Leaked video shows Google Now for iOS

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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27 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

9. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Maybe you won't a beer but I want one

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

23. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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...

2. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

hm. i call fake.

4. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

IOS is getting google search. not google NOW

5. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

7. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 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 :(

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

15. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

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.

18. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

6. SleepingOz unregistered

RIP Siri then..

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

26. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Google dragging iOS into 2013, kicking and screaming.

19. Yaldo_27

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

So, what?

21. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

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

22. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Google is ALREADY the best :)

24. kboo1995 unregistered

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

27. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

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