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NowNow lets jailbroken iPhones use Google Voice Search instead of Siri

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NowNow lets jailbroken iPhones use Google Voice Search instead of Siri
For those of you out there who aren't all that big on Siri, or maybe you're on one of the unlucky iOS devices that hasn't been blessed with the voice command app, this could be a good one for you. A new app for jailbroken iPhones called NowNow will allow you to set Google Voice Search in place of Siri.

Of course, this does come with its own limitations. Google is obviously not allowed to hook into the hardware and software in iOS like Siri, so you won't have access to setting reminders, sending messages, etc. (unlike alternative voice command options on Android). NowNow is just going to give you easy access to Google Voice Search, but, if you're on an older iOS device that doesn't have Siri, that's still an upgrade. 

You need to have a jailbroken iOS device in order to install NowNow, because it's found in the Cydia App Store. Another thing to be wary of here is that NowNow requires you also install another Cydia app called Activator, which has a troubling reputation as a resource hog. Those issues aside, once you install NowNow, you'll be able to map Google Voice Search to a number of shortcuts including various interactions (long press or multi-click) with the Home button. 

source: CNet

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posted on 13 Nov 2012, 00:27

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


nice :)
but I don't jailbreak the phone anyway
will wait the google official announce :)

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 00:30 2

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)


now now =Google 100% iphone

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 00:50 2

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1450; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I have this on my iPad 3.. Works well :-)

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 01:06 4

6. random1204 (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 May 2010)


...are you kidding?

From the Video:

"The only downfall is that you have to have the Google Search App installed"

I mean, it does make sense, that to use Google Now in a different way, you have to have it INSTALLED.

Like, for real, who is THAT stupid...?

Edit: I forgot he's got an iPhone... :/

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 01:12

7. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Wait I'm confused with what now now does as activator already does this without now now. I have it set up on my iphone 4 like that.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 03:30 1

8. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)


iPhone just keeps stealing from android (even though it ain't apple this time around), at this rate, dual boot on iPhone with android won't shock me

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 05:03

9. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Nice way of promoting the Nintendo Wii in your avatar there :-)

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 05:45 1

11. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


So, Apple users What are you waiting for.
Go and jailbrake your iPhone,

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 08:32

12. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Why on my iDevice google search app dont talk back to me ?

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