Google News & Weather receives update so that it can send out breaking news notifications

Google News & Weather receives update so that it can send out breaking news notifications
Google News & Weather is an app designed to keep you up to date with the latest news stories from various news organizations, newspapers and other news sources. Originally a widget found on Nexus devices, the app has been available from the Google Play Store since last August. On Wednesday, Google News & Weather was updated to version 2.3 on the Google Play Store.

The update gives you the option of receiving notifications for breaking news stories. When you first view the app after the update, you will be asked whether you want to receive these notifications. It is unclear what kind of breaking news warrants a notification, but if you are a news junkie, you should get hardcore information before others do.

A new category called "Suggested For You" recommends certain stories based on your historic search requests. It might also look at your Google Now card settings and you can also make adjustments if certain topics that keep appearing are not of interest to you. Finally, a settings menu has been added so that users can make some changes to the app.

If you like to start each day with a run down of overnight events and a forecast that tells you how to dress for the day ahead, Google News & Weather is for you. If you have an iOS device, there is a version of the app for you as well. It won't cost you anything to install on either platform. Not only is it cheaper than a newspaper, it's more up-to-date, too.


source: GoogleNewsandWeather (Android|iOS)

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1. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

April Fool's joke? Version 2.2 is the Play store version.

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