Optims 2X weather widget

Have you been looking for the sweet weather widget from the LG Optimus 2X?  I know a lot of you have, and thanks to XDA member Sony_Ericsson_X10 we now have it -- almost.  He found that the weather-only portion of the Today Briefing widget inside the Optimus 2X system dump looked exactly like the widget we all want, and it works without any elfin magic.  To take it a step further, the widget has already been edited to remove the black background if that's how you like it, so be sure to try them both.  That's the edited version you see above.

Installing needs no magic either -- just download it and install, or use the Sideload Wonder Machine.  There is one caveat, however.  The widget will take one full screen unless you use a home replacement that allows for widget resizing.  We recommend Launcher Pro or ADW Launcher pretty equally, and both will resize it just fine.  Hit the source link for the downloads. [XDA-Developers via @macprv]

 

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LG weather widget from the Optimus 2X system dump

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Thanks, alternatively you can download 'GO Weather' from the market which has a pretty much identical widget, and quite a nice weather app as well.

Why does everyone go carry for a weather widget? Its the weather, all we have to do is look out the window. Not to mention its ALWAYS on the radio and tv every 5 minutes. JESUS CHRIST PEOPLE!!!

@hotkoko you sound MAD! Please tell us how you really feel about the state of weather-related widgets on the Android platform!

Looks very nice but it is too big. It takes up the entire screen. I like to put some widgets under it but can't put anything but that widget alone. I guess you would need a launcher that allows widget resizing. I am running stock so I guess I will pass on this. Looks great though.

SteveEdson was right..."go weather" looks just like it...even better I think. It's free in the market and does not take up entire screen. It has 3 different sizes.

i just installed this on my Incredible. looks really good. may give my beautiful widgets a run for its money.

Can anyone who managed to grab the one with no background please host the file somewhere else? The source link is disabled for too much traffic. Thanks!

its an apk, those cant cause viruses from what i know of and even if it could, nobody else got viruses. it is something else that you installed....

no no no.....U KNOW WHAT, AS I WENT TO xda I WANTED TO LOAD IT ONTO MY pc, AND AS I CLICKED ON THE DOWNLOAD ITS START TO INSTALLED 3 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS, AND I STARTED GETTING POP-UPS FROM THE INTERNET.....I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING BOMBED....all is good now, i just uninstalled the 3 programs did a virus scan, and it seems to be OK

I don't understand what's so great about this widget? I've seen much better looking ones from Beautiful Widgets. I think the stock HTC one is probably better, too.

Go Weather Widget doesn't seem to auto update too well and it does not use geolocation- you input what city you want... does this have geolocation? IF not- then not really worth the effort.

Go Weather, from what I've been reading in the comments in the market say it's really buggy. And from the images, the clock doesn't have the 3D look like this has. It's nice on my Evo. For the one that says the clock doesn't show, that happened to me but when I put in my city, the clock began showing the time...

Whilst you've got to commend "Sony_Ericsson_X10" over on XDA for ripping this, the damn thing's 11.7Mb in size and it's just a widget!

Oh, and it's not particularly pretty either, IMHO.

one without background loaded fine on my stock DX updated. background version wouldn't install. found my small central ohio town. like the widget except it shows green grass and sprong tulips .... and its a frozen tundra out there .... kinda kills it imo.

Works on my D2 but would be great if it would automatically update the weather. After resizing with Beautiful Widgets it fits ok. Hope someone can fix the update........

I discovered if you have both downloads on your phone only one will load. You have to un-install one for the other to work, at least this worked for me when trying to try both verisions. FYI

It runs fair. I wouldn't expect it to out do BW or WB. Glad the thread cleaner came through. It works, and does give a change.

Definitely like the widget, you can even add tasks to it.

Anyone know if it eats your battery or is it fair with it?

anyone else getting force closes when trying to type a location, instead of using the mobile networks to determine a location on the non background version on the Nexus One or anyone running CM7 Nightly on their phone ?

I'm getting an error when trying to install.
"there is a problem parsing the package"
Anyone have a solution for this?

@ben.reddicliffe Yes it does the same thing for me. Running CM7 Nightly build 21-Liberty. I really didn't like it much anyway so no loss on my end.

I keep getting a force close when I try putting it on my home screen (evo) has anyone had that same problem and gotten it to work?