In August 2020, Google’s endearing Weather Frog started donning a mask. The avatar that appears in Google’s Search for Android earlier this week no longer wears any protective gear.
When first launched, the fabric masks with varied designs were simply drawn over the Weather Frog’s already-existing images, which show him in various settings engaging in various activities. They all take place in the open air without any spectators.
It’s quite a nice touch for being so prominent (swipe up to view more information/stats on Android) and is supposed to closely resemble the current situation at the spot you’ve searched. Although the Smart Display Frog never wore a mask because it is an animated experience and more difficult to adjust after the fact, it is also available on the Nest Hub as an experimental clock face.
If you’re using the fullscreen Weather experience, which is powered by the Google app, Froggy (actual name) will show up on the Today tab. The pictures, though slightly smaller and depicting a wider scene, are also available when you search for weather (location) on the Google app.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Google had completely removed the face mask off the Weather Frog in every city we looked up around the world. This process began earlier this week.
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