Yesterday while most of us were checking out various April Fools hoaxes, Google updated its News and Weather apps to v2.3, adding a few small changes including improvements to the interface for configuring the weather card, notifications for important stories, and a new “suggested for you” section.
The latter two changes are certainly the stars of this update. In News and Weather 2.3, Google will allow the app to post system notifications every time major news breaks. From the sounds of it, these notifications will be tailored to your reading habits, interests and so forth. Of course, you can always disable notifications if you’d rather not deal with them. As for the “Suggested for you” section, you’ll find various stories the app has recommended, based on your own search history. As you can see in the screenshots above, my “Suggested for you” was filled to the brim with tech-related news and announcements, though you’re mileage may vary.
To grab the latest update, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.