I tried the Android N beta some time ago (I can't remember if the widgets updated then though). But I'm guessing the Android N beta has nothing to do with my problem? Are there some settings that I could have executed that froze my widgets?But because there were some problems with applications I use daily, I reverted back to my old Android 6.0.1 build. Maybe something with battery optimizations or something?The following sections describe how to set up each of these components.First, declare the defines the essential qualities of an App Widget, such as its minimum layout dimensions, its initial layout resource, how often to update the App Widget, and (optionally) a configuration Activity to launch at create-time.It's not related to a single widget, it's all of them.I haven't found a single one that updates at the moment.I have several widgets that should update regularly: chats, weather, Google Fit, call logs etc; and none of them is updating.
I had tried several different ones and after a period of time, the widget would stop updating or responding to the manual update input from touching the widget.
IMHO, this should be addressed by Samsung and carriers ASAP.
Integrated Gmail email client is a great built-in application for email lovers on Android OS.
App Widgets are miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the Home screen) and receive periodic updates.
These views are referred to as Widgets in the user interface, and you can publish one with an App Widget provider.