On Monday, The Weather Company updated its free Android Weather Channel app and made it better than the current iOS versions.\n\tThe new Weather Channel update (version 4.0.1) for Android has a much cleaner, more-elegant interface than the same app on iPhones and iPads. You get the current temperature, plus a brief description of the conditions, such as "Dry conditions will continue," as well as what the temperature actually feels like. If you want more information, you can click a "+" button to learn the wind speed, visibility, humidity, dew point, sunrise\/sunset times and high\/low temperatures.\n\tYou see an orange exclamation point if there\u2019s a weather alert for your area. The app also displays a pleasing, and relevant, photograph. If your current conditions are cloudy, for instance, you\u2019ll see a photo with clouds.\n\tAlso new is a refresh button, so you can get the most updated weather info whenever you want it. (The iOS apps recently got the refresh feature too.) You can add various information layers to maps for dew point, wind speed, water temp, clouds, and you can see past and future radar forecasts. Any weather map these days would be remiss without the obligatory social-sharing feature, and the Weather Channel software grabs screenshots for easy posting to Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Dropbox and other services.\n\tThe Weather Channel Android app is currently devoid of advertising\u2014unlike the iOS apps, which sometimes show cheesy ads. I also like the Android app\u2019s big, graphical forecast display.\n\t\n\tThere are plenty of fantastic weather apps available for all mobile platforms today. (The Weather Channel\u2019s app is also available on BlackBerry and Windows Phone). Another such app is Weather HD 2 for iOS. But for now, The Weather Channel on Android is my favorite.