Google Maps introduces Long-Awaited Weather Feature for Android
After a considerable delay, Google Maps for Android is set to receive a feature that has been present on its iOS counterpart for quite some time. Since 2019, iPhone users have had the ability to access real-time local weather conditions directly within the application, a functionality that has been noticeably absent from the Android version until now. Long-Awaited Feature Arrives on Google Maps for Android.
In response to growing demand, Google is now focusing on incorporating weather information into the Android version of Google Maps. This shift is part of a broader initiative by Google, involving a user interface overhaul for the weather feature within the Android version of the Google App. Additionally, there are rumors circulating about the development of a standalone weather app specifically designed for Android users.
An intriguing configuration option discovered in the Beta 2 version of Android 14 QPR1 indicates that Google is planning to integrate weather conditions into its clock and widget app as part of the quarterly feature release, potentially arriving on Google Pixel devices as early as December.
The weather information in Google Maps for Android will be presented as a chip, displaying the temperature beneath the search chip carousel. Users can tap on this chip, opening a window that showcases the current temperature in the area, local weather conditions, daily high and low temperatures, hourly forecasts, and air quality. Although Google is still in the early stages of incorporating weather information into the Android version of Google Maps, some users have already had a sneak peek at the feature and shared screenshots. Redesigned Weather User Interface in the Google App
Returning to the redesigned Material You Weather user interface in the Google app, this update is gradually rolling out to Google Pixel owners. It introduces the capability to create an icon on the home screen, providing quick access to the Google app with the Discover tab active. Users can navigate the carousel until reaching the rectangle displaying the local temperature, then tap it to open the new weather UI. Tapping the three-dot menu icon and selecting “add to home screen” from the pop-up menu will add a sun icon with the Google “G” logo to the home screen.
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