Google Now weather card updated to offer regional outlook

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Today may be LG’s, but even with the G3 grabbing the lion’s share of our attentions, the rest of the Android landscape isn’t being wholly ignored. In fact, we just caught wind of an interesting tweak starting to arrive en masse for Google Now users today, as Google updates how the service reports on weather conditions.

Already this months we’ve seen a lot of progress with Now, checking out how it handled subscription cancellation reminders, helped users pay their bills, and got smarter about setting timers. Today’s weather-related change affects how Now share information about conditions in your region, now displaying the weather in multiple cities all aligned as part of a single card. This at-a-glance view should make it easier to get a proper sense of conditions across a region, versus the laser-focused reports we’d been used to.

For more detailed forecast information you’ll have to interact with the new card, but that’s just one tap away; apparently Google believes most users are more interested in current conditions.

There’s no update to Search that’s bringing this change to Now users; the update is entirely on Google’s end of things. That also means that not everyone is getting this new layout all at once, but multiple reports from users who have seen it arrive suggest that widespread deployment is currently underway. Be on the lookout for the new weather card to come to your Google Now experience, if not today then over the course of the next few days.

Source: Android Police

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