1. sniffs's Avatar
    Ok, so I've switched to many different Android phones.. been through about 8 of them.

    there's 1 piece of software that I always find myself using and keep on my main screen and use for every single device.. I'm not sure why, I feel attached to it and I cant get rid of it.. it's the Google News & Weather widget.

    I feel now that if I remove it from my main screen, I'm losing functionality.. anyone else addicted to this widget?
    09-14-2010 12:29 PM
  2. Sonicaholic's Avatar
    I'm addicted to force closing it. as why on earth would I need weather in a widget when I have full screen weather animation (available for all devices) and news there are a multitude of ways to read the news on your device and I'm sure I don't need to mention them as I would run out of space and kill my keyboard.
    Please dont think I'm being rude to you personaly as we all have a personal opinion this just happens to be mine.
    09-14-2010 01:35 PM
  3. sniffs's Avatar
    I don't run the "news" portion of it.. just the weather.

    I like it. It's simple and shows what I need.
    09-14-2010 03:04 PM
  4. Super Turtleman's Avatar
    I'm addicted to force closing it. as why on earth would I need weather in a widget when I have full screen weather animation (available for all devices) and news there are a multitude of ways to read the news on your device and I'm sure I don't need to mention them as I would run out of space and kill my keyboard.
    Please dont think I'm being rude to you personaly as we all have a personal opinion this just happens to be mine.
    What weather animation are you referring to? Also, I wouldn't mind seeing/hearing about some of the top news app/widgets that won't kill your battery or force close.
    09-14-2010 03:23 PM
  5. Mr-Odd's Avatar
    What's a good 2x2 weather widget that shows both current conditions and 3 day forecast?
    09-15-2010 06:58 PM
  6. icebike's Avatar
    I'm addicted to force closing it.
    LOL. My sentiment exactly.

    The thing is HUGE. And dumb as a rock.

    You can replace it with WAY better weather apps, and news apps are a dime a dozen.
    09-15-2010 08:52 PM
  7. icebike's Avatar
    What's a good 2x2 weather widget that shows both current conditions and 3 day forecast?
    I like this one: Weather forecast widget - Android app on AppBrain

    Configurable for 8 different sizes.
    09-15-2010 08:56 PM
  8. anon(3653)'s Avatar
    I got tired of killing it as it always keeps wanting to run so I use the news widget. If you can't beat it, join it. lol
    09-15-2010 09:28 PM
  9. nickf126's Avatar
    Sniffs, I am with you. I got the fascinate, and I was disappointed to see that it was not there. I have been looking around for the .apk for it. I miss it so much.
    09-16-2010 07:47 AM
  10. davidnc's Avatar
    Ok, so I've switched to many different Android phones.. been through about 8 of them.

    there's 1 piece of software that I always find myself using and keep on my main screen and use for every single device.. I'm not sure why, I feel attached to it and I cant get rid of it.. it's the Google News & Weather widget.

    I feel now that if I remove it from my main screen, I'm losing functionality.. anyone else addicted to this widget?


    I don't run the "news" portion of it.. just the weather.
    I like it. It's simple and shows what I need.
    I just use the weather section of this app as well ,as a way to double check temperture if my default weather one(BW) is not updating correct
    09-16-2010 08:16 AM
  11. mr.seth.price's Avatar
    What weather animation are you referring to? Also, I wouldn't mind seeing/hearing about some of the top news app/widgets that won't kill your battery or force close.
    I don't necessarily have a widget for news that I use persey...they yes did kill my battery. I just set up a reader account that doesn't sync with google and added all news feeds to that that i'm interested in keeping up with. Sync at will and less space used on phone for other things.
    09-16-2010 09:30 AM
  12. markmensch's Avatar
    Hey guys, downloaded the Genie News and Weather apk from this forum, loaded it, but it FCs every time I launch the app icon OR try to add it to Home. Any tricks to get this working on froyo (running rooted froyo on Cappy).

    update: just read I'm supposed to place it in /sysptem/app and set to x644, then reboot, but still FCing on me after I did this. And yes, I did uninstall before placing and rebooting

    update: Still didn't work.

    update: OK, got it working. I don't know if it's 'cuz I'm on anther phone, but when I tried a different ver apk, it worked on my ATT Captivate, running slightly mod'd stock froyo. Of course, need to be rooted, have terminal, etc. download apk from:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...91&postcount=2
    06-01-2011 02:13 PM
  13. Bujin#IM's Avatar
    I love the weather widget, and the graphic temp/precipitation is pretty slick. I use the news portion from time to time, but use twitter for most of my news needs.
    06-01-2011 02:29 PM
  14. shamefulzero's Avatar
    Hey guys, downloaded the Genie News and Weather apk from this forum, loaded it, but it FCs every time I launch the app icon OR try to add it to Home. Any tricks to get this working on froyo (running rooted froyo on Cappy).

    update: just read I'm supposed to place it in /sysptem/app and set to x644, then reboot, but still FCing on me after I did this. And yes, I did uninstall before placing and rebooting

    update: Still didn't work.

    update: OK, got it working. I don't know if it's 'cuz I'm on anther phone, but when I tried a different ver apk, it worked on my ATT Captivate, running slightly mod'd stock froyo. Of course, need to be rooted, have terminal, etc. download apk from:
    xda-developers - View Single Post - [Q] [Request] Genie Weather and News Widget for the TB
    really? you can no longer have google's news/weather app on your phone unless your rooted? i just got a brand new dinc2 and cant install it. it's on my old dink though i wonder if i can save to my sd card.
    06-14-2011 08:50 PM
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