I think AppWidgets will not get updated more often than once every 30 minutes. If you need more frequent updates you need to set up a repeating alarm using the AlarmManager, and then handle the alarm intent in your widget's onReceive method.
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Thanks for the reply Mr Dittmer, that wasn't what i meant to ask though, am aware about the AlarmManager class.