Google Clock 7.6 adds weather with alert forecasts on Pixel 8 and Android 14 QPR1

Google Watch 7.6 full Rolled With the Pixel Watch alarm syncing this week, and now the weather integration is seeing wider availability on the Pixel 8 and Android 14 QPR1 series.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro running Android 14, as well as phones enrolled in the QPR1 beta, feature a system-wide Weather service (com.google.android.apps.weather) that powers this Google Clock integration.

In the Clock tab, you’ll get the current temperature and the high/low of the day for each city. Click “Add local weather” to set it up and give the necessary permission to specify the location. As part of the 7.6 UI tweak, both the clock and weather are placed at the top.

You will also get this information in the Clock’s World widget. However, it unfortunately requires a lot of space on your home screen (at least 4×3).

In Settings, you’ll get a new shortcut titled “Change Temperature Units” under the “Clock” subsection. This opens Android’s Regional Preferences page to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius. Once enabled, there is currently no option to disable weather integration. This settings shortcut appears to be new to this rollout as it was previously “Local Weather Clock.”

Meanwhile, you can now enable a full-screen Weather Forecast when alarms go off. It can note the current temperature and condition, what to expect later in the day (high/low), and a preview of tomorrow’s conditions. Click “Okay, thanks” to decline.

The weather rollout in Google Clock has been somewhat erratic. It debuted financially with QPR1 Beta 2 at the beginning of October and was pulled server-side shortly after before returning in waves for some users.

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As of today, we’re seeing it on a much wider range of devices, including the Pixel 8 on Android 14 and QPR1, as well as the Pixel Fold and several others in the beta program. It’s not available on Pixel phones or tablets running the stable version of Android 14 (October security patch). All other Pixel owners should expect that with December’s feature drop.

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