Google Now might be coming to iOS, do you care?

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  1. chris

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    Something curious about this story. How does someone drop a promo video before it's actually available? Why the tease? App Store approval issues?

    Do you want Google Now or content with Siri?
     
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    More than happy with Siri. I'm not gonna be interested in Google Now--not now, not later...
     
  3. iphonewarrior

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    Google Now is pretty good in all fairness.
     
  4. chris

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    Here's a description of Google Now for reference.

     
  5. Europa

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    This is already available for jailbroken phones. It's called NowNow. It's better than the one that will be available in the App Store because you won't have to open an app to activate it. You can set it up with any activator gesture including using the home button gesture that is used to activate Siri.
     
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    I probably haven't looked at Now's features closely enough, but it feels to me like a lot of them are very geared towards Mr. / Ms Super Businessy Exec. It knows my travel schedule in advance, it knows about my 12 businesss meetings tomorrow morning, and all that jazz.

    I don't need any of that, so I'm good with Siri - though I do need to play with Now more on the Nexus 7.

    Hmmm, perhaps I should've just said 'dunno'.
     
  7. ZR_Yancy

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    It's actually not the same. NowNow just gives the user the ability to launch Google Voice Search immediately on iOS. Google Now has cards that display depending on your interests such as sports scores, travel time (traffic) for your commute to your work from home and vice versa. If you use public transit such as subway, train, etc, it remembers and tells you ETA of your ride so you know when to get their and catch it. If you fly a lot, it can automatically tell you the status if the flight like if it's leaving on time, delayed or cancelled. It tracks packages automatically. I find it very useful. If Apple allows this on iDevices, it will be a welcomed app. I would definitely use it on all my iDevices.

    Here's a screen shot of Google Now on my Nexus 10.

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    Pretty much what that video chris posted
     
  8. Europa

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    Thanks for the clarification. I hadn't actually tested NowNow and didn't know about those limitations. Google Now does sound pretty nice.
     
  9. Chancellor

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    I'm obsessed with Google Now, I'd love to have it, in fact I'd pay for it lol.
     
  10. ZR_Yancy

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    You're most welcome. It's not for everyone. If you don't mind Google knowing almost everything about you, it can be your best friend.
     
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    And don't overlook ActiVoice.



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    I'd definitely be interested in this for my Stock iPhone 4. I did have NowNow on my Jb 3gs but had to restore it because of stability issues with another app/tweak.
     
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    Look at an app called Grokr, close to Google Now


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  14. psylichon

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    My schedule is pretty random and often poorly documented, digitally. I have a hard time imagining how Google Now will offer me useful data in my daily activities, but I'm definitely willing to give it a try.

    I tend to use Siri more for her hooks into the operating system (sending texts, setting timers, alarms, music, etc) than for information, so I feel the two products will serve separate purposes.
     
  15. ZR_Yancy

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    Not really. When it was first available, I was hoping Grokr would work similar to Google Now. It does some things similar but in the end, I was a little disappointed.
     
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    I don't use it that often but like when my desktop and mobile search history is in sync.

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    Wow, a month has passed and still no Google Now? :mad: C'mon man!
     
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    I don't think Google now will ever come to iOS. Google now is for Android what Siri is to iOS. In order for you to fully experience Google now on iOS Apple would have to allow it to use core parts of their iOS and we all know that's not gonna happen. I have a nexus 7 and used it occasionally its pretty good.


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  19. chris

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    It's official.
    Google Now for iOS Available As Part Of Google Search Update
     
    #19 chris, Apr 29, 2013
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    I've downloaded and installed Google Now, and so far it seems to work just as well as the Android version.


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