Checking native climate on an Android telephone is extra advanced than we like. There’s nonetheless no devoted app, which implies you are restricted to getting climate outcomes via the Google app in your system. Final 12 months, the corporate determined to launch a standalone Climate app for Put on OS. We’re now studying that Google is engaged on a separate Climate app for Android telephones and tablets, lastly bringing parity between its cell and wearable platforms.
Some digging inside model 7.5 of the Google Clock app by 9to5Google uncovered hints of a brand new Climate app for Android, purported to operate independently of the Google app. Based mostly on the app’s launch on Put on OS final 12 months, one might assume it might solely be a matter of time earlier than Android smartphones and tablets obtained the identical remedy, although it has been a protracted wait since October 2022.
It is exhausting to inform when the characteristic will roll out to the plenty, however since there is a reference to a package deal named “com.google.android.apps.climate” throughout the Google Clock app’s code already, 9to5 posits that it might arrive someday after the Google Pixel Pill and Pixel Fold are launched in lower than a month from now. On high of functioning as a standalone app to verify climate forecasts, native climate outcomes could be built-in throughout the Clock app for a greater person expertise. There is a good likelihood that a few of these particulars might additionally pop up on the Clock’s dwelling display screen widget.
This implementation might provide climate outcomes for every metropolis you’ve on the Clock app, along with displaying metrics like excessive/low temperature and basic circumstances within the area. Towards this finish, 9to5Google says the Clock app has new parts to inform customers, together with Clear day, Blizzard, Very popular, Tropical storm or hurricane, Flurries, Low visibility, and Nighttime remoted overcast thunderstorms, to call a couple of. In the meantime, interacting with the climate outcomes on the Clock app might redirect customers to the brand new standalone Climate app.
It is no secret that Google Climate hasn’t traditionally acquired a lot consideration on Android, though it obtained the Materials You remedy earlier this month, lastly catching up with a few of its fellow Google-branded apps, corresponding to Google Information, which was additionally late to the get together. As for the upcoming Climate app, one would hope that its new standing as a standalone app would unlock well timed updates and UI refreshes on par with a few of the different core Google apps. Model 7.5 of Google Clock is reside on the Google Play Retailer, and you may also choose it up from APKMirror.