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    Default Where's my news widget?

    I had a news widget set up on my phone prior to the update now it's gone, and i can't figure out how to get it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieTheOneManParty View Post
    I had a news widget set up on my phone prior to the update now it's gone, and i can't figure out how to get it back.
    I read somewhere that the stock news and weather widget was removed from ics
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    Yeah, I'm a bit of a news junkie myself and miss my news widget as well. I downloaded Flip board from the Play store. Its good but quite thirsty for battery.

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    I really miss the News and Weather widget I had on my Droid X. I loved the fact that you could view the news on a 1 x 4 widget and then open the widget if you found a story you wanted to read in more detail. The other cool thing about the old News and Weather widget is you could specify your own search terms so any news stories relating to those search terms would be displayed.

    I haven't tried it yet but here's a thread that details how to get the old News and Weather widget on a Razr Maxx. I don't know if it will work with ICS but I think I'll give it a try when I get a chance.

    Here's the link to a thread about the old News and Weather widget that includes a download link -
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    I just tried that, but I don't think it is what I'm looking for. I used the news widget to show stories from an rss feed (superbikeplanet.com). I installed it, but the only widget I see is for weather, not news. I just played with the settings, but it didn't ask for an rss feed, just news topics.
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    Yeah they took the News Widget and kicked it to the curb. It is long gone now. I watched a video on Moto's site introducing ICS on the Razr and they said it there.
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    They kicked quite a few things we liked to the curb. I have an application called Glass Widgets that's pretty cool for custom rss. Maybe take a look at that. I use it mostly for a calendar link though.

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    Here's the link I just went to to get the News and Weather app, and it exactly the one we all knew from Gingerbread:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieL3 View Post
    Here's the link I just went to to get the News and Weather app, and it exactly the one we all knew from Gingerbread:

    It worked with ICS thanks and good find

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieL3 View Post
    Here's the link I just went to to get the News and Weather app, and it exactly the one we all knew from Gingerbread:

    I used the same link for my Razr Maxx and I'm happy to have the News and Weather widget back.

    For me the widget is the perfect way to get caught up on the news. I find that almost anytime I'm stuck standing in line I reach for my smartphone and start reading the news.
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    Thats the app, does anyone know how to get the widget to work?
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    Just add the widget. It's loaded when you install the app. It comes up in the Widget List as "News and Weather"
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    did you find an answer to your question? I have the same issue, and the links below installed the "news and weather" widget, not the "news" widget!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramezj View Post
    did you find an answer to your question? I have the same issue, and the links below installed the "news and weather" widget, not the "news" widget!
    Once you select the News and Weather widget you'll have the option to choose a "News Only" version. I chose the "News Only" option because I already have the weather information on my Home Screen.
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    Originally Posted by CharlieL3

    Here's the link I just went to to get the News and Weather app, and it exactly the one we all knew from Gingerbread:




    I just got the Razr and was distrought because of no news/weather widget... Thanks guys, it works great on my Razr with ICS.
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    Thanks for sharing this... Finally! Been trying to add custom topics without any luck for a long time. Until now.

    Only thing I would add... Is this, The GenieWidget.apk would not install because it kept saying "there is already a... with the Same Name..." What I had to do was go in and remove the old (News & Weather) from the system. I used "System Tuner" (Super User App-available on the Play market for free) went to "System" setting tab, then The "System Apps" setting and found the News & Weather app and DELETED the old one... Plus, I had to do a Re-Boot before it would let me install it. Then it finally worked!!! I was able to create Custom Topics. (i.e. Android and CyanogenMod) Which is something I was not able to do until now.

    So thanks to CharlieL3 & JNeum for sharing this.



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    I believe the op was talking about the Motorola news widget not the Genie widget. Its gone in ics

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    The link above was a good fix for the news and weather widget.
    But that is not the one I needed.
    Is there a way to get the RSS/news widget back?
    That was the widget that you entered the feeds you wanted to follow.
    Any suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XDCX View Post
    Once you select the News and Weather widget you'll have the option to choose a "News Only" version. I chose the "News Only" option because I already have the weather information on my Home Screen.
    looking for Motorola news widget just news
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    Default Is anyone else having problems with the News Widget lately?

    My News and Weather Widget hasn't been able to connect for the past day or two and I was wondering if anyone else was having the same problem?
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    I'm having the same problem. I'm thinking Google finally broke the connection, since the app hasn't been available on the Play Store for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieL3 View Post
    I'm having the same problem. I'm thinking Google finally broke the connection, since the app hasn't been available on the Play Store for a while.
    Thanks for the reply - nice to know I wasn't the only one with the problem.

    I just checked my Maxx and noticed the News and Weather widget is working again.

    I recently bought a Nexus 7 and was going to see if the N&W widget worked on a tablet but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

    On a related note, I'm really surprised a developer hasn't released a replacement for Google's N&W widget - I'd definitely pay to have one that had the same appearance but allowed me to specify the news sources.
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    The weather part of the widget still isn't working, though. I put in my location both by name and Zip code, and it says it can't find a matching location.
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    I want to get this news app on my MAXX,



    but how do I download it? If I try to go to the site via the browser, it was not found on the server. I can't believe that ICS removed the news app - everyone uses devices for news now-a-days.
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    Default Re: Where's my news widget?

    People might want to try this News Widget:



    Gets good reviews on Google Play. Uses the Google News RSS for most of its info. Relatively small file size as well.
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