News and Weather 2.1 widget

herki

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Awesome. It looks pretty sweet. There are graphs showing humidity and temperature in the past 12 hours, and tons of headlines. I'm not sure there's a way to add your own feeds, though. Which makes me sad.

An RSS feeder would be nice.
BTW, this is version 1.1.7, RC6.
 
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Odds are my word isn't worth much, since I already commented, but I'll say that it isn't a virus. I loaded it onto my friend's Droid too, and she would've killed me if it were.

It is still a beta version, however late a beta. The landscape view doesn't work well with the weather window.
 

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Can you use just the news app and no weather? It's not a big deal but I already spent my $2 on Weatherbug Elite and like it a lot so I'd like to be able to just use the Google news widget and save space by not having the weather part.
 

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Oooh, this thing is really nice! I like the customizable news categories, and how you can swipe back and forth between them, as though you were switching home screens. Also, long-term weather forecast.

I now have three different weather apps on my home screens, but it's okay - I have four home screens, so who's counting?
 

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Can you use just the news app and no weather? It's not a big deal but I already spent my $2 on Weatherbug Elite and like it a lot so I'd like to be able to just use the Google news widget and save space by not having the weather part.

When you tap the news & weather selection in the add widget menu, it lets you pick between news, news and weather, and just weather. So yes. That's what I use since I also have Beautiful Widgets.
 

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I have Beautiful Widets (not so beautiful as it once was) and Weather Widget Donate (by far the best and most customizable flip-clock available now) and I still use the weather on this thing, because it gives a much longer-term forecast. This is why dxTop gives us four home screens.
 

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I've never tried the weather-only one, I use the News & Weather widget. And it gives a 6-day forecast, which is three days more than my other two weather widgets. Now as for its accuracy... that remains to be seen.
 

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it pulls data from the weather channel it seems (at least i assume they do since the logo is in the app) so it should be fairly accurate.

however, i live in socal, so the forecast is almost always sunny followed by sunny, and maybe a little bit of clouds thrown into the mix.

the rain forecast is almost never right, which always makes me so sad.