Nexus s weather widget not updating
Today Google has rolled out an unexpected update to an app that seemed long forgotten.It's the News & Weather application that comes on Android phones running software maintained by Google like Nexus and Google Play Edition devices.On top of all that, there are also several interactive graphs showing data on things like temperature, precipitation and pressure.The depth of data and an elegant and simple interface makes this app one of our top choices.Alternatively, tap the menu button and hit “Edit” before following the above instructions. Whistle Out maintains a broad list of service providers and we endeavour to include at least the top ten service providers in every category so that you can make a transparent choice.When you see a 'promoted product' or a product with a 'go to site' button it means that Whistle Out is earning a transaction click fee for the referral.
The app previously sported a design that was like a relic from the distant past, with an interface that seemed like a mixture between Android Gingerbread design and some parts of Google's original Holo design from Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Most display live-updated information; provide functionality without the need to open an app, and add a nice visual break-up to a monotonous grid of icons. Many widgets, such as weather widgets, are heavy on both animation and live-updates. Having several such widgets across multiple home screens can seriously drain battery life. There are two ways to add widgets (though it can vary depending on manufacturer cusomtizations). Most resizable widgets have a pre-set limit and cannot get larger or smaller than a specific size.
The main way is to go in to your applications menu and find the Widgets tab at the top of the screen. Widget size ranges from that of a single icon to an entire home screen.
There was heavy use of black, with horizontal scrolling sections and gradients throughout. I had not even used the old app to change the temperature units from Fahrenheit to Centigrade because the design was so outdated that I looked to other apps to get weather and news information.
The weather images had also not been updated to support very high resolution devices in the 400 ppi range, and looked quite blurry.
It is looking like it may be Monday before the update as there are changes that need to be completed today and then re-testing, but as an end result updates should be considerably more robust in the next release.