I’m not one to talk to my phone. I don’t use voice messaging, or ask Google Now “is the voice of Gollum also the voice of Supreme Leader Snoke?” (It is, btw.) Hell, I barely even use the phone as a phone. But the one thing I do ask every single day is “What is the weather like?” As of today, Google Now has a better answer.
Google is redesigning and upgrading its weather info through the Google app. Now when you ask about the weather, you’re greeted with a friendly, almost offensively adorable, Material Design-style layout with hourly forecasts, air quality index, UV index, sunrise and sunset times and even a cute image that changes with the weather. It’s a huge upgrade over the currently spartan offering. The update will be rolling out across Android devices today.
Many of these features may only be valuable for the most dedicated weather nerds amongst us and may not replace a more feature-rich Weather app like AccuWeather. But with a blistering summer still ahead, I’ll take all the help I can get.