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Here's how to get Android 12's new weather widgets right now

Both widgets stick to your selected Material You theme, though they are quite large and difficult to resize.
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October 19, 2021
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TL;DR
  • Android 12’s new Material You-themed weather widgets are now available.
  • They’re only live in the latest Google app beta version on Google Play.
  • Both widgets stick to your selected Material You theme, though they are quite large and difficult to resize.

Ever since Google showed off Android 12’s Material You theming engine for the first time, we’ve been waiting to get our hands on the fancy new weather widgets that were expected to arrive with the stable version of Android 12. Starting today, you can get both Android weather widgets on your phone, but there are a few prerequisites.

First, the Android 12 beta needs to be installed on your compatible smartphone. You also need to be enrolled in the latest Google app beta for Android, which is version 12.41. Once you enroll, you’ll need to update your Google app to the latest version. The widgets will not show up for you if you’re on the stable Google app channel.

Once those two requirements are met, you’ll have access to two new weather widgets. Check ’em out below:

The weather widgets can be found under the Google section of the widgets selector. Two are available. One is a rounded square widget that shows your location, weather conditions, current temperature, and high and low for the day. The other widget is much simpler — it’s an oblong circular widget that only displays the current temperature and conditions.

Both widgets are 3×3 and cannot be resized any smaller than that. I would have really liked to see Google implement these in a smaller footprint, such as 2×2 or even 1×1. Remember, though, these are only accessible via the Google app beta, so perhaps the company will tweak them even more before the final release.