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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
    Thread Starter

    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...]

    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

    iPhone2Droid Well-Known Member

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

    Branndon Android Enthusiast

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

    square Android Enthusiast

    installed. thanks.
  5. BrooklynDroid

    BrooklynDroid Member

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

    Benny879 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Link Removed by Mod

    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

    erbe232 Lurker

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

    smilepak Member

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

    Benny879 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Rename GenieWidget.zip to GenieWidget.apk
  10. dakoop

    dakoop Well-Known Member

    Functional but the widget is ugly
  11. JRSly

    JRSly Member

    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

    VeryApe Well-Known Member

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

    mcadam Well-Known Member

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

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  14. Silverwing

    Silverwing Member


    Thank you very much.
  15. JRSly

    JRSly Member

    Very appreciated!
  16. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    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

    mcadam Well-Known Member

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

    VeryApe Well-Known Member

  19. Arsonman

    Arsonman Well-Known Member

    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

    Redflea Android Expert

    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

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    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

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

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

    XtremeAaron Android Enthusiast

    no rooting needed, correct?
  24. Benny879

    Benny879 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

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

    XtremeAaron Android Enthusiast

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

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