Aug 26 AT 12:37 PM Alex Wagner 5 Comments

Google News & Weather version 2.0 update brings Material Design makeover

googlenewsweatheraam

Remember the Google News & Weather app? It’s one that I’m sure many of us have used at one time or another, but the app has been a bit neglected in recent years. That’s changing today, as the app has gotten a major update and a fresh, Material Design-ified coat of paint.

Version 2.0 of the Google News & Weather app is now rolling out with a new Material Design interface and refreshed widgets. The app includes categories like Top Stories, Technology and Sports, and you can also choose from 60-country specific editions and special news sections like “Hollywood” and “Fashion.”

googlenewsweathertablet

Today’s update also brings with it some refreshed widgets. Those include a 4×1 widget with both news and weather as well as a large news feed with a weather forecast up top.

It’s awesome to see Google continue to spread its hot new Material Design UI to its apps, and it’s also nice to see Google News & Weather get a big update after many thought that it had been forgotten.

You can snag Google News & Weather using the Play Store widget below. It’s still showing up as incompatible for some devices, so if you’re unable to install it, check back after a bit.

 

Via: Android Central

Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. Fluent in whisk(e)y, video games and phones. Can be followed on Twitter at @alw.

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • Robairto

    the Play Store on my Verizon Galaxy Note 3 says this application is not available in my country.

  • Michael

    Says both my Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus are incompatible… wtf.jpg

  • Andre R. Meaux

    Umm…it’s not available in the US??

  • charlie88

    Well, everything is white and they’re using cards and more whitespace everywhere. That’s hardly Material Design.

  • Uncle Rico

    hmmm… not seeing this even available in the Play Store…?! Nexus 5/72K13

  1. RobairtoGuest 8 months ago

    the Play Store on my Verizon Galaxy Note 3 says this application is not available in my country.

  2. MichaelGuest 8 months ago

    Says both my Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus are incompatible… wtf.jpg

  3. Andre R. MeauxGuest 8 months ago

    Umm…it’s not available in the US??

  4. Well, everything is white and they’re using cards and more whitespace everywhere. That’s hardly Material Design.

  5. hmmm… not seeing this even available in the Play Store…?! Nexus 5/72K13