Google Weather app gets a Material You-nique touch
Android's weather experience received a revamp in 2021 with a Google Material Theme redesign, coinciding with the wide rollout of Material You to other first-party apps. Now, Google Weather is getting a facelift with Material You elements.
Powered by the Google app, the experience currently features three top tabs that offer a quick view of weather information for today, tomorrow, and the next 10 days. Each screen provides a high-level overview of the weather at a glance.
Key features of the Google Weather App redesign
Recently, a Googler tweeted a redesign of the Google Weather app, which appears to leverage a single main feed. The new design starts with a pill-shaped search bar that displays the location. The bar is gray in the screenshot, with proper support for the system's dark theme likely in place.
Beneath the search bar is the "Now" section, which displays the current temperature, condition, high/low, and feels like. This section appears on top of a Froggy illustration that's somewhat lacking in detail due to its width. A scrollable "Hourly forecast" is placed next, followed by a "10-day forecast" that includes the high/low temperature.
One can tap on each tab, including "Today," to see additional information like wind and sunrise/sunset (if available).
Still in development
The redesign appears to be influenced by the Wear OS Weather app, which is already well-organized. Shifting to a single feed is a smart move that simplifies the user experience. It's also hoped that the redesign will cater to large-screen devices.
While there has been a demand for a weather app developed by the Pixel team to enhance the experience on Google phones, this redesign is a good start. The status bar shows that it might still be in development internally, but it's encouraging that Google is already testing it with employees.
While it is still unknown when Google will provide this update to users, you can become a Google Android Beta tester by using this link. Who knows, maybe you will be one of the first to experience the Google Weather App redesign.Advertisement