Published on November 12th, 2023
Here Are Five Key Takeaways:
- Google’s Clock App Integration
- Previous Teasers and Withdrawals
- Real-Time Weather Data
- Full-Screen Weather Forecast
- Global User Support and Minor Drawback
Google is gradually integrating weather updates into its popular Clock app for Android 14 QPR1 Beta devices and the Pixel 8 series.
The feature was initially spotted in Android 14 QPR1 Beta 2 but was withdrawn from public access and later appeared sporadically on select Pixel devices.
This integration involves merging Android’s weather service into the Google Clock 7.6 app.
Users can now access real-time weather data from the Clock tab, providing information on the current temperature and the day’s high and low temperatures.
Users can add multiple cities to track time and weather at a glance.
Additionally, users can enable a full-screen weather forecast along with their alarm, offering a text-based format with essential details on temperatures and weather conditions.
The wider release of these new features was first reported by 9to5Google, confirming their availability on Pixel 8 running Android 14 and QPR1, as well as on the Pixel Fold and a few other Pixel devices.
To cater to global users, the Clock app allows users to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit through the ‘Change temperature units’ shortcut in the ‘Regional preferences’ page.
However, at the moment, the weather integration cannot be disabled, though an upcoming setting option, ‘Local weather on the clock,’ is expected to address this.
While the update enhances the user experience by providing weather information, there’s a minor drawback in the form of the World Clock widget, which takes up a 4×3 grid space on the home screen, potentially limiting customization options.