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Google News & Weather

Not to be confused with Google News.
Google News & Weather
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Developer(s) Google
Initial release August 26, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-08-26)
Stable release 2.0 / September 8, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-09-08)
Operating system Android Ice Cream Sandwich and later
Size 2.3 MB
Google News & Weather (iOS)
Developer(s) Google
Initial release October 8, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-10-08)
Stable release 1.0.232 / October 8, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-10-08)
Operating system iOS 7 and later
Size 9.6 MB
Available in 26 languages[1]

Google News & Weather is a news aggregator application developed by Google. It is available on the Android and iOS operating systems. Google News & Weather features a card-based interface and is similar to both the Google News desktop website as well as Google Now, which makes extensive use of cards. The app indexes over 65,000 news sources and has 60 country-specific editions.[2]

News & Weather had been there on stock Android devices for a long time but it was only on 26 August 2014 that it was revamped into a modern application and released to the Google Play Store. The update brought a new layout, incorporating a Google Now-style card-based design, with the ability to swipe between categories and drill down to view the same story from different sources. There are different editions for various countries, and the sections and editions subscribed to can be controlled through the Settings menu — all linked to the user's Google account. An optional weather widget at the top of the main view can be configured to show weather based on the current location, or a location set manually.[3][4]

The iOS version of Google News & Weather was released on October 7, 2014.[2]

References

  1. ^ "iTunes App Store application page". Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Roberto Baldwin (7 October 2014). "Google rolls out local News & Weather app for iOS". The Next Web. 
  3. ^ Alex Dobie (26 August 2014). "Google News & Weather app gets major overhaul". Android Central. 
  4. ^ "Google News and Weather App Gets Random, Massive Overhaul". Droid Life. 26 August 2014.