My wife and I got ourselves a couple of Pixel XL phones last week. I noticed an icon on her phone that wasn't in mine named 'Driving' and it looks like this. Opening the app takes me straight to Google Navigation - screenshot here.

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So what app is this? It looks to be a legit Google app but poking around in the Play Store didn't help much.

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Its a quick access widget, these were implemented in android 7.1 and a lot of google apps have them. just long press a google app in the Pixel Launcher or Google Now Launcher.


It's a Google Maps widget to go straight into the driving activity. You can see it when adding widgets to the home screen.

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