Google News & Weather gets a new look and new features after update

Google News & Weather gets a new look and new features after update
Google News & Weather received an update on Wednesday. Not only does it bring a new dark theme for the app, it also adds new graphics for the weather, curated news stories, and searchable news. The update should be rolling out to the Google Play Store, and if you head over to My apps, you should find the update awaiting your approval.

The official Android Google+ page is where the news was leaked from, and the site includes a picture of the updated app running on a Nexus 5. From the photo, you can see the new weather graph that allows you to track certain metrics like temperature, wind, rain and humidity on an hour-by-hour basis.

As Google says on the Android Google+ page, "News junkies, rejoice!" So far, there is praise for the new dark theme, and for the new weather graphs. After you install the updated app on your Android device, let us know what you think of the changes by dropping your comments in the box below.


source: GoogleNews&Weather (Android), +Android via AndroidCentral

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5 Comments

1. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Lol I knew dark theme was the next besides Tiles homescreen is the feature Google would lift from WP, dark theme white text is trademark WP, called it. http://www.lovettsoftware.com/TimesTables/Screenshots/image003.jpg

2. peace247 unregistered

Are u from other planet.... troll.....

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

There's a difference between dark theme and black & White theme. This argument is as stupid as when iPhone 5C was released in multiple colours all the Lumia boys started screeching that Apple copied Lumia and only Microsoft Mobile owns right to release phone in multiple colours.

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Aaaarghh that UI looks butt ugly!

4. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The guy above do come off a little trollish, but he not completely wrong, it do look like they borrow a few ideas from Windows, its not bad

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