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Update: An update to the News & Weather app posted yesterday, September 8th, seems to have fixed some of the compatibility errors people have been seeing. At least here in the United States, the app is compatible with every Android 4.0+ device for all of our writers. There doesn't appear to be any other significant update just yet.

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Google's News & Weather app, AKA the "Genie" widget (after the APK name), has been more or less unchanged for years. The app comes with Nexus devices and some other relatively stock Android hardware, but aside from a few visual touches, the feed-based news and weather widget has been basically unchanged. Google has finally broken the app onto the Play Store for independent updates. The 2.0 release, years in the making, is now available for most 4.0+ devices. We've uploaded the APK as usual, since some users are getting location-based blocks.

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The overall app has been given a visual makeover, including a white Google Now-style theme, a sidebar menu, and more options for nested stories. The widget itself has been updated as well: stories in the 4x1 widget can now be manually scrolled, and the weather-only widget now has a 5-day forecast. There's also a 2x3 widget that can be expanded to fill an entire page, showing content in a scrolling, feed-style list. We'll have more in-depth analysis on the improved News & Weather app and widgets soon.

Update: We wanted to get the downloads out to you as soon as possible, but after using the app for a while, I have to say that Google has improved it in just about every possible way. As a daily user of the "Genie" widget for more than four years, I've come to love its simplicity and flexibility. The same basic layout is included, but the app visuals and design have been brought forward into the KitKat (and in some places, Android L) era.

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In case it isn't obvious, the darker screenshots are from the old version, pre-installed on the Nexus 5. The lighter ones are for 2.0.

Widgets

The standard 4x1 widget that's been there forever remains structurally the same, but there are some big changes. When viewing news headlines, you can now tap the down arrow on the right side to manually scroll to the next story. There's no way to see which sub-section of your news you're currently viewing.

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The 4x1 widget with both news and weather has the same simple layout, plus the aforementioned manual advance, but now the 4x1 weather-only widget includes a five-day forecast in addition to the current status and temperature. It's a much more effective use of the space.

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The biggest change on the widget front is the new 2x3 option. Well, technically it's 2x3, but it's flexible enough to work at almost any size, up to and including an entire launcher page. This widget includes the five-day forecast on top and a scrolling list of news stories below, presented in the style of an RSS feed . The stories aren't infinite, and after a few you're given a link to the main app.

Though you're dependent on the filters in the Google News web service for the stories themselves, the widget is a fantastic way to get some topical news. It works well in both its compact and expanded forms.

The App

The app that opens with the widget has been redesigned from the ground up. The main page is "Headlines," which shows you your location-based weather in the main "card." The card expands to show the temperature and precipitation throughout the day, much like the old full-screen weather page.

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Scroll down the Headlines page and you'll see condensed subsections for all the areas of news you've selected. The defaults to enable or disable are the same as they ever were (National, World, Sports, Business, Tech, et cetera), but there's a new Spotlight section as well. This mirrors the editor-selected Spotlight section on the Google News website. You also get a location-dependent section for local stories. Each sub-section of Headlines contains three stories and a link to the larger topic.

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In the news sections themselves the format shifts. A tap on the headline will take you out to your browser app as usual, but expanding the story will give you the first couple of sentences, plus related news stories from a variety of sources, not unlike searching for something topical in a general Google query. You can expand any of the stories on the page, and tap the arrow button to open the share dialog.

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Swiping left or right moves you between topics as you would expect. Tap the hamburger button or slide in from the left side and you'll see an easy list of all your topics, plus the help menu. You can add topics manually from the slide-out menu, from the "+" button at the top of the app, or by tapping "manage sections" from the drop-down menu. There is no conventional Settings menu, but all the options are available from just about anywhere in the app.

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Other options include country-specific settings and, very cool, a Daydream for news stories. Thanks to commenter Joe for spotting it.

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All in all, it's a great update to an app that a lot of people (including yours truly) have come to use daily. If I could add one thing it would be a dark theme, just because I've gotten so used to the dark news after relying on the old Genie widget for so long. A lot of people had assumed that Google had basically abandoned this little part of Android, and I'm thrilled to see that they were wrong.

Download

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name: com.google.android.apps.genie.geniewidget-2.0 (1378742).apk (Android 4.0+)

MD5: e7c7db8024cb41bc9b408949bc885616

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Thanks, Frederico Silva and everyone who sent this in!

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Kcls

    Finally! This app has pretty much looked the same since Gingerbread, it seriously needed an update!

    • hp420

      Longer, my friend...much longer.

    • Simon Belmont

      They did give it a slight HOLO look later on. But, yeah, it's remained pretty much static for years.

      This is a nice improvements. I just wish they'd let me have a dark theme.

  • Blendi Krasniqi

    #PraiseDuarte

    • sadsad

      Too bad only for the small widget.. Disable Weather in app and try the large widget... TERRIBLE!

      • afsafsaf

        See Picture

        • bprichard

          Bwahaha, didn't see that coming. Better keep that weather.

    • Bob’s Bilderbergers

      Any way to open the feed by touching the widget? It's just sending me straight to the article instead of opening the app like it used to.

      • bk8

        Tap on the weather icon?

  • Nick

    Whaaaaaaaaa...?! I thought they would just kill this app.. Maybe I'll try it out.

  • Shining Wing

    Don't forget about the L-style new dialog boxes! http://i.imgur.com/PPqOPq9.jpg

  • itai_marom

    its not on the play store?

  • http://usamaisawake.wordpress.com usamaisawake

    I loved this app back in the Nexus One days. So glad it for some love. Thanks AP for the apk.

  • Jamal

    Why doesn't google make its fun apps available for south Asia (I don't know about rest of Asia) :( same goes for Google Keyboard. Although I'm super grateful to android Police for providing apk, its heartbreaking that Google doesn't even let us download a huge majority of its apps.

  • http://www.about.me/kendallseabury Kendall Seabury

    "Not available for any of your devices."

    The hell?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Still propagating.

      • Rodrigo Chiong

        Location-based locks, probably because of the news source selection...

  • Ethan G

    So I don't know if this is something anyone else has noticed, but I was able to update it by going through Google Play on the web and clicking install even though it said I already had it installed. I've been able to do that with a few other apps when they receive updates but don't show as having updates available on the device. Anyway, just putting that out there.

  • CuriousCursor

    Holy shit! This is a game changer!

  • George Bakos

    I reallly love the 2x3 widget!!!

  • Sam Del Valle

    I'm surprised Google didn't kill it

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      I thought they would have done that or merged it with Newsstand or Google Now.

  • Sruly J

    Loved this on my NS4G. Got it back when I installed CM (and gapps) on current phone, though oddly enough I barely use it.

  • Juan Sebastian Camargo Visbal

    What i don't get is why it still exists.

    • Shane Redman

      I'm just happy to have the weather widget back without having to use the google now widget. I know there are others, but I had always liked the original widget from this app. worked/works for me

  • Aooga

    Update: ..... The same basic layout is included, but the app visuals and design have been"

    Uhh...is something missing here?

    • http://steamcommunity.com/id/metallinatus Metallinatus

      Same layout = it works the same way, has tabs and buttons in the same places as before, etc.
      That's what I understood at least....

      • Aooga

        They fixed it now. It just ended at "been" so I was lost.

  • iamgroot

    fc on n5 with l developer preview even after reinstalling and clearing data : ((

    • Armando Rodriguez

      All good here with L preview

    • itai_marom

      fc on xperia z 4.4.2 rooted stock

      • bk8

        http://goo.gl/t5RZvK may have more info.

        • cellabonez

          thats the entire 2014 xperia line up and z too damn

        • Stacie Chan

          Hi bk8, thanks for sharing that Help Center link, as that has the most accurate updates on the app experience for the xperia devices. I suggest uninstalling the app updates to get the original app back until we sort out this issue with the device provider. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience! -Stacie, the Google News team

  • Chris

    Comment: Nice! I was using Newsstand and News 360, with this I can dump News 360 completely. I've loved this widget/app for years and its fantastic to know they haven't abandoned it. Great update!

  • Johnathan Rodriguez

    END OF AN ERA

  • Jovie Brett Bardoles

    They SHOULD integrate this onto Google Now's part or just kill the app, it just duplicates features which makes the app useless imo.

    • Matthew Skalecki

      Google Now is for giving you information you need or want Now (including some news and weather). News and Weather is for allowing you to browse available stories at your discretion. The usage patterns are complementary and both are useful.

      • Kumnaa

        Weather should have moved into Google Now, new should have moved into Play Newsstand

        • Carlos

          1. Newsstand is not available in every country, like here in Estonia and other Baltic countries, plus Scandinavian countries.
          2. Weather in this app is nice. Is always been here and Google won't delete it. Google now shows weather of the current location, the City where you life or work/other..... In this app you can choose the location manually and change it....

  • PapaWago

    The list of stock apps that haven't made it to the Play Store yet is getting veeery small!

  • joser116

    I wish the news would open inside the app.

    • ggsdgdsg

      or at least they could let us choose to open them in incognito tabs.

      • joser116

        Why would you want that?

        • ggsdgdsg

          I don't want my history flooded. But thats just my personal preferences..
          but this is a nogo (see picture: (Weather disabled in app (cuz i got GNow for this..))!

  • vyktorsouza

    still ugly

    • Bluewall

      Ugh ? Maybe a bit too "neutral" with no real "personality" but ugly ?

      • vyktorsouza

        yeah, that's about right

        • Shining Wing

          Have you even seen what it used to look like? This is like a masterpiece in comparison

          • pfmiller

            I thought it was better before. I hate bright white elements in my interface.

          • Shining Wing

            That doesn't mean it's bad, it just means you personally don't like it (which is still perfectly fine).

  • mauric

    Is it me or do the titles look a little weird?

    • Thomas Wong

      the fonts of the title are too big. the "hamburger" button on landscape tablets are out of place... guess that's because it's just a "first-version" product.

    • mechapathy

      Yes. They're in some strange language.

  • frustrated anon

    I'm reading this in Chrome on desktop but the mobile theme is showing. Even when I click the "OFF" button at the bottom the page refreshes me right back into mobile mode.

    Is anyone else experiencing this?

  • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

    I get an error installing the apk 😢

  • TheSparks

    Owh My God.. THIS IS JUST THE NEWS I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

  • http://www.androidurbano.com Walter Andrade

    I would like to have a dark theme. The white just hurt the eyes in my homescreen.

    • pfmiller

      Yeah, same with the update Play Music widget. The white looks terrible and sticks out like a sore thumb.

      • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

        Everything needs dark or transparent, I don't pick a good wallpaper to hide it behind icons/widgets. Hence abandonment of Google News for glass widgets and calender for Simple Calender

  • Javier Rapoport

    "Widgets
    The standard 4x1 widget that's been there forever remains structurally the same, but there are"

    I guess to finish this sentence, "there are... no editors proof-reading these posts?" :P

  • jhnsmth

    The old version was quite functional however after they updated the mobile news site to new layout I just used that and the news widget from the old version. Liking the update, there obvious improvements going to be made in future updates, love the scrolling 4x1 widget finally, been on my home screen for years as I'm a news junky. Glad to see it thrown on playstore, hopefully next version isn't Aug 2017!

    Seeing this of all things decoupled just gets me more excited about L.

  • The Seventh Son

    Unfortunately, it has the ugliest ultra bright white widget ever.. I rolled back to the previous version for now.

  • Joanne Eckert

    Not compatible with my Nexus 2013.

    • @PigeonFudge

      Same. Kinda weird..

  • http://usamaisawake.wordpress.com usamaisawake

    I'm so glad this app wasn't killed. I stopped using it because it was a little buggy and also did not fit JB and beyond Android. But other weather apps have been too resource heavy and at times overly complicated for my needs. I like having Yahoo Weather so I can see what's going on around the world but for a widget I just need something as simple as this. But the fact that the full app has been fleshed out is just wonderful.

  • meh

    Interesting that they're using a widget style that's very similar to the Google Now one. It's not very Material Design-ish; I was hoping all of Google's new widgets would follow the Google Play Music style.

  • Davi Caseira

    I don't get why keep this when Google newsstand does the same job.

    • brkshr

      I partly agree. I switched to Newsstand when it became available as well. The only thing that Newsstand doesn't do as well (if at all) is local news.

  • Joe

    Even has a daydream option.

  • Simon Belmont

    Wow. Never thought they'd update this after years of looking the same since circa Gingerbread and earlier (though they did HOLO-fy it a little later on).

    I admit that I still use this widget on a daily basis on all of my devices. It's not pretty (especially the weather icons that weren't looking great on high DPI screens), but it got the job done, so I'm very pleased with this update. That said, I'd like to see a dark theme. The white is kinda bright.

  • Scott

    The small widget is very Android Wear.

  • c00ller

    I used this app for weather only, and from that standpoint, it is a bit of a downgrade :c
    I also want to be able to disable the news feeds entirely so I can focus on weather, like the old app

  • Simon Belmont

    Hmm. Interesting.

    Does it still have the slider page for the weather that lets you see the temperature, weather type, humidity, etc, at any given time throughout the day? I loved that feature.

  • Björn Lundén

    Anyone else notice that it doesn't align properly with the Google Now widget as well as other ones? That's the case with Nova Launcher at least.

    • Aooga

      This is one of the problems with widgets...literally none of them are the same exact width.

      • Björn Lundén

        It's the height that is the problem. The smallest size makes it align height-wise but it gets cut off at the top since it doesn't fit properly in that size with the padding included.

  • http://www.martinkem.com Martens Nkem

    I wish they could put some work into their blogger app. That would be great news for me

  • User

    So does this fetch it's own weather for sync, or does it go by with Google Now? I always avoided first run of this app because I didn't want to have another thing syncing

  • Justin

    hmm doesn't work on the moto g... it says it is incompatible

    • Phil Oakley

      Have you tried installing the apk?

  • Gaurang Gurjar

    not working on my s3 cm11.. saying existing package with ame name with conflicting signatuure is already installed.. https://s3.amazonaws.com/pushbullet-uploads/ujABQUrgBAO-SZRwv0pt4puWzU3VkkRDuGVUy0CImuzr/Screenshot_2014-08-26-23-55-44.png

    • Bob’s Bilderbergers

      You'll probably have to uninstall the old Genie (New & Weather) app and install this apk fresh

      • Gaurang Gurjar

        Can't uninstall.. It is built in app and only can be disabled. 😕

        • grumpyfuzz

          You have root, uninstall it with a file manager

          • eoes5991

            uninstalled but still says "App not installed". play store says incompatible with my device. but after reboot the apk can be installed and works fine.

  • Leo

    Not working for me.... "unfortunately the app has stopped" everytime I open the app

    • Teodor Axel Johan Jönsson

      Works fine here on Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus with CM11 on galaxy nexus

  • BoFiS

    Of course you can't drag through the hourly forecast graph to see the exact time of different temperatures or predicted precipitation like in the old app.... :-(

  • Dennis Ulijn

    Am I the only one that's thoroughly underwhelmed by this update? Yeah, it was about time this app was updated, yes it has a card UI, and yes it has a navigation drawer, but this is in no way on par with beautiful apps as the play store or play music app. The typography isn't as clear, it misses some Kitkat/L design cues and overall is just an app that's already outdone by other google apps, Google now for weather and newsstand for news. These apps are much better looking doing what they do. The only reason i see that this app has made it into the play store is to do a gradual rollout, maybe even give OEMs time to install it, to have it be given a bigger role in Android L...

    • Đức Thành

      Maybe you expected a bit too much because every app that comes out must have a bit of that "Material Design" somehow, even when it's not quite polished or not even necessary. This is but a simple app and it's useful to a lot of people because of that simplicity I actually don't use Google Now that much or have newsstand installed because I find this app way more convenient. Honestly with its lightweightness and and that simplicity I find it surprising that the app manages to be look so neat and nice, and I think it's beautiful. You might disagree about the design being beautiful but overall the app did get a lot better, and it's all that matters, ja?

  • rmkilc

    So, about that hamburger icon...

  • Tony Raffini

    Um, search button?

  • Jonathan Litwinka

    No Nexus 7 support?

  • Walter Black

    So should I uninstall flipboard?

    • Bob’s Bilderbergers

      yes

  • Guest

    Why can't Google agree on what the temperature is? (Now vs News & Weather)

    • bozzykid

      I assume they were updated at different times. That isn't unusual.

  • Tyler Humphreys

    Why can't Google agree on the weather? (Now vs News & Weather)

    • http://www.theitbaby.com/ Paul King

      It's Oregon, wait a sec and the other one will be right, and then it will rain.

    • Guest

      97°????? where do you live?

  • Shawn

    No go for the S5

  • JG

    "The app comes with Nexus devices and some other relatively stock Android hardware"

    hmm... It's not on my N7 (2012) - and according to the Play Store, the app is incompatible with all of my devices :( Oh well, guess its side loading time :D

  • irishrally

    Awesome, thought it would never be updated. The only change I don't like is if you press on the 4x1 news widget it brings you directly to the article instead of the opening the app like it used to. I see why they do this but I preferred it the old way. The work around is to use the 4x1 news and weather widget and then press the weather to open the app and browse all new articles.

    • pfmiller

      Both ways have advantages and disadvantages, but I think the new way I'd overall better. Nothing was more annoying than seeing an article that interests you, then opening the app and the article being gone after updating.

  • jonathan3579

    It says not available in my country but I'm in the US, lol. Anyone else having this issue on their OnePlus One?

    • http://www.theitbaby.com/ Paul King

      Also on the M8, the EVO 4g, EVo 3D, EVO 4G LTE, Sony Tablet S, B&N Nook running Cyanogenmod, Samsung Galaxy Tab, couple of other devices I own,

      • jonathan3579

        That's weird that it would say 'country' for all those devices. I sideloaded it but I don't see anything that I am really missing though so I'm not terribly upset. Glad to have AP around.

  • Andrew

    Okay, I cannot install it on Nexus 7 (2012), because "This item cannot be installed in your device's country". But I can install it on my Nexus 4, that is in the same country. I can't always understand Google.

  • Vito Lee

    And yet Google Voice still looks like a GB app... Sigh.

  • Wesley Modderkolk

    So Currents was removed in favor of Play Newsstand. Why does this still exist?

    Oh yes, Google likes to compete with itself.

  • Allen Tanguay

    Is Google about to buy weather.com? Their icons are all Google now styled

  • Fresh2infinity

    It Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiveeeeeeeeeeeeessss!

  • Bob’s Bilderbergers

    I could cry I'm so happy! I use this app every single day! Working perfectly on my GS3 :)

  • Testraindrop

    Yeesss, finally, thanks Google.

    About damn time

  • Joe Quintanilla

    yay, I got mentioned, lol

  • NERV

    I am using a modded transparent Genie widget for years and I love it!
    Simple and clear for hourly weather in that chart!
    No other weather app has this fast and simple way to check hourly weather.

    But I don't like the new white widget background, I guess I will keep mine.

  • whoo

    lags a little bit when scrolling.. I guess it's not ready yet since it isn't avail in the u.s. but once its avail. through the play store it mite be updated by then to fix whatever issues.

  • Abdullah Amir

    I thought this shit is dead & forgotten so deleted it recently. Now it looks really sweet!

  • Zimmerman

    I think it could be better

  • Gav456

    Why?

  • Android Developer

    Why not merge this app together with NewsStand ?
    Because it's open source?

  • Scott

    My joy has turn to despair. The Widget has such a stark white background and there is no sliding daily graph. I will be returning to my previous version. :(

  • Simon Belmont

    It's a shame they took away the current humidity and wind information in the detailed view. I really liked that. You could also slide across the day and get that information for any point in the day.

    I hope they find a way to add that back in. Humidity and wind are important, too.

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    Well, the last app stuck with a 2009 widget is Facebook now. Poor them.

  • WORPspeed

    I selected News & weather for the widget, now I just want news...how do I get the dialog box back? It keeps skipping past it and puts down a widgit for both news and weather :((((

    Anyone?

  • brkshr

    After using this for the last 4 or 5 years, I finally switched to Play Newsstand when it was introduced. I was sure they were going to kill the News & Weather app...

  • Gran PC

    I suppose that means it's going to be closed source too. Nice.

    • grumpyfuzz

      Any google app that's not in aosp is closed source.

      • Gran PC

        Oh, this one was never part of AOSP. My bad, didn't know!

  • http://maleko.co.uk Maleko

    Apparently incompatible with all my android devices from play store....lol

  • master94

    Finally. I've missed this app and rooted just for it

  • master94

    How do you view this version offline?

    • Peter

      Did the old version work offline?

      • master94

        Yeah, I figured it out. It does offline still but its really hidden

  • Stanley C.

    thats funny in my N5 is avaliable and for my N7 not!? Oh Google, you always jokin', wont you? LoL :-D

  • Stephan Reich

    I don't see why they don't merge news into Play New stand and squash the weather portion, leaving it to Google Now to give weather stats...

  • krudl3rx

    How the heck is this better??????????

  • Paul Grenfell

    Great..play store says not available for Australia, but I installed apk and its working just fine.

    • Đức Thành

      Same thing for Google keyboard I'm using and a great deal of other apps. I guess there are cases Google doesn't want to officially publish an app for a certain region because they don't think the translation/localization/whatever it is is quite done yet, or maybe Google just doesn't want to. In such cases the ability to sideload apps is just the wonderful option.

  • Ryan I.

    Can I still install it if I don't have the old News & Weather app?

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    I... I actually kinda like the older version

  • FrankJL

    Should be included in Google now

    • Kolyan24k

      Thats true as well

  • Fu Xi

    I'd say the combination of the share button below every news and Pocket makes it an eye saver!

  • http://thedangerbrain.com/ Alfonso Surroca

    After all these years! Finally! All glory to Based Duarte.

    • K. Garvey

      Heh, Based Duarte.

  • AB

    Does releasing on google play mean this app is now not part of AOSP or was it never part of aosp.

    • Peter

      Was never a part of AOSP... was just added into Nexus builds by Google.

  • Paul

    Funky. I'm in the US and it won't let me download it due to country restrictions. I downloaded and installed the apk but the widget is only showing up as a 2x2 and not a 4x4.. Weird. Running cyanogenmod 11S on a OnePlus One

  • dirk

    None of the sources provides a proper apk. Especially mega is annoying as I am forced to install their app.

  • Kolyan24k

    Its good but why is it white? We should be able to theme Google Now and this widget with dark/black color

  • Peter

    small update to version: 2.0 (1385697)_2000500 just released. Might fix se of the issues people here are having.

    also, change log added this:
    • [NOTE: We are investigating crash reports on some devices, e.g. Xperia]

  • alexg

    Great update. I love simple apps that do one thing, but do it really good!

  • karam

    why is this app US-only?

    • Peter

      It is available in Australia. It might be on a slow rollout, or maybe even paused due to crash complaints.

  • Raj Vernekar

    Not Compatible with Nexus 5??? WTF?

    • Peter

      It installed on my N5. Could be on a slow rollout or something. Try again tomorrow.

  • Kostas

    I think you need an AOSP device to install it. It's available for my Nook HD+ running CM10 but not available for my Optimus G running Kitkat.

  • Nuno Guerreiro

    N5 stock 4.4.4, get only the crashes...

  • http://blog.jimah.com/ Yod’ah

    I was not using the news function, only the weather part, so here's what we get:
    - less days into the future
    - no more text description of current weather
    - no more wind speed
    - no more humidity rate
    How is that better???

  • Ian Santopietro

    Erm, anybody see how to set the weather to Metric units?

  • Erik Tomlinson

    Holy cow. I've always just disabled this thing because of its useless... oldness... but maybe it deserves to be turned back on today.

  • Stacie Chan

    Glad to see so much interest in the updated News & Weather app from around the globe! For those who live in countries where the app is currently unavailable, hold tight--it's coming soon :) --Stacie, The Google News team

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