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Google promotes some popular iOS and Android apps on its home page

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Google promotes some popular iOS and Android apps on its home page
You might have noticed while about to do a Google search today, that the Alphabet division is promoting its iOS and Android apps right underneath the search bar on its home page. The short message reads, "Unwrap the best of Google for Android and iOS." Clicking on both links will take you to a listing of popular Google apps available for your Android or iOS devices.

Android apps listed include the Chrome Browser, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Translate, and of course, YouTube. Others include Snapseed, Gmail, Hangouts and Google Drive. Many of these are already pre-installed on a new Android phone.

If you click on the iOS link, you will receive a number of pages for both the iPhone and the iPad. If you got a new iOS device for the holidays, you are going to want to install some Google apps. For example, remember that the YouTube client hasn't come pre-installed on iOS for years; that is a must-have that you will want to download on your new iOS flavored phone or tablet right away.


source: Google via MobileSyrup

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posted on 28 Dec 2015, 01:20 1

2. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Saw it... I thought it would be something interesting, but nothing new...

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 01:25

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 2207; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Aww, see?! Android and iOS can co-habitate!

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 01:59 1

5. Hashed (unregistered)


Google being mature, really respect this company, wish other companies would learn something from them, rather than wasting time in courts.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 02:41 2

7. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Hashed, Google needs iOS users - they make money from showing/suggesting ads to anyone they can get attention from - one way to get that attention is by providing "FREE" apps or "FREE" OS. Lots of people dont mind seeing a few ads to get "FREE" stuff. Others dont mind paying for the content, features, etc. and like to avoid seeing ads. One of my favorite addition to iOS is Content Blockers which are absolute must today with the way websites are FORCING ads, fullpage ads, re-directs, and so on. Anyways, you know all this, right?

Apple makes MOST of it's money by selling hardware, they have absolutely no reason to provide "FREE" services to anyone outside iOS - as it will make them no money. It's just how their business model is.

At the end of the day, if you like Google and Apple services - you choose iOS. If you must have icon/font customization, ability to see system files, but dont care about certain apple features you choose Android - which has its own pros. Apple doesn't curate to android users - because that's not how it makes money, unlike google.

The "courts" thing is a separate issue and it's not Google that Apple has beef with, it's Samsung mostly (but there are quite a few companies that have a beef with Samsung) And it's Samsung that likes to drag this thing for ever - and it's annoying. Whenever apple get sued or any other company - they usually settle fast, avoid appealing after several times found guilty, until the patents or the case really doesnt matter anymore. Samsung knows this - and that's why they're doing it. Whether apple is right to sue for something or not really depends on whether Samsung has infringed on a granted patent. Apple is guilty just as often as Samsung or any other company - but Apple just pays after found guilty, maybe appeal once or twice, but not drag it out for years and years hoping that it wouldnt matter at some point. But, we all see it with a biased view. Personally, as an Apple fan - I'm tired of the whole thing - it was fun at first, now it's just pathetic.

Sorry for a long post... just thought you'd want to read the other point of view than the band-wagon version...

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 10:18

11. Hashed (unregistered)


No apologies needed regarding the long post, I respect your opinion, and it makes sense.
I personally prefer Google's OS and services,, to each his personal preference.
Have a nice day.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 02:30 5

6. phonehome (Posts: 508; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


When you really get down to it, one hand washes the other.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 02:41 1

8. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Thank You!!! Well Said! +1

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