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Move over Android, Windows 8 now has widgets, sort of, thanks to the HD Widgets app. This app has a full screen with a selectable wallpaper and an assortment of common widgets to put on it.
The widgets include a clock app that looks a lot like that on Android widgets, a weather app, news reader, and a calculator, among others.
The developer has committed to keep adding more widgets and wallpaper for those who purchase the Pro edition.
Note that this app doesn't handle screen rotation well. It works better to set it up in the orientation you use mose frequently and not use it in the others.
Free ($2.49 to go Pro) in the Microsoft Store