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Google Weather/News Widget

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Benny879, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Benny879

    Benny879 Well-Known Member
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    I havnt seen this posted yet so here it is...

    Some of you may have seen the pics for the Google weather/news app/widget for Android 2.1 that was running on the Nexus One. Well some hackers pulled the .apk file off that phone and now have it available for us Droiders. I put it on my phone and it works great. The news app is really cool. You can create custom news topics such as "Android" or "Mobile News".

    Here is the link to get it. [Link Removed by Mod...]

    Directions:
    Download .zip file
    Rename file to GenieWidget.apk
    Transfer to phone
    Use a file manager app to install it (Ex. Astro)

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  2. iPhone2Droid

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    Thank you for taking the time to post this. Just emailed the link to me. Now to the Droid ...
     
  3. Branndon

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    Link to the actual post? I couldn't find it.
     
  4. square

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    installed. thanks.
     
  5. BrooklynDroid

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    Nice... Its to bad that Im stuck with weather bug...,Shoooooot Here comes the SNOW!
     
  6. Benny879

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    Download the .zip file, rename the extension to .apk, and transfer it to your phone. You can use a file manager such as Astro to install it.
     
  7. erbe232

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    what part exactly do you need to rename?
     
  8. smilepak

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    Sweet, I can now remove the weather widget.
     
  9. Benny879

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    Rename GenieWidget.zip to GenieWidget.apk
     
  10. dakoop

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    Functional but the widget is ugly
     
  11. JRSly

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    Ugh, I hate having to make a million message board accounts all over the internet that I'll never use again just to download one file.
     
  12. VeryApe

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    Agreed. Can anyone post this on rapidshare/demonoid/whatever.
    I hate making forum accounts just to download stuff and view .jpg's.
     
  13. mcadam

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    Enjoy guys. I installed it and I absolutely love it.

    Link Removed by Mod
     
  14. Silverwing

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    EDIT: I TYPE SLOW

    Thank you very much.
     
  15. JRSly

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    Very appreciated!
     
  16. sooper_droid12

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    Thanks. I installed it and it looks decent. I like the swiping of the new stories. However, if I display just the weather widget, the formatting is weird. Won't show the whole temperature. Overall, it feels like the widget was made for a wider screen... perhaps 4.3"? O_O
     
  17. mcadam

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    Not sure what you mean. I see weather icon, current temp, city, "snow", and high/low. Looks the way it should.
     
  18. VeryApe

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    ytmnd!
     
  19. Arsonman

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    Just to be clear, I can download this link directly to my phone as long as I check the box to allow downloads from places other than the market.
     
  20. Redflea

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    Cool...thanks for the links. Interesting app...I already have beautiful home so don't need the weather, but like the news portion.

    Extra cool - just noticed that even if you select just News for widget display, you can still see weather when you open the widget. Very nice...
     
  21. sooper_droid12

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    Here's what mine looks like:

    EDIT: Nevermind... I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. I think it had something to do with not finding my location properly. Now it's okay.
     
  22. DjSmooth

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    The file extension: File name geniewidget file extension zip change zip to apk
     
  23. XtremeAaron

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    no rooting needed, correct?
     
  24. Benny879

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    Nope, this is completely safe and will not harm your phone
     
  25. XtremeAaron

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    Very cool, just installed, I like it alot. Weather Channel app is gone!
     

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