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  1. StratosWRC

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    I have found 'Traffic' 'Android' with no icon, listed in widgets. I am not sure if this is left over from uninstalled app? If I add the widget a black screen appears with three white boxes;

    Widget name

    Destination

    Save

    If I fill in the boxes it places a sync icon on the homescreen which doesn't appear to do anything.
    Any idea what this is, anyone?
     

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    This appears to be google maps traffic app. But I am not sure what it does.
     
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    Strange, what phone do you have?
     
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    I've had the same widget appear lately. I use a Nexus One, stock 2.3.4 unrooted. The widget is a simple traffic light icon. It asks only for a name (label) and place (needs to be a complete address in order to work). When created, the widget displays current traffic conditions to the destination you specified, based on your current location. The light is red, yellow or green. It is constantly updated. Additionally, it displays the travel time in minutes. I gave it a try, and I must say it's quite useful. You can be out and about somewhere, and always know roughly how long it takes to go home, for instance.
     
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    I found this same widget on my inspire after the latest google maps update. Haven't used it yet but maybe one day...
     
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    HTC Wildfire.
    As others have said it appeared after maps update, but has no help or options, seems quite poorly designed. No traffic light icon on Wildfire and homescreen icon has the label chopped off. However it does appear to display traffic info once 3g\wifi is on and store offline maps too.
     

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