A couple of weeks ago, a leaked promo video indicated Google Now, a much-praised feature of Android Jelly Bean, was coming to iOS. And today, Google decided to make it official, updating the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad, which brings Google Now functionality in to the app.
The app looks and feels almost exactly the same as the Android version, though the iOS version displays fewer cards apparently (22 or the 29 cards available). It also cant be launched with a system-wide gesture like the Android app, cannot sync in the background and cannot notify you with alerts like the Android version does.
As such you have to start it up and wait for the app to find your location and generally sync. The app also cannot sync with your iOS calendar app unless you happen to be syncing said app with Google Calendar from where the Google Now app will pull in information.
What’s New in Version 3.0.0
Get just the right information at just the right time with Google Now.
• weather and traffic conditions before you start your day
• updates on your favorite sports teams and breaking news stories as they happen
Find out more about all other ways Google Now can help at http://www.google.com/now
Still great to have the app on iOS though. Available free, right over at the App Store.
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