Google Now comes to iOS in new Search app update
We've been hearing the rumors about Google Now coming to iOS for a while now, including an odd miscommunication that led to some unfortunate comments by Google's Eric Schmidt. Today brings the Google Now update to the Googe Search app for both iPhone and iPad, but as you might expect, the app doesn't offer everything that you would see in the Android version.
Not surprisingly, because of the 3rd party limitations on apps in iOS, Google Now doesn't get a system-wide launch shortcut, or the same full background syncing (although it can monitor your location.) The app also will not push notifications through the iOS system, and it can't pull information from your local calendar, it only pulls from Google Calendar.
Oddly though, there are some cards that aren't available on iOS either. At launch, only 22 of the 29 different information cards have made the trip from Android to iOS. Cards that are notably missing are airline boarding passes, Fandango movie tickets, and local events.