• After 15+ years, we've made a big change: Android Forums is now Early Bird Club. Learn more here.

Weather Radar Animation


Nov 22, 2009
Does anyone know how to make the radar animate either in a weather app or web site? For example, when I click on a radar image that normally shows rain looping, all the droid does is show where the rain is located on the map with no movement. Make sense? Thanks for any help. I already have All Animations checked in the Sound and Display Settings.
Not being able to display animated .gif files, like those used for weather radar loops, is a known issue with the OS.

I have yet to find the true reason for it, but the iPhone has the same issue. So possibly some licensing or security thing?

From what I understand, applications that do display graphic loops disassemble the original source .gif file, breaking it into individual .png files which are then just displayed one at a time. (thus animated, heh)
Upvote 0


We've been tracking upcoming products and ranking the best tech since 2007. Thanks for trusting our opinion: we get rewarded through affiliate links that earn us a commission and we invite you to learn more about us.