Google’s Weather UI redesign starts appearing on more Android phones

What you need to know

  • The UI redesign for Weather in the Google app is starting to rollout on Android phones, bringing it into the Material You group.
  • The redesign tosses away the old, clunky three tabs for a cleaner, bolder single viewing with a Now, hourly forecast, and 10-day outlook scrollable display.
  • Google rolled out the revamped UI on its Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet devices earlier this year a month after launch.

It looks like Android phones are starting to receive their Weather UI redesign in the Google app. The rollout was brought to Mishaal Rahman’s attention on X after he received several reports from users about it.

The Weather “app” is essentially tucked into the overall Google app on Android. The redesign swaps out the old three-tabbed view for “Today,” “Tomorrow,” and “10-day outlook” for a single streamlined view.

The redesign fits well with Google’s Material You design language that it features throughout Android and its own apps.

Most of what users are now finding calls back to some early teasers a Google member posted during the spring. A “Now” section welcomes users with quick bits of information such as the current temperature and an hourly forecast followed by the 10-day outlook.

One aspect that’s shown up is the addition of a weather warning for users in between the Now section and the hourly forecast. Looks like this could help those glancing at the weather for any trouble before heading out.

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Google Calendar starts playing nice with Microsoft Outlook

No more bouncing between apps to accept a meeting invitation

Google Calendar is already a great way to keep your schedule organized, and it’s still getting better. A recent report suggested that Google was working on a feature that would allow anyone to RSVP to a publicly-shared event, but what are you to do if you prefer a different scheduling app — like Microsoft Outlook? Today the walls between the two are thinner than ever, as Calendar and Outlook pick up some powerful new interoperability tools.


Google now allows people who use both Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar with the same email address to seamlessly receive Calendar invitations — and subsequently RSVP to them with their preferred platform. After an event is created in Google Calendar, a meeting reminder will pop up in Outlook to let attendees know that it’s coming up.

This new layer of interoperability continues Google Calendar’s recent usability trend. Google has been readying an improved notification system for Calendar and Contacts that could support custom birthday reminders. While it might only be available to some as of right now, the update has slowly been rolling out to its users. Also in Google’s sights is spam protection, which has been enabled in many of its apps including Calendar and Google Drive.

Google’s not waiting around to get the ball rolling on this support for easy crossover between Outlook and Calendar events, and users of both services should start seeing the new functionality go live straight away.

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Google starts testing generative AI in search, ads included

Dive Brief:

  • Google is testing generative artificial intelligence (AI) in search, heralding big changes to the platform’s user experience, e-commerce features and advertising, per a blog post. The announcement was also shared at the Google I/O developer conference.  
  • AI is meant to take some of the “heavy lifting” out of search, answering not only the initial user query in detail but also offering follow-up suggestions and links while preserving context from question to question. Google said that ads will appear in dedicated slots in AI-generated responses, similar to how they surface in conventional search today. 
  • On the shopping front, Google’s AI-powered search draws on a Google Shopping Graph with over 35 billion product listings to present recent reviews, ratings, prices and product images that can inform purchasing decisions. Google is pushing to keep pace with competitors that have gotten an early lead with generative AI but whose search products are not as widely adopted. 

Dive Insight:

The race to transform search using generative AI is kicking into high gear. While Google’s implementation of the technology is not surprising — and has basically been a given since February — more formal tests demonstrate that the tech giant is moving quickly to address the competitive threat posed by rivals that were early to jump on the trend. Google’s announcement comes a week after Microsoft shifted AI-powered Bing from limited to open preview, welcoming more consumers into the fold. 

Google’s early experiments with generative AI in search, dubbed the Search Generative Experience (SGE), are part of a new Search Labs program. Those interested in trying out the features and providing feedback can join a waitlist, with access opening in the coming weeks. The initial run will be in the U.S. and in English only. 

SGE is just one of several bits

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Google Play Store starts running full-on ads in search suggestions

Back in November, many users started seeing targeted promos for apps when they opened the Play Store’s search menu on Android, but Google assured us at the time that these weren’t ads — merely proactive recommendations for apps you might be interested in, given to you at an opportune time when you might have been looking for them anyway. Now, a new plague of Play Store search ads is cropping up for many users, and this time they’re just that — ads.


Android expert Mishaal Rahman received a tip about the ads, and it sparked a Twitter conversation that revealed just how widespread the Play Store’s new search “feature” has become. Already, users in the UK, Japan, and several other regions are seeing ads when tapping the search bar, suggesting that Google might be in the early stages of a widespread rollout.

A few examples of the Play Store’s new search ads (via Twitter)

One thing that makes these clearly different from the recommendations Google started rolling out in November is the “Ad” badge next to the new suggestions. In most cases, the ads appear mixed in with Google’s proactive recommendations, so it could be that only users who have the suggestions feature enabled on their accounts are getting the ads.

Rahman also notes that when compared to the initial rollout of search suggestions last year, the new interface people have started seeing this week includes more information about the apps. The user rating and total number of downloads are now listed in the subtitle beneath each suggestion, including both ads and the proactive recommendations.

With ads being such a large part of Google’s business model, this isn’t completely unexpected. It’s possible that Google is testing this as a

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Steady Paranoid Android Topaz starts arriving for Xiaomi phones

Knowledge Android 13 minus MIUI on your Xiaomi phone

Besides LineageOS, Paranoid Android is among the the last number of remaining AOSP-primarily based customized ROMs that is nevertheless actively designed for a wide array of units. The staff driving the ROM started off its Android 13 drive by dropping alpha and beta Paranoid Android Topaz builds for a bunch of OnePlus and Pixel phones in Oct 2022. More lately, the 1st secure Paranoid Android Topaz release was created offered for the Almost nothing Phone 1. Just a couple times later, the AOSPA staff has produced the stable Topaz construct for various Redmi and Poco phones.


Xiaomi started off seeding MIUI 14’s ‘beta stable’ firmware for the Xiaomi 12 to Mi Pilot members in mid-January 2023. Because then, there has been no word from the Chinese smartphone maker on when its lower and mid-selection devices will get the most current OS update. Many of these phones even are unlikely to get Android 13-centered MIUI 14.

So, if you are disappointed with Xiaomi’s painfully slow Android 13 rollout, Paranoid Android Topaz is a practical resolution to practical experience the newest Android launch on your Redmi or Poco cellular phone. The only downside is that you have to get your palms soiled (virtually) to set up the AOSP-based ROM. On the in addition side, you can working experience Android 13 with out MIUI and any bloatware that Xiaomi typically bundles on its phones.

Paranoid Android Topaz stable is readily available for the next Xiaomi and Poco phones:

  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (India)
  • Redmi Notice 10 Lite
  • Redmi Note 9 Professional (World)
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (India)
  • Poco M2 Pro
  • Poco F2 Professional
  • Poco F1
  • Redmi K30 Pro / K30 Professional Zoom Version


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Sony starts rolling out secure Android 13 update to the Xperia 10 III

The OTA is rolling out now

Soon after rolling out Android 13 to its flagship Xperia 1 IV in November, the Xperia 5 IV alongside with a bunch of more mature flagships in December, and the Xperia 10 IV just previous month, Sony is now bringing the most current flavor of Android to a person far more Xperia cell phone. The Japanese OEM has started rolling out the stable Android 13 update to 2021’s mid-array Xperia 10 III.

The update carrying application model 62.2.A..367 is at the moment offered for the world wide dual-SIM (XQ-BT52) variant of the telephone in various European and Asian nations around the world. As for what to anticipate from the new software, the current firmware provides along several remarkable features and improvements to the table that Google launched in Android 13. It also bumps the safety patch amount to January 2023.

Notably, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690-powered 3rd technology Xperia 10 went on sale with Android 11 pre-set up. For the reason that it’s not likely that Sony will carry on updating the mid-ranger in the long run, the Android 13 launch should really be the last big firmware bump the Xperia 10 III at any time gets.

We really should see the Xperia 10 III’s Android 13 OTA popping up for other regional variants above the coming days and months. Even though you might choose for the Xperia Companion application to obtain the update for your telephone, it will be a great deal a lot easier to skip the waiting queue and down load the new build straight from the company’s update server for manual flashing by our very own group-formulated instruments like XperiFirm and Newflasher.

Sony Xperia 10 III XDA boards

Whilst it may perhaps seem to be like the stop of the

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