Google News and Weather
It’s the forgotten app on Android, after appearing in Android 2.0 the Google News and Weather app, along with its associated widget hasn’t received any love since then, but with a major design updates to Android since its release and another on the way, Google must have realised that it’s time.

The update is available now in Google Play, or should appear as an update if you’ve had it installed all this time. The update includes a new Google Now card style design update, as well as tablet support and a new resizeable homescreen widget. The complete list of new features include :

  • Enjoy news.google.com personalization by signing in with your Google account
  • Tablet support
  • Expand stories for snippets and related articles, including genres E.g. Opinion, In-depth
  • Navigate sections via the menu or simple swipes
  • Change editions for news in different languages and countries
  • Weather and local news for multiple places
  • New resizable homescreen widget

The app is location based, so you should automatically receive the latest updates that will matter to you, if you have location services enabled. You can add to the topic or location list as well to get more news and weather delivered.

Head on over to Google Play to get the update, or install it again and see what you think.

Note: Some people are reporting that the update is not showing as available. It’s possible the update is rolling out slowly. In the meantime have a couple of mirrors :
Mirror 1
Mirror 2

Google News & Weather
Google News & Weather
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: Google Play.
Via: Android Central.
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    jdt1986
    jdt1986
    5 years ago

    Tried it a few days ago on my Nexus 7 2013 and it gave me the “Not available in your country” message… Tried it again this morning and it downloaded fine, no error messages at all. They must have fixed the availability over the past 48 hours.

    David Anderton
    David Anderton
    5 years ago

    about bloody time, hope it fixes my incorrect weather issues

    aryonoco
    aryonoco
    5 years ago

    Yep, I get a not available in your country on the Nexus 7 (2013) and HTC One as well.

    geoff fieldew
    5 years ago

    Doesn’t work on my Nexus 7 LTE – the forgotten Nexus. This tablet gets everything last.

    Tim
    Tim
    5 years ago

    “Not avaialble in your country” Galaxy S5

    Strand
    Strand
    Reply to  Tim
    5 years ago

    Ditto with international LG G3.

    NOZ
    NOZ
    Reply to  Strand
    5 years ago

    Note 3…same

    Ledski
    Ledski
    Reply to  Tim
    5 years ago

    Worked fine with a Nexus S

    Phill Edwards
    Phill Edwards
    Reply to  Tim
    5 years ago

    Same on Moto G.

    Ian Aspinall
    Ian Aspinall
    Reply to  Tim
    5 years ago

    Google News & Weather does not operate on either the Note 3 nor the Note 8…WTF? It is Google isn’t it? They developed Android didn’t they?