Google To Support Apple Watch With News & Weather App
The Verge reported on Tuesday evening that Google has begun updating its apps to function on the Apple Watch. Google's News & Weather app will be Google's first functioning apps on the new device, but users will have to wait longer for favorites including Gmail (or Inbox), Search, Calendar, Hangouts, and Google+.
However, The Verge noted that the News & Weather app is a "decent fit" despite the fact that the weather aspect is missing as the app only offers news. Users can swipe between the day's top headlines, although due to the limited screen size, users won't be reading full news reports on their wrist.
Welch suggested that Google "isn't ignoring" the Apple Watch entirely. He also added that "hopefully" Google's next few apps "can do a bit more."
Speaking on the same topic, Tech Crunch suggested that Google may consider bringing other properties to Apple Watch in the future as the News & Weather app is a "good first step to test the Apple Watch waters."
Google's app isn't the only option available for users that require constant access to news and top stories. NYT Now, CNN, Circa, among others are also available.
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