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Update to Google Now for iOS adds new cards, notifications and more

0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2013, 12:00 posted on

Google Search for iOS has received an update; one of the new features allows iPhone users to commence a search using the app by uttering "OK Google." There's an interesting scene for you to consider. Someone is walking on the street, iPhone in hand, saying, "OK Google." That person might end up being Baker Act'd (Google it) by a concerned bystander...

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posted on 05 Nov 2013, 12:16 10

1. NexusPhan (Posts: 497; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


This is why Google is so much better than Apple. They actually care about the people that use their services and keep the idiotic flame wars out of the picture.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 12:27

2. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Couldn't have said it better myself.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 12:57 2

3. aco96 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Hahhaha don't make me laugh. Google is awful. I guess you don't remember what happened to youtube app for WP ;)

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 13:03 10

4. tech2 (Posts: 2180; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


So you expect Google to put their tail between their legs and just keep on making apps for Microsoft as they demand when Microsoft keeps insulting their service through Scroogled campaign ?

Laugh all you want but the fact is your beloved company is sold and your favourite OS just managed to grab 3% of market share after so many years of its inception !

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 13:05 1

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


tech2 - again - couldn't have said it better myself. :)

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 13:34

9. aco96 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I don't care about google's crappy apps. I'm just saying that Google is not as good as you think. I bought MetroTube which is much better than official app on Android/iOS. Not to mention Pro Tuber on iOS that owns official app. Try to play azealia banks - 212 or sugababes - about a girl on yt app, or try to play a video while the screen is locked, you'll see what I'm talking about. ;) Google services are very good, but official apps are awful.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 13:04

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Sorry but WP doesn't have nearly enough popularity for Google to invest too much in it.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 13:20

8. kyuubiboy (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


& then you admit that indeed google all cares is money !
in the near future wp will grow faster and faster and then they will have to make those crappy apps for microfost :)
we need youtube, gmail, google+ and maybe not google now because microsoft is going to release cortona

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 15:18

15. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Well Google is not going to put in the effort to develop and support apps on a small insignificant OS. That time can be better spent. MS doesnt make all their apps for other OS's. Following your logic, there should also be apps for Symbian, firefox, Tizen, and Sailfish.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 13:06 3

7. illusionmist (Posts: 122; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


They actually care about "the money brought in by" the people that use their services.

FTFY.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 14:08 1

10. stealthd (Posts: 968; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


That's such a load of crap. "Flame wars" have nothing to do with it. Apple's business is selling devices, Google's is about selling your data to advertisers, so Google wants as many people as possible using their services, whatever platform they may be in. If Google cares so much about the people using their services then why is there no customer support? They have great support if you're an advertiser, but nothing if you're the person using their services.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 14:24 1

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Nonsenses.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 14:27

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Apple's business is enslaving people to their vision of what you can and cannot do with a mobile device.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 14:34 1

14. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


How is that working out for them?

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 21:21

20. stealthd (Posts: 968; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


You sound like the leader of an Android cult. I don't even know why I bother responding to a troll.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 00:32

23. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I am truly flattered. :)

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 15:44 2

17. suneeboy (Posts: 165; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


You talk about Google putting flame wars out of the picture, yet in the same sentence you add fuel to the flame war by saying Google is better than Apple? Am I the only one who caught the irony?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 00:49

24. The_Innovation (Posts: 562; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I don't recall Apple ever having a direct conflict with Google itself. More like Samsung and other vendors.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 14:29 1

13. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Google takes in more $$$ from iOS compared to $$$ coming from Android.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 15:41

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Link to that article or that never happened

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 15:45 1

18. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=google+makes+millions+from+iOS

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 16:22

19. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


If you click on the first link and read it Google had a vested interest in claiming the lowest possible Android revenue because it meant less of a payout to Oracle if they were to lose the court case. Second, those figures come from estimates in 2011 by a court appointed expert, not Google itself.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 21:39

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Also that data is freaking old... Like a year old at best...

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 21:38

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Most aticles on your search result are over a year old.... So is that number valid at all?

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