Google News & Weather app debuts on iPhone

Google is launching its own News & Weather app to the App Store in select markets right now, giving you access to local weather, the top stories of the day, and coverage from 65,000 publications. The app comes just after Google had updated its Google Currents application for iOS and renamed it to Google Play Newsstand. At this time, Google News & Weather isn't available in the U.S.

Here is what Google News & Weather offers to users:

  • Coverage from 65,000 publications
  • Simple swipe-access to categories such as Top Stories, Technology, Sports & Weather
  • Tune your layout with any of 60 country-specific editions and personalized news sections such as 'Hollywood', 'NASA', 'Fashion', or anything else that catches your fancy
  • Tap any story for a deep selection of viewpoints, including in-depth articles, Opinion, and local perspectives

The app requires iOS 7 to install, but it is optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

What do you think of the app? What are some of your favorite news apps?

Chuong H Nguyen