You’ve probably seen the weather cards while using Google Now before. You also probably noticed that they were simple and didn’t have much body. Not for much longer, though, by the looks of things, as some users have reported seeing an entirely different layout. Colorful, large and really good looking, they are a welcome change. Prepare to see something like this on your phone soon:
It’s a clear improvement over the last version. You can now view either a detailed “Today” pane, “Tomorrow” pane or a bigger “10 Days’ pane. With the new cards you also get access to more detailed weather information which you’d expect to find from more fully-fledged native weather apps. Details like pressure, UV index and visibility are shown, as is air quality. With the air quality screen, the new view offers health advice based on how good the air is, and what specific pollutants are floating around. You also get to see sunrise and sunset times.
The status bar and overall theme seems to be determined by the weather conditions.
Quite a big improvement, eh?
The problem is, you may not have access to it for a while. Only a few select users have reported the change, and Google may not even roll it out in the end (although it is very likely to be).
It also doesn’t really comply with Google’s Material Design. Strange to see them deviating from it, but it seems pretty decent nevertheless.
I quite like the change, especially the cartoonish wallpapers that are used.