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Leaked video shows Google Now for iOS

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Leaked video shows Google Now for iOS
It looks like Google isn't done taking over iOS through apps, because a new video has leaked showing that Google may be prepping to launch Google Now for iOS. If you are an iOS user, and you don't know what Google Now is, it's a service that pulls together your Google search history, Gmail, and Google Calendar events to give you info when and where it's relevant to you with the magic of intelligent push.

That said, Google Now will work quite a bit better for you if you use Gmail, and Google Calendar. And, from the video, it looks as though Google Now would come as an update to the Google Search app for iOS, which had gotten the voice search capabilities fairly recently. Once the update hits, the Search app would have Google Now available as a swipe up from the bottom, and would be able to give you weather, navigation, sports scores, reminders, and a ton of other content. 

Of course, the video that leaked was pulled pretty quickly, which doesn't really mean much except to say that Google isn't quite ready to make the announcement. The videos look legit, so it's probably just a matter of time before Now gets added to the iOS Google Search app.

source: Engadget



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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 19:56 9

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6632; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Google Now won't beer nearly as good as it would be on Android due to the harmony of Google Apps in a Google phone. Good to hear that iOS users are finally getting GN.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:03 3

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Maybe Google don't won't a beer but I won't one!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:38

9. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Maybe you won't a beer but I want one

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 22:06

20. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Obviously. But they're releasing it for people who have iDevices but don't want to use an Android phone. I see no reason not to.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 22:20 1

23. shuaibhere (Posts: 902; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Isn't this a harm for your privacy????
I thought you guys give privacy more importance...
So i think ios users will never use google now...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:00

2. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


hm. i call fake.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:07

4. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


IOS is getting google search. not google NOW

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:09

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


iOS already has the Google Search app, which will be updated to include Google Now.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:16 2

7. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


so it probably will work on any IOS phones except the first Gen. while here people with GB cant enjoy google now, i dont like it one bit. next thing you know, google music is on IOS. you dont see siri on android or other crappy apple apps on android. makes sense though, google makes more money on IOS :(

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:53

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Just because someone chooses iOS doesn't mean they shouldn't get access to Google products. There's no harm to Android. If you're a hardcore Google user, you'll choose Android, if not, you'll still get access to Google products. It's a win-win.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 21:23

15. Blazers (Posts: 149; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


iOS users can access Play Music through a web browser. Non JB can only stream, but JB users can download.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 21:29

17. Hemlocke (unregistered)


There are also some third-party apps like GMusic on iOS for Play Music streaming. They are not optimal, but they do work.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 21:32

18. Pings (Posts: 289; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


On Android Google Now is part of the Google Search app.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:16 6

6. SleepingOz (Posts: 2481; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


RIP Siri then..

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:29

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Next WP7 and 8 will be getting this, also along with BB10™

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 05:20

26. Mozarrt (Posts: 290; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Windows Phone won't be getting anything. They haven't released a single app for Windows Phone, and they are actively blocking 3rd party developers from efficiently using their API's.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:51 2

11. tedkord (Posts: 3936; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Google dragging iOS into 2013, kicking and screaming.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 21:41

19. Yaldo_27 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


So, what?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 22:10 3

21. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


that give google a better look and it a win win for google knowing that google is the best

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 22:19 1

22. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4835; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Google is ALREADY the best :)

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 03:32

24. kboo1995 (unregistered)


i like how google want their features to be available for everyone :)
respect#

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:08

27. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


My mom has the iPhone 5 and she is so jealous of my Nexus 4 that I have GN.

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