added personalisation.

Chief among them is a finance widget, which will allow users to track the performance of stocks, shares, cryptocurrencies and indexes from their home screen. The data is pulled from Google Finance, via the Google Search function.

That's a really useful widget to have. Obviously, if you're invested in that sort of thing, you'll be interested anyway, but it's useful information to have regardless.

It's not the only new widget either. Users will be able to use the At a Glance widget that was popularised on phones like the Google Pixel 7. There's also widgets for Search Bar, Sound Search and Weather joining the fray.

It's a great upgrade. All of the new widgets are useful, and should make it easier than ever to set up your handset exactly the way you want. 

I'm particularly fond of the Finance Watchlist widget. It's incredibly handy information to have access to at a glance, and should be useful to a wide array of users. It's also something that I can't believe wasn't already available on these phones, as most others I've used have had something similar.

Users can get access right now. To do so, simply update the Google Search app to the latest version.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.