Google launched thier new widget for managing Buzz from the home screen itself, The new Google Buzz widget can be downloaded directly from the Android Market. There are other widgets in there for Buzz, make sure you pick the one published by Google.
Once installed, the Buzz widget looks similar to a Facebook or Twitter widget in that it has a text bar for users to begin writing posts. Users can also use the widget to open the camera or photo gallery to post pictures. Location is automatically included in each post, but users can choose to delete the location information if they so wish. It’s a much faster way to access Buzz and post to it when compared to opening the browser version.
What the widget doesn’t appear to offer, at least in my time playing with it, is a way to read through your Buzz content. The widget can only be used to post content. That’s a disappointing limitation. The browser version of Buzz is still far richer than this new widget, but browser-based apps are only so good. I find the way Google has organized Buzz in the web app to be a bit confusing and not intuitive.
The widget is only available in English right now, and it requires at least Android 1.6. Search “Google Buzz” in the Android Market to download the app. Once it’s downloaded, it can be added to your home screen the same way you add any other widget — click on your home screen menu, click on “add” select “widgets” and then select the option for Google Buzz.