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Google has updated its official News & Weather application, and the updated version 2.0 is available for free download.

The updated app now comes with the following new features:

  • Enriched weather card with larger graphs, vertical slider and graphs for wind and humidity
  • Dark colour theme available from the options menu
  • Search for news topics and save searches to your custom sections
  • Curated stories from top publishers in the Editors' Picks gadget

These enhancements are applicable to the Google News & Weather application for Android users. The updated app is available to download via the official Google Play Store.

For iOS:

Apple's iOS (iPhone and iPad) users get the new features mentioned below with the app version 1.65:

  • Suggested For You feature brings content that Google's algorithms think iOS users will like. Users need to sign in to test out this functionality.
  • Performance/Stability enhancements.

Google's News & Weather for Apple's iOS is available for free download, via the iTunes Store.

Apart from the above new aspects, the Google News & Weather app provides the following general list of features:

  • Coverage from 65,000 publications
  • Simple swipe access to categories such as Top Stories, Technology, Sports and Weather
  • The app lets users tune their layout with any of 60 country-specific editions and personalised news sections such as Hollywood, NASA, Fashion and more
  • Users can tap any story for a deep selection of viewpoints, including in-depth articles, opinion, and local perspectives.