A couple of weeks ago Google was testing for the weather information you can summon through Google Now on Android. And here’s some good news – the test is over, and the new design is now rolling out to every Android device out there.
While this seems to be a server-side update, having the latest version of the Google app for Android (18.104.22.168) does apparently help get it faster. So make sure you’re up to date. If so and you still don’t see the new design, just be patient for a little while longer – Google loves to stage such rollouts.
The new weather card is not only prettier than before, but it also packs much more information. You get hourly sky conditions and chance of rain, severe weather alerts, a more detailed ten-day forecast, air quality info, UV index, as well as sunrise and sunset times.
The app-like experience is packed into three self-describing tabs (between which you can swipe sideways) – Today, Tomorrow, and 10 days. The update also brings some new functionality. Namely, when you search for a new location after the weather card is already on the screen, you can save that city for later. If you do, it will show up inside the drop-down in search.
Finally, you should know that the background colors change according to the time of day and sky conditions, and Google calls the frog-like character that you can see in the app “a new meteorologically inclined friend”.
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